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Old 09-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #15
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I think I saw a thread here, somewhere, where someone built a 1/2 shelf above their bed (over their feet, not their head) to accommodate a toddler. Perhaps that could be a solution for your second dog.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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Here's the link which I found by doing a Google search on the forum "Toddler bed". Adding a bunk bed to our front bath 13' Scamp
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #17
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I was just thinking...instead of installing rails you could make the shelf a table with pipe and flange legs that screw on/off. You'd need to tuck the cushions around the legs, but it could work.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #18
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Alright Doghaus - your name came up recently among aussie agility people - what happened when you took your two dogs to the trial? Did the trailer work out for you?
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #19
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Hey! We survived it, my older, smaller dog slept under the bunk as usual, and the new larger dog came up with his own idea, to sleep right up against the raised floor of the dinette. I had to step over him to get in and out of bed, which was a pain but not awful, and when I had to do something that required me to use that space such as cook or do dishes, I put him in an expen in front of the camper or put him in the car. If the two dogs didn't get along so well I can imagine that the dog under the bunk could end up being blocked in, and not liking that. There was one growl when she must have stepped on him when she came out to get a drink. I am thinking of trying the mini bunk idea that someone else pointed me to, a short bunk that is raised up over the foot of my bed. I think that has possibilities.
My advice is to NOT get a 13' Scamp to travel with two Beardies though. One would be fine, two I think you may regret it. Plus, who can really stop at two dogs???
Talking with other RV'ers at the trial, it seemed like everyone had issues with dogs taking up too much floor space in their RV's. Even people with bigger Class C's with slides!
Good luck!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:09 AM   #20
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We have a 13ft. Boler with two huskies...no front bathroom though & bunk beds fully functional.

We have zero issues with the two of them on the front bunk. Have also had a foster husky (3 total including our 2) who slept on the floor, on a bed beside the portapotti. We had to watch where we stepped, but with just the two on the bunk we find it roomy enough and not at all cramped. We want a bigger trailer but the dogs aren't the main reason.

If you can make due with a portapotti at night perhaps a 13 without a bathroom would make the arrangement more comfortable?
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Hi, I'm finding that I need more floor space in my camper now that I have a second dog.

I'm thinking of doing something with the bathroom door so that I can set up a dog bed in there, or maybe opening up the bottom part of the front storage compartment next to the door. Although that space doesn't really look big enough at floor height because of the curve of the Scamp body.
IIRC the only place across the front of a 13' Scamp that is at floor level is the center, originally designed to accommodate a porta-potty cupboard, but useful for the optional shower pan in the bathroom models. The floor in the two corners is as high as the floor under the dinette. A pet door installed in the Bathroom door is an easy mod to accomplish.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #22
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I would have thought that as we are talking about Aussie's which are not big dogs that a dog bed of appropriate size would have fit in the door way area.

I have camped with a 80lb Lab, 90lb Golden & two young teens and two adults for more than a week in my trailer without much problem. Dogs sleep on the floor - although one did try each night to convince the teen sleeping on the lower bunk they needed to share the bunk as that was normally their spot when the teen was not camping with me ;-) During the day when I needed floor space in order to use the kitchen area the dogs were parked outside. If it was pouring rain sometimes that meant they went into the back of the car for awhile. While attending dog shows/camping events such as the large PNW lab show that takes place at Champoeg State park each July its not uncommon to see dogs sleeping in crates in the back of cars. If you have an alarm on your car letting the dogs sleep in the back of the car/truck should not be an issue. If the weather is warm and sleeping in the car is out some folks use Pop up tents with sides on them by the trailer and just leave the dogs in crates out there over night.
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I amend my earlier post to say, "I wouldn't recommend getting a 13' er with the bathroom to go camping with two Beardie sized dogs. I think people have a very valid point that it can work well with the front bunk model as a place for them to sleep. Thank you everyone!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #24
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A Kuranda bed would make a great platform across the foot of the bed...Especially if I could mount it to the closet wall on one side.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #25
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I am going to start a new thread for dogg (dog + egg) camping. That way we can keep sharing good information. It is thread all over the place - from dog doors, to wooden screen doors, to other dog-friendly adaptations.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:11 AM   #26
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room for the dogs

I am really new to this so just saw this post. I travel with my great dane. He sleeps on the bed and allows me to share.
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just thought I'd update this. have Scamped out at four agility trials with both dogs in the 13' Scamp, and we have figured out how to make it work ok...the whole floor that isn't in the way of the screen door and bathroom door is taken up by the bigger dog's bed, and I do a sort of modified Twister game when I get out of bed so I don't step on him. I guess I'm selfish because I don't like to have them on the bed. I have the 44" bed so it's not that big in the first place! My 6 year old girl has started to paw at the screen door and I came out once to find it had popped open. She was still inside, but that gives me something else to figure out next season. I thought about getting a different 13-er, but really have to admit that if I do get something else at some point it is going to bigger....and maybe have a slide....and be a driveable RV. On our last Scampout/trial weekend I ran out of Propane in the middle of the night. It wasn't that bad except for not being able to heat water for coffee in the morning. A fellow camper let me use her 25' Class C during the day to heat water and food. I couldn't help but notice the comfort and convenience. And the shower. And the space for crates. So we will see.
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