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Old 03-01-2015, 02:26 PM   #15
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Hey Floyd nice work. looks like we have done the bed expansion in a very similar way: cutting away the lower part of the closet and part of the kitchen.


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Old 03-01-2015, 10:01 PM   #16
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Hey Floyd nice work. looks like we have done the bed expansion in a very similar way: cutting away the lower part of the closet and part of the kitchen.


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Thank you for the kind words.Your work is very nice!
I often wish that I could work without the time and budget constraints that I need in order to offer solid value at the lowest possible price.
I the case of the project pictured I started with just a shell, the furniture is painted pine and the kitchen is SMEV.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:04 PM   #17
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The bed in our 2014 Scamp 16' Layout 4 proved to be a problem for my wife and me. I have to get up frequently at night and she couldn't sleep in the back with the rounded corners - too claustrophobic. I tried doing acrobats to climb over her but that didn't work so I ended up sleeping in front on the couch. We didn't like that so I finally did a modification I'd thought of since we got the trailer. I built a table extension to go into the hallway to convert the bed to a T-Berth so we could sleep with our heads toward the back of the trailer. It worked great but the openings between the tabletop and seats presented a problem. Our butts ended up in depressions. So, yesterday I built a Rube Goldberg apparatus to eliminate the voids. It folds up when not in use and stores on top of the water tank below the seat. The table legs unscrew and store next to the water tank. It all seems to work great. This was easy and I think it is going to help us love our Scamp.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:47 PM   #18
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Hey, nice one Doug....

really well thought out and done "T-berth"....right down to the storage angle (always has to be a consideration)

it's funny that all these bed expanding strategies always seem to have on thing in common: block the fridge door from opening! funny thing that...yours like mine still leaves the cooktop available though...and that's important: I have a camp style percolator that I fill and set up at bedtime...in the morning I don't even have to get out of bed to turn the burner on and start the coffee...

looking at yours again...you could always go for the "Mark 2" version of the table and incorporate the "wings" into a new top shape (and get rid of the extra piece)...I have a few "Mark 2" versions of stuff I've done in my trailer...heck, one is even a "Mark 3" version ...cheers, F
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:02 PM   #19
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Doug in Sacramento - you could sell that set up as a kit! What a great idea.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:13 PM   #20
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Same idea, different trailer. I used a table wall bracket , the front dinette table top and a wooden support to extend the bed on our Trillium. The support comes apart and is easy to store. The wall bracket makes the extension very stable. Raz
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:22 PM   #21
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geez Raz.....

you don't fool around, do ya?....threaded rod???

how much do you weigh again????

nice work....and nice interior looks like
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:24 PM   #22
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ooops maybe....

I just figured it out....threaded rod is so it comes apart for storage???
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:38 PM   #23
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Yes sir.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:21 PM   #24
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You guys have my design juices flowing! I really want to change our bed layout as the 44" bed just really makes sleeping uncomfortable at times for the two of us. I've even looked for "blow-up" stools, etc. That would provide the minimum space storage but then there's the "butt depression" area. That cracked me up....LOL. So, it looks like anyway you go that you may need to fill that void where the cushions hang over the table.

Nice work on all those mods folks.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:21 PM   #25
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There are a number of folks that have reduced the size of the cabinets to make room for a wider bed, I am leaning in this direction. In the 1976 13' Scamp the propane heater is scary close to the bed and we never used it, making a pot of coffee heated the interior just fine. And the bottom of the closet was wasted space. So, since we are both under 6', we can leave the bed cross ways. We like Ian Giles u-shaded dinette and with the bunk bed cushions we should finally have comfort!


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