Scamp 19 upper deck extension - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-26-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Scamp 19 upper deck extension

I am working on a bed extension for my Scamp 19. I am using a full mattress 54" wide so all I need to do is extend the deck 15". I wanted to retain a seat by the door for dressing and shoe removal. I also wanted a semi open storage area on the other side of the steps. I can remove the modification eaisly and reinstall the goucho if needed.
Here are some pictures of my progress. I plan on using stair spindles to support the ends of the deck. They will be attached to the tabbing for the seat. The front of the deck extension is attached to the upper seat tabbing. The steps are 18" wide, if any wider they would not fit through the door. I will have about $100 in the project and about one good days work. (three retirement days)
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Deck pattern

Here are pictures of how I made a pattern to cut the deck board. The pieces of the Cobb grill box are glued with a hot glue gun to a pattern board I made of 1/8" paneling.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:51 AM   #3
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Nice job!
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:12 AM   #4
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Sweeeeet! You're going to love sleeping front to back and no more head in one window and feet in the other
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #5
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This looks wonderful! We also have a Scamp 5th wheel (fairly new), and I am trying to visualize the mattress situation. You said you are using a full-size mattress; so does the width of the mattress fit between the white wing-type things (don't know what they're called) that stick out between the bed and the bunk? If that's right, do you fill in the extra space between the mattress and the sides of the Scamp with cushions, or . . .? We have been working to find ways to sleep length-wise (and also to help along our older knees when climbing up and down, to and from the bed), and your solution looks great!
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A full size mattress is 54" x 75" and it is 54" between the molded supports on the upper deck. I bought a full size mattress from Ikea several years ago for about $100 which is really comfortable. We are currently using the matterss crossways and we sitck the bananna in the nose to fill in for the curve of the nose of the trailer.
The deck is 60" from the nose to the edge by the back of the goucho. My deck extension is 15" wide and I attached an oak 1x2 to stiffen the the straight edge of the extension. All wood for the mod. was cut out of one piece of 3/4" oak cabinet plywood with the exception of the stair treads and the blocking for the storge area behind the steps. I am going to poly the wood with a natural finish. I think if I would build it again I would cover everything in rat fur. I could then use cheaper plywood and the cuts would not have to be so exact.
I am planning to run an oak 1 x 4 from the goucho seat to the cieling along the edge of the bath enclosure. This will be used for support to mount a TV swing arm. Then I can watch TV from the bed or swing it around and watch it from the dinette area.
Oh almost forgot, the space beside the bed will be used to store my TV remote, cell phone and reading material. It also gives me space so at night I won't be touching the cold windows. I may also build some narrow shelves on each side bed.
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You said you are using a full-size mattress; so does the width of the mattress fit between the white wing-type things (don't know what they're called) that stick out between the bed and the bunk?
Cheri, they're called "ribs. I know Mike & Nancy removed them and had built closets to support the roof.... they look great. Peterh, did something different: Converting Scamp 5er Loft

Sorry for highjacking the topic... Eddie, you're doing a great job!
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Thanks to you both for your help. My husband is the carpenter, so he's taking notes!
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