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Old 03-11-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
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As some of you may or may not know we have a 2000 16' Casita SD. Well we as I believe many of you do not use the rear bed as a table area at all and keep it as a bed full time.

I just ordered a foam mattress to make it a bit more comfortable, but let me tell you what else I did...

At the end of the bed where Julie sleeps sags a lot because where it has the "V" angle cuts there is no bed support where the bed cusions overlap. So I cut out a 4X4 piece of birch plywood that will fill the gap in this section. Now we have a full bed where there was no support before. Trust me it makes a huge difference for us because now Julie can actually stay on her side of the bed and not smother me... at least not all the time.

It does not seem like much but Julie (sleeping towards the bath side) has that little be extra where gravity does not pull on the cusions as it did before.

Take a look at what I mean...

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Old 03-11-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
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Hi Steve
Good idea you got there.One question.Did you order high density foam.This is the best to have.:wave
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Old 03-11-2003, 07:16 PM   #3
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Steven - that is exactly what we did. In fact, we doubled the front so that when anyone sits on the edge there is zero give. You are correct. It makes a tremendous difference.
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Old 03-11-2003, 07:27 PM   #4
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Ches, when you say high density do you mean firm?
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Old 03-11-2003, 07:47 PM   #5
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There are different types of foam.High density should be the type that you got in your cushions.Some of this foam is deceving.It looks good but a year down the road its sagging and will not spring back to normal shape.I just put in my Boler today two peices of high density foam for our beds.I still got job to complete.

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These are bunk beds.75x36 inches.Works for us.:wave
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Old 03-12-2003, 06:41 AM   #6
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>>not smother me... at least not all the time

Glad to hear that Michael might have a sibling at some point!
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Old 03-12-2003, 07:08 AM   #7
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Now now Charles

I love Michael but another baby at this time is not in the plans. Our little family of 3 works perfect for our Casita I don't know what would happen if we had another little one. I think we want to keep things as they are for now... however the act in producing another baby is not toally out of the question!:wave

Did I just say that...
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Old 03-12-2003, 10:06 AM   #8
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bunk beds

Ches,
I am very interested in how you are doing the bunk beds. Personally, I would rather have the bunk beds in the rear of the trailer. I would then turn the front into a mini dinette. We spend more time outside camping that in. Any info or additional pictures would be great!
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Old 03-13-2003, 12:31 PM   #9
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similar treatment

Looks good...and our trailers are siblings!!! I had the same prob with company and did a similar arrangement with melamine.....added a flare to cover the heater discharge below and protect bedding.<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e70ce5834fc83e39d9c7b8f6abedboard1.jpg/>
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Old 03-13-2003, 02:25 PM   #10
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What exactly is melamine?
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:03 PM   #11
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You know that cheap/inexpensive (usually white) stuff on bathroom and kitchen cupboards which coats particle board? That is melamine.

It's basically a wood finish replacement.
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:11 PM   #12
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Oh, cripes! I knew that! Duh. :o

Something made me think it was thick like wood. So you just got white laminate covered particle board?
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I don't think this is the same thing. he talks about it
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php...11&page=1#11120

and it's 5/8 inches thick
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No, I think it is. He paid someone for a large piece. What he paid for was someone to apply the laminate on all sides (or at least the top and sides), I'll bet.

I had a brain-fart and forgot the troubles I have been through, doing just that - laminating. In my misspent youth, I laminated, what seems like, miles of countertops. I completely forgot the term melamine, somehow I thought (from the image perhaps) it was a sheet of white plastic. Doh!
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