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Old 10-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Switching permanet full size bed to two twins

We have a 2010 Eggcamper that has a permanent full size bed in the back and a two seated dinette on the side. We bought it used so we had no choice in the configuration. My husband wants to reconfigure the layout to be 2 permanent twin size beds (one across the back and one along the side) and eliminate the dinette as we never eat there anyway. We would have portable tables to set up when we are parked and want to have a table. We sleep better apart than we do trying to share a space. Has anyone done anything like this or have any thoughts, suggestions?
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Not that I remember... but, someone has to start with the idea. If it's YOU, please post pictures
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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Jill, I did that in my Casita. You can see photos here. You should be able to do the same thing in your EggCamper.

We just love this arrangement!
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Hi Jill
I travel with my special needs daughter who is 26. Set the trailer up just as you discussed. Works great becauce I am 6-1". I did a great deal of research on mattresses. Am rather particular, because I have some occasional back issues at 61 years old. Go to www.northamericanmattress.com. They make mattresses for tractor trailer sleeper cabs. I ordered 2 - 79X29X5 Everynight Road Deluxe.
These are wonderful mattresses. I like a firm mattress. Was originally going to purchase their memory foam but decided against it after a friend suggested I lay on one if I had never done so before ordering. Glad I took his advice and went to a quality mattress store and tried one out. Did not care for the memory foam. These are a really comfortable firm foam. Covered with a nice zippered, dark blue cover. Very nice product.

Also cut a piece 1/2" plywood 29X79, with all 4 corner radiused, plus all edges rounded, to be placed under dinette bed. This provides the necessary support for the increased width of bed. You can use some of the rubber mattting that is put under rugs on hardwood floors to keep it from sliding during travel.

Finally, if you would like to eat inside, say due to weather, I simply stack the dinette mattress on top of the rear mattress, then put the plywood on top of both mattresses and it forms a wonderful dining table when you are sitting beside it on each side. Really makes the trailer seem big. Plus it dramaticallly increases counter surface for meal preparations. Generally I prefer to leave the beds set up at all times for sleeping. I really don't like converting things into other thing, especially since I'm retired now and really enjoy my mid
afternoon naps.

These are also some of many of the reasons why after 2 years of research I settled on the Egg Camper.

Hope the ideas will be of use.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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side dinette work?

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We have a 2010 Eggcamper that has a permanent full size bed in the back and a two seated dinette on the side. We bought it used so we had no choice in the configuration. My husband wants to reconfigure the layout to be 2 permanent twin size beds (one across the back and one along the side) and eliminate the dinette as we never eat there anyway. We would have portable tables to set up when we are parked and want to have a table. We sleep better apart than we do trying to share a space. Has anyone done anything like this or have any thoughts, suggestions?
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Why wont the 16 ft Scamp side dinette work? I just posted one I have. the back bed is 3/4 size bed and the side dinnette convert to a single bed. you can sleep seperate this way. Judy
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Why wont the 16 ft Scamp side dinette work? I just posted one I have. the back bed is 3/4 size bed and the side dinnette convert to a single bed. you can sleep seperate this way. Judy
It probably would work, but Jill has a 2010 EggCamper and is looking to make a modification rather than sell and repurchase.
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Here is a suggestion, based on EggCamper's website floorplan:



This gives you two separate permanent berths (sorry, beds - I still think of boats when drawing) and a 2-seater dinette.

Things to do would be:

- fix the side dinette table in lowered position and fit a one-piece mattress over the whole bed;

- fix a board, half the size of the original rear dinette table, in the lowered position and fit a one-piece mattress over the back half of the dinette;

- make a new half-sized table top for the rear dinette and hold it in place using a pedestal mount from a boat - this would make it removable if wanted, though the pedestal isn't that small a piece to store;

- use half the original side cushions as seats for the 2-person dinette.

Did that make sense? It's quite possible that with some careful cutting, you could use the original tables and the original cushions to make this layout, though you wouldn't then get one-piece mattresses.

This is the sort of table pedestal I would use, with the photo stolen from an eBay advert (item 390417757758) for $32.



Depending on what is under the EggCamper's rear floor, you might need to get a pedestal with two surface mounts (on the left of the photo) as the flush mount (on the right of the photo) might stick into a water tank under the floor?
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- make a new half-sized table top for the rear dinette and hold it in place using a pedestal mount from a boat - this would make it removable if wanted, though the pedestal isn't that small a piece to store;

- use half the original side cushions as seats for the 2-person dinette.
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Depending on what is under the EggCamper's rear floor, you might need to get a pedestal with two surface mounts (on the left of the photo) as the flush mount (on the right of the photo) might stick into a water tank under the floor?
Or you could use the pedestal with Porta-Leggs
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Nice work Andrew. I like that. Especially preserving the aisle for bathroom runs and a place to eat, read the map, etc.

On our table I went the cheap route for the pedestal base. Either way you keep from drilling holes in the floor and can adjust the table position for sitting down easily. Raz
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Best not to cut and remove the molded-in side seat areas, so using tham like Andrew suggests is a good use of the space.
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Hi Jill
I travel with my special needs daughter who is 26. Set the trailer up just as you discussed. Works great becauce I am 6-1". I did a great deal of research on mattresses. Am rather particular, because I have some occasional back issues at 61 years old. Go to www.northamericanmattress.com. They make mattresses for tractor trailer sleeper cabs. I ordered 2 - 79X29X5 Everynight Road Deluxe.
These are wonderful mattresses. I like a firm mattress. Was originally going to purchase their memory foam but decided against it after a friend suggested I lay on one if I had never done so before ordering. Glad I took his advice and went to a quality mattress store and tried one out. Did not care for the memory foam. These are a really comfortable firm foam. Covered with a nice zippered, dark blue cover. Very nice product.

Also cut a piece 1/2" plywood 29X79, with all 4 corner radiused, plus all edges rounded, to be placed under dinette bed. This provides the necessary support for the increased width of bed. You can use some of the rubber mattting that is put under rugs on hardwood floors to keep it from sliding during travel.

Finally, if you would like to eat inside, say due to weather, I simply stack the dinette mattress on top of the rear mattress, then put the plywood on top of both mattresses and it forms a wonderful dining table when you are sitting beside it on each side. Really makes the trailer seem big. Plus it dramaticallly increases counter surface for meal preparations. Generally I prefer to leave the beds set up at all times for sleeping. I really don't like converting things into other thing, especially since I'm retired now and really enjoy my mid
afternoon naps.

These are also some of many of the reasons why after 2 years of research I settled on the Egg Camper.

Hope the ideas will be of use.

Wayne Perpall
Wayne, I would love to see pictures. Thanks all for your great ideas. Jill
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