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Old 09-17-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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trillium bunk bed

I'm rigging up a bunk bed in the front of our trillium. the back of the front bench is fastened to a wood strip on the wall with a piano hinge. the wood strip is fastened to the trailer wall. that seems typical from what I've seen but I'm wondering what the wood strip is screwed into under the front window. It's thicker than the fibreglass wall around the window frame. Is that aluminum or something else. just wondering if I need to be worried about the screws coming off the wall.

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Old 09-18-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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Neil,

I am following this thread as I too have a front bunk on my to-do list. From what I have heard the part the piano hinge is screwed into is wood as I have heard people mention you should make sure it is not rotten and in good condition prior to screwing into it by pulling back the ensolite to check its condition.

I haven't ever done this and I am waiting to hear what those experienced in this have to say.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:20 AM   #3
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Neil,

I am following this thread as I too have a front bunk on my to-do list. From what I have heard the part the piano hinge is screwed into is wood as I have heard people mention you should make sure it is not rotten and in good condition prior to screwing into it by pulling back the ensolite to check its condition.

I haven't ever done this and I am waiting to hear what those experienced in this have to say.
I believe it's wood too. I am wondering the strength of the hinge and how u can make the bunk bed more secure to take more weight?
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:25 PM   #4
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It is wood. It is the same wood the window screws into from the outside.
Check some the Trillium window threads and you should see pictures.
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Does anyone use their bunk beds in their trillium. I am worried it will give out. Any ideas on how to reinforce it or what the weight capacity is. Thanks jenn
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I believe it's wood too. I am wondering the strength of the hinge and how u can make the bunk bed more secure to take more weight?
Jenn, I know it seems to be a huge NO NO, drilling extra holes. But if I was going to make a bunk strong, I would be using SS bolts and heavy duty hinges through the shell. IMHO, I see no reason to have bunks and not be able to sleep an adult if needed. YMMV
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