Trillium, Bathroom, extended cabinets, and sleeps 4 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-21-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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Trillium, Bathroom, extended cabinets, and sleeps 4

After much pacing over how I can keep the Trillium after our second child showed Up, I came up with a solution.

1. Create a bed that sits atop the stove/cabinet that can be removed during the day

2. Make a removable bed that fits a small child over our feet.

3. When they get older, the kids move out to the back of the SUV with the Overnighter Door tent.

In the end, my wife didn't mind being crowded as long as we could keep the trailer with toilet intact. Sorry about the pic orientation. I can't figure out how to rotate them to their original position.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:02 AM   #2
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We also have an Outback trailer, like yours. Ours doesn't have the bathroom so came with bunkbeds. Friends who had your model found that the making up of the bed each night became a real chore when the other person had to sit on the toilet, out of the way, while the "magic" of the transition was taking place.

By having your beds where you have configured them, am I correct in assuming that you still use the dinette to eat from and also make up your bed at night? Are you tasked with storing the wooden bed parts for the kids' beds in your tow vehicle (as I know there'd be no place inside the trailer to store them unless they come apart small enough to place on the dinette seats/under the cushions). Will you have some sort of guard rail to protect them from falling?

Actually, the bed at your feet very closely resembles a shelf we made to accomodate our electronics--laptop, bluetooth speakers etc. We use it for watching "tv" at night from the computer.

You have come up with what looks to be a viable solution while still keeping yourself access to the bathroom area. Modifications are ALL about doing something different that works FOR YOU. Good job!!

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:05 AM   #3
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Those are all good points and concerns.
The cabinet bed rarely moves as we don't cook inside. If we need the counter, we lean the bed vertically against the counter toward the front.

The bunk at our feet pulls out quickly and folds to a 2' x 4' x 2 inch piece that can also lean on the counter in the front or sit outside. But we only use the table on rainy days.

The cabinet bed holds the 8 yr old and the 4 inch wooden lip at the edge is enough to prevent her from rolling off. Worked well all last year.

The new bed at our feet is to support a bassinet which the baby will not roll out of. When she gets bigger i will put a wood edge or clamp on barrier from Walmart to keep her in.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:34 PM   #4
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Nice work.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:44 PM   #5
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Nice solutions! Some cargo net (like for groceries in the trunk) might keep the kids corralled. It's light weight.
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:27 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ShelbyM View Post
Nice solutions! Some cargo net (like for groceries in the trunk) might keep the kids corralled. It's light weight.

Well, the ends of the net have to be fastened somewhere.
We tried to keep an 18 mo. old on the front bunk with a piece of plywood, up against fixtures. Kid managed to get between the plywood and the mattress and fall to the floor ( about 16 inches ).

You also don't want to strangle the kid.
Best to really think out your plan.

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