Bunk bed over rear dinette - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-14-2006, 09:53 PM   #1
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Now that I have my wonderful Scamp ,I'm thinking of building a loft or bunk over the rear dinette for my college age daughter to use. My Scamp is of the deluxe variety with lots of beautiful woodwork and storage and lots of counter space but no couch or gaucho. I seached for this topic and in 2003, Jamie and Ches talked about this modification with several pictures that I couldn't access.(right click, view, not there) I wonder if Ches might be able to repost those pictures or if someone else could share their insights on this mod? I don't want to drill any holes in the fiberglass. I would also like to use the dinette. I have seen a drop down bunk in the vintage trailers(stick) There is also a sling or hammock style. Any Ideas on the best way to do this? Thanks Steph
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Now that I have my wonderful Scamp ,I'm thinking of building a loft or bunk over the rear dinette for my college age daughter to use. My Scamp is of the deluxe variety with lots of beautiful woodwork and storage and lots of counter space but no couch or gaucho. I seached for this topic and in 2003, Jamie and Ches talked about this modification with several pictures that I couldn't access.(right click, view, not there) I wonder if Ches might be able to repost those pictures or if someone else could share their insights on this mod? I don't want to drill any holes in the fiberglass. I would also like to use the dinette. I have seen a drop down bunk in the vintage trailers(stick) There is also a sling or hammock style. Any Ideas on the best way to do this? Thanks Steph

check this: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...543&hl=bunk
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I gave some thought to this myself. Eventually decided it was not for me. Bunks with single beds are one thing - but bunked doubles I think are a bad idea. It comes down to not wanting to be the poor sap on the bottom bunk, wall-side. It's bad enough having to crawl over the other person to get out of the double bed - but in a bunk you'd be trapped.

Course, that being said... I rigged a bunk bed in our Esterel by modifying a standard camping cot. The legs were cut off and extended with PVC pipe. Works fine with the kids, but I'd give second thoughts about putting an adult on it.

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Old 08-14-2006, 11:36 PM   #4
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I gave some thought to this myself. Eventually decided it was not for me. Bunks with single beds are one thing - but bunked doubles I think are a bad idea. It comes down to not wanting to be the poor sap on the bottom bunk, wall-side. It's bad enough having to crawl over the other person to get out of the double bed - but in a bunk you'd be trapped.

Course, that being said... I rigged a bunk bed in our Esterel by modifying a standard camping cot. The legs were cut off and extended with PVC pipe. Works fine with the kids, but I'd give second thoughts about putting an adult on it.

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Thanks so much for the input . When I construct the bunk or loft It will only be for one person, but I can relate to a trapped feeling, claustrophobia!!! I also think that a bed extension for the lower berth would be good so that two could sleep back to front would help keep away the trapped feeling. The cot idea is good but I would make the legs stronger.
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Thanks for the link, I looked at the picture 3 or 4 times and couldn't quite figure out the bunk set up.(too much glare)
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Thanks for the link, I looked at the picture 3 or 4 times and couldn't quite figure out the bunk set up.(too much glare)
I think it is difficult to see because that photo shows only the metal frame and not the matresses. The thin line that crosses in front of the window is the frame to the upper bunk.
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I guess i will have to get camera out and take a few more photos---Sorry---I missed this thread for a while.
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The legs on back side are free standing,while the legs on cupboard side are bolted into the cabinets.The bed frame is a old army type bunk bed.I removed the springs and put in a 3/4 inch piece of plywood.This bunk can hold a very heavy weight.I am 190 lbs and use the top bunk.The beds are 3/4 size.
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