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Old 07-11-2016, 08:26 PM   #29
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Where do you store the bed extension when the table top is used as a table? Also is this for 1 person or 2?

It slides under the table in table or travel mode/the table leg is mounted to it. It was our solution to comfortably sleep me and my 6'4" Dh...and added bonus was the 2 year old also fits on the closet side under the window without squishing. (she will end up on the bunk sooner or later, but this kept us from needing to build a good child rail.)

We did have one small mishap with the bed extension on our second trip out, si I need to fix it before giving more details. It was an anticipated possible failure, so no big deal. . Plans already in place for the fix.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:27 AM   #30
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What a great improvement! Nice!
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:32 AM   #31
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How does the bed extension work? Do you still sleep across the Scamp? If so, how does this help? Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:19 PM   #32
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How does the bed extension work? Do you still sleep across the Scamp? If so, how does this help? Thanks!
We sleep with our head to the back window and our foot to the front windows. This gives us a much bigger bed...if you lay on your bed, you may notice that your upper body takes up more room than your lower body...our upper body now has the entire width of the trailer and our legs have less, but still acceptable amount.

For perspective, my6'4" 215# Dh and I (average size) barely fit the traditional way. He really is too short, too. This way, we fit great...and our 2 year old even joins us! Adding a third person AND less crowded feeling

PLUS...i hate crawling over people in the middle if the nigt...this eliminates that.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:13 PM   #33
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We did have one small mishap with the bed extension on our second trip out, so I need to fix it before giving more details. It was an anticipated possible failure, so no big deal. . Plans already in place for the fix.
I am looking forward to hearing the details!
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:38 PM   #34
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We sleep with our head to the back window and our foot to the front windows. This gives us a much bigger bed...if you lay on your bed, you may notice that your upper body takes up more room than your lower body...our upper body now has the entire width of the trailer and our legs have less, but still acceptable amount.

For perspective, my6'4" 215# Dh and I (average size) barely fit the traditional way. He really is too short, too. This way, we fit great...and our 2 year old even joins us! Adding a third person AND less crowded feeling

PLUS...i hate crawling over people in the middle if the nigt...this eliminates that.
Jennifer, thank you so much for the detailed reply. I understand now and that is an intriguing idea. Buy my measurements you'd have to extend the bed area into the Scamp by about 3 feet In order to have the same 6'6" bed length? And your extension must be pretty sturdy to be able to crawl over it and out the door. Do you add separate legs ar the end?
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:00 PM   #35
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Jennifer, thank you so much for the detailed reply. I understand now and that is an intriguing idea. Buy my measurements you'd have to extend the bed area into the Scamp by about 3 feet In order to have the same 6'6" bed length? And your extension must be pretty sturdy to be able to crawl over it and out the door. Do you add separate legs ar the end?
It extends to the edge of the closet now. i haven't measured....it may not be as long as the bed sideways...BUT the feeling is of more room. Neither of us mind if our toes hang off a bit...better than being squished in our opinion!!

We do have two screw on legs holding it up and it is stabilized with locking pins as well. It is plenty stable for us to get in and out of bed on.



You can effect the set up with a armless camping chair placed sudeways and a few firm pillows to bring it up to cushion height...some people actually build a stand alone table, which we did consider.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:17 AM   #36
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Thank you!!! We're going to try the camp table extension. Best to you!
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:32 PM   #37
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I've been working on closet modifications...doing a combo of plywood shelves and IKEA trofast bins on homemade sliders. The shelves are in and poly-ed, the bins bought and waiting. We went through the sides of the closet with plastic snap caps covering the screws, and used 1x1 for the supports and 1/2" plywood for the shelves with 1/4" plywood wedged and glued for the lips.

All wood and poly has been from my scrap pile...$12 in screws and screw caps, however, plus $13 in ikea bins....
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And the finished closet inside...amazing use of space now!
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:45 PM   #39
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I used the same idea in our Boler. No screws through the sides though. Used industrial adhesive to attach shelf supports, with no tell-tale screws or caps!
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:17 PM   #40
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There is foam lining my closet that I didn't want to remove...I did think about adhesive or simply building a framework inside the cabinet, thought!
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:43 PM   #41
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I used the same idea in our Boler. No screws through the sides though. Used industrial adhesive to attach shelf supports, with no tell-tale screws or caps!

Talk to me about this. What kind of adhesive? What was the process?


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Hi Jennifer,
I just found your thread and wanted to say nice work! I like the extra window over the stove, a little extra crosswind goes a long way.
We must all do pretty similar projects, I just finished off a stove cover that doubles as a serving tray. I really like how yours fits over the sink and the stove, that's a neat idea.
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