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Old 08-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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We now have a 17 ft Liberty Deluxe Casita and I'm designing the mod's for the twin beds and shelves and table. I've seen what Jim & Carol Upton, Maggie & Wes Rudi, and Mike & Lori Sanders did with theirs.

I would love to see some photos of how others of you have modified yours. The recent post here about that Unit on the Florida lot was interesting and kinda spawned this idea of a new thread.

So, let's see what you've done. I'll share my ideas and pictures of what I end up doing.

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Old 08-09-2009, 12:46 AM   #2
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We have a 2009 Casita Liberty Deluxe and did Ruth and Dan's High Tech Bed Mod. Just returned from a ten day trip and the bed mod is fantastic. Each 'twin bed' is now 30" wide. We purchased a Calif King 4" foam mattress. Cut the mattress (with an electric knife) to the size we need.

Decided on the Calif King because we needed the length. Here are some pictures of Bill making the bed mod.


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I downloaded all the info that 'Ruth and Dan' posted about their Mod. Very important is the 3M VHB that was recommended. It cost about $65 with shipping. Bill used clear pine for the extension and then pretty much followed the direction that Dan posted.

Just returned from a trip so the bed has not been put together. Also, we have decided to make a template to 'round' the foam mattress on the right so that it fits better the Casita wall. As soon as we're done I'll post more pictures.
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Wow, Anne, that's exactly the kind of info I'm looking for. Great new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Now, who's next?

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We added 1x10" boards to each side, supported by screw-in legs. The boards are held in place by a few strips of velcro, making them easily removeable This gives about a 30" width to each bed.

I'm think about adding some storage at the end, and if the legs are in the way I'll just move them closer to the front.

Oh, and we have a parrot - it gets the custom table!
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:19 AM   #5
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Hi again, Anne,

Can you elaborate on the 4" California King Mattress? Was it all Memory Cell foam, or just a 4 ' Topper, or what kind of foam?? I'm not clear on exactly what you bought, and maybe you can share where you bought it, too.

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:26 AM   #6
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We added 1x10" boards to each side, supported by screw-in legs. The boards are held in place by a few strips of velcro, making them easily removeable This gives about a 30" width to each bed.

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I'm think about adding some storage at the end, and if the legs are in the way I'll just move them closer to the front.
Hi Patrick, thanks for sharing your mods. I hope we get some more. I am designing some shelves for the end, too. Basically, I visualize a "column" up from the floor, with shelves that would hold baskets or pull out drawers of some kind. Wanting to keep added weight to a minimum, I will make them out of 3/8 or 1/2 inch Birch plywood and just design some way, like a net, or something to hold the "baskets" in while traveling. I'm even thinking of a pull-out shelf to provide a table top extension for Laptop or dining or game use. A pair of drawer slide extensions should give enough support, I think.

I'll post whatever I come up with and I welcome your ideas.

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Old 08-11-2009, 10:18 PM   #7
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For what is worth, I went over to the Casita Club site and did a search for "Twin Beds" and came up with tons of information. Even some of what has been posted here. So, I think I now have enough ideas to be TOTALLY confused.

Thanks to all who posted here.

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Hi again, Anne,

Can you elaborate on the 4" California King Mattress? Was it all Memory Cell foam, or just a 4 ' Topper, or what kind of foam?? I'm not clear on exactly what you bought, and maybe you can share where you bought it, too.

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Here is the link to the Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper. We're very happy with the mattress. It did come with the 'foam' smell but after airing it out for a few days the smell has never returned.

I'll take some picture in the morning. It's a very solid foam ..... I would never put this on a reg mattress as a topper, you would need a step stool to get into bed.
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My husband is a cabinet maker and he used 3/4" clear pine board which weighs less then plywood. He then attached shelf brackets (using the 3M tape) to the Casita bench to help hold up the extension board. Each bed used three brackets which still allows you to store 'stuff' under the extension.

Promise ..... pictures tomorrow.
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Hi again, Anne,

Can you elaborate on the 4" California King Mattress? Was it all Memory Cell foam, or just a 4 ' Topper, or what kind of foam?? I'm not clear on exactly what you bought, and maybe you can share where you bought it, too.

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Hi Keith;
Here are the pictures I promised.

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View of the brackets holding the extension board.


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View of mattress. It's difficult to photograph a white surface.


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Thanks again Anne, Those pictures really help a lot. We are getting close to finalizing our design and I'll be sure and post what we do. I really appreciate your efforts in helping us out.

Looks great!

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[quote]View of mattress. It's difficult to photograph a white surface.


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