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Old 10-10-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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Ok, I have no idea why my post was removed, but I think the photos didn't upload.
So Just bought this little Casita, and I am trying to come up with an idea to make it wider the bench front bed to sleep 2. Is anyone did it before? My plan is to do a swing out with hinges frame like the yellow shows when it is open and just put another mattress on it, when no use, then flip it back with those hinges and will flash with the wall and cussons go on top. What you guys think? I would appreciate any good ideas. Thank You!
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here is the photo, i wasn't able to post with the head post
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:08 PM   #3
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That looks like a great idea. Best of luck with it.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:45 PM   #4
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Ok, I have no idea why my post was removed, but I think the photos didn't upload.
So Just bought this little Casita, and I am trying to come up with an idea to make it wider the bench front bed to sleep 2. Is anyone did it before? My plan is to do a swing out with hinges frame like the yellow shows when it is open and just put another mattress on it, when no use, then flip it back with those hinges and will flash with the wall and cussons go on top. What you guys think? I would appreciate any good ideas. Thank You!
I've got the same SD model and added 6" to the side dinette and posted pics of what I did. Yes, your idea is do able but.....by making it wide enough for 2 folks you're going to be using all of the center walkway. Anyone sleeping in the rear bed would have to crawl over the length of the bed/person sleeping there to use the head. Now that would have been funny when I was a teenager, now not so much . From your drawing, it shows only using half the isle, maybe your talking about 2 little kids.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:03 AM   #5
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pull out drawer glides are another way to get a longer bed.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:49 AM   #6
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Not to mention trying to use the bathroom, when you can't open the door because the bed is in the way. I also agree that, even with a full-width fold out section that would go all the way across the aisle, you still wouldn't have a decent bed that would be wide enough for two adults to sleep side by side.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:10 AM   #7
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Do some measurements and see how wide the actual modified bed would/will be. My current Scamp bed is the older one at 45" in the narrow area. Wife and I are both on the smaller scale and it's tight. I'd MUCH prefer the more comfy 54" bed. My point being, you CAN make it if it's at least 45".



On blocking the bathroom door...just have an end section of the bed near the door where it will fold up enough to open the door and get through for emergencies during the night. Hopefully the one having the emergency will be the one sleeping on the outside of the new bed .



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Old 10-11-2018, 09:20 AM   #8
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Need modification ideas

We experimented with having a person sleep in the aisle of our 13' Scamp. We found not having a clear aisle basically means everyone in the trailer has to go to bed and rise in lock-step. If one person needs the bathroom during the night (whether inside the trailer or outside) everyone has to wake up to make room.

It was an epic fail for us, abandoned after two nights.

If you can get an adequately sized bed and leave at least 12-15" clear, then maybe. Otherwise, I would look to build up rather then out, i.e., bunks.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #9
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I've seen both the hinge and drawer type extension used with success but always at the expense of the loss of floor space. You have to decide if that's something you can live with.
Adding an upper bunk is another option that may address both issues.
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Thank you guys!
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You are starting with a side dinette that is only 22 to 23 inches deep as I recall. So you will need 17 inches added to the front of it just to get it to "twin bed" width. That 17 inches will use much of the aisle way.

+10 Depending on who is using it, side bunks make more sense.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:32 PM   #12
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We removed the bathroom door in our Casita SD17 and just have a shower curtain there. Reason being we wanted to keep the bathroom warm in cold weather and with the door open it was against the forward dinette seat.
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This is a photo software "plan" Basically I just need a small bed for my little girl. and I can sleep on the longer part she can sleep next to me, and our girl can sleep with my wife on the bigger bed. So if I will do this way they will have access walk by to use the toilet, and able to open the door. . I also considering to take off the door and use shower curtains
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Looks feasible. Only thought I have is how fast kids grow.
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