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Old 05-17-2016, 07:44 AM   #15
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Alan. Pictures would be welcome, thanks.

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Old 05-17-2016, 10:22 AM   #16
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We also sleep with feet toward the narrow end for the same reason.

Walt, I'll post photos later today.


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Old 05-17-2016, 02:51 PM   #17
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Heads up makes sense to me, but our feet get crowded with dogs so I was undecided

No the escape isn't sold yet, since we don't even have the BF home yet, but we have a close friend interested in it and every time I mention it anywhere I get asked so I expect it will go quickly!
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:34 AM   #18
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Modification test

After an output of 4 days, the change is marvelous. I had already put a foam on small bench but it was moving it was bulky. Now it's really a big comfortable bed with 6-inch foam.

And the day is when the bed is closed it is really a beautiful space to relax
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:34 PM   #19
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nice mods...both....

if I had a G I'd be tempted....great solutions both...because let's face it 41" ain't no "double" no matter what the brochure says.....LOL

but I noticed in the pictures.....something that used to get on my nerves and that I have dealt with....easily....and that's the shower curtain storage in the BF wet bath...

storing it by the toilet is obvious at first but it's all crumpled up at that end, is in the way of the toilet and when deployed never hangs straight....(sound familiar?)

I store it other end....after buying any old shower curtain cut it exactly in half (now you got another one for next time)....install two 1/4" screweyes (?) in the corner (not in the FG)... a length of 1/4" bungy cord....add a little suction cup....loosen the bathroom light and slip the end of the curtain behind it and tighten back up again.....

now the curtain will always lie flat against the bathroom wall (no more crumples, be out of the way from the toilet and hang perfectly straight when deployed)

very simple but a vast improvement over storing it opposite side....and you can trim the bottom of the curtain to fit the bulge created by the holding tank at the far end for a perfect fit...again so it always hangs STRAIGHT down

I love that wet bath.....I'm surprised they haven't come up with the same idea...a little larger for small apartments....sure is a snap to keep clean...

after preview...in the pictures....the wire coming out of the top of the light powers a computer fan in the hatch...(when the light is on so's the fan)...the white pipe near the floor is the rerouted heat duct that used to come out under the dinette seat....my door is turned upside down (so it opens the other way)....and I removed the door catch (hinges are spring loaded anyways)...a small bungy keeps the door secured for travel

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Old 05-31-2016, 06:47 PM   #20
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For the new mobil part , i cut new plywood with the 8 inch extention with a cut for opening the bathroom door
In close position , i make a wood frame to support the part with 2 legs
Hello!
This looks like the solution to our problem! We just bought a 93 17 ft Bigfoot, after travelling in a Toyota Sunrader motorhome (fiberglass) for the last 8 years. I am 6'5" and love the height in the Bigfoot, but was concerned about the bed size. I love your idea, but don't quite have my head around how you did the carpentry. Would you be so kind as to post a picture of your handywork without the cushions on it. I think this will be my first project once I get this trailer home.
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:16 PM   #21
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Picture bed modification

I take many pic of my bed without foam [Click image for larger version

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Bed open , bed close under bed open , and under bed close
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:21 PM   #22
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Picture bed modification

May be you can enxtend the lenght if you cut the wood at the end and Click image for larger version

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The bed have 76 inchs and if you remove or cut the plywood and put a foam in thr storage hole you can extend 5 inchs
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:38 PM   #23
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Thanks so much for the pictures, Yvon. What did you use for the tracks? Those are straps on top to keep it from over extending, but what did you use for the bed to slide on? I live in New Brunswick, and am going through Ottawa on my way to pick up the trailer in Picton. I can stop at Lee Valley tools and get just about any kind of hardware to do the job. Thanks again for the pics! I appreciate your help
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:28 AM   #24
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Track for bed

I have use two 16 inches track bought at Rona store but probably avalable at all hardware store

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Old 06-29-2016, 10:32 PM   #25
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Bigfoot gaucho bed modification

Bigfoot gaucho mod.

I finally got around to getting pictures of my mod. Torn rotator cuff surgery has knocked me a good one in the meantime.

I'm not seeing a way to post those pictures from my iPhone. Anyone know how?

See my earlier description of the whys and wherefores.
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:02 PM   #26
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:48 PM   #27
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Wonderful ideas and the pictures are extremely helpful. Our 89, 17.5' gaucho had been modified by a previous owner (took out all overhead cabinets, removed bathroom door, replaced curb side front dinette seat and seriously modified the gaucho area. I have spent the last four years gradually making changes.
Thank you especially Yvon for the pictures of your gaucho modifications in post #21.
I did have a question for Franswa on post #19 - It looks like the edge of the curtain is secured under the edge of the light fixture. Is that correct?
And for Alan (Deadheads) in post #26 - Is that clamp routinely used for the bed extension? And, I really like those support posts you created. They are sturdy and yet come apart for easy storage!

Here are a few pics of my BF as it looked when we bought it. The first two are the gaucho and rear wall changes made by the po, the third is the shelf modification across the front end, and the last is the shelf modification running over the kitchen area. All this meant that I had to remove almost everything from the shelves whenever we hit the road!
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:31 AM   #28
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Hey, Lora. Yes, I have a dedicated clamp that holds the addition on to the gaucho. This year I abandoned the "X" legs in favor of a square frame leg at each end of the platform. When set up things can be stowed out of the way underneath and when not in use the legs have a locking folding hinge that makes the whole thing flat. If you'd like I can post photos and let you know what hardware I got from Amazon for the hinges. It's a much better setup.
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