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Old 07-27-2015, 10:01 PM   #1
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13' Scamp bed problem

As I get older, stiffer, and have less upper body strength, I find it more and more difficult to lift the bed up into the table configuration. Any ideas--other than leaving the table up and sleeping on the front bench, leaving the bed down and eating on my lap, or getting a different trailer?
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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Convert the front bench into a small dinette with a table? Lots of folks have done that. Now you have the best of both. A full-time large bed and an eating area.
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As I get older, stiffer, and have less upper body strength, I find it more and more difficult to lift the bed up into the table configuration. Any ideas--other than leaving the table up and sleeping on the front bench, leaving the bed down and eating on my lap, or getting a different trailer?
Easy peasy... convert your present bed into a wraparound couch, the table is MUCH easier to put up and down, and you can even have a full 30" bunk behind with the table up when wanted.
That's a bunk,a couch and a table for two with the table in the up position, or a couch and full sized bed when needed.
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Donna's idea works great, here are a few pics....
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We went to the front dinette too. I found lifting the dining room very back breaking difficult and now just leave it down. If i were to use it I would get rid of the heavy top and go with honey comb board or something like that. Splitting it into 2 pieces or hinging the 2 pieces would be an option.
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How about just leaving the bed down and getting a folding "TV Table" or two to eat off of?
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:55 PM   #7
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Any ideas--other than leaving the table up and sleeping on the front bench, leaving the bed down and eating on my lap, or getting a different trailer?
You might find someone to build you one of these:
Electric Table
Or if you're able, build it yourself.
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I had seen the front sofa / bunks converted to a small dinette before and love it. I know that Scamp wants to keep things simple and constrain customization costs, but IMHO, this is one option that Scamp should implement.

If my skill level is sufficient, this is one mod I think I will be making in the first few years of ownership. In the meantime, I plan to leave the rear bed in bed config all the time and use a tray table while sitting on the bed or front sofa.
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Thanks!

Many thanks to you who responded to my 13' Scamp bed problems! I'll give further thought to all your suggestions.
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Those dinette's are nice to have
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:29 AM   #11
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For simplicity can't beat the small camp tables in a bag or that fold. Useful outside as side tables around the chairs and sufficient to eat on inside the camper.

True I'm sitting on one end on the bed and DW is on the other end at the couch but we can just pretend it is the Richie Rich mansion and we are eating on a really long dining room table (minus butler to pass the salt & pepper).

I think it does depend on how many of your meals you prepare and eat inside vs. outside. We almost always are outside and would only eat inside if weather was really pretty bad. Heck then we would mostly just snack anyway. Some nuts a couple of pieces of cheese with some crackers, no real need for a formal table. Others are more inclined to inside meal preparation and eating so a second table is a great addition.

Scamp does offer a side dinette model with a table for 2 in part as a response to boomers who don't need bunks for kids anymore (and make the grandkids sleep in a tent outside)
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I had seen the front sofa / bunks converted to a small dinette before and love it. I know that Scamp wants to keep things simple and constrain customization costs, but IMHO, this is one option that Scamp should implement.

If my skill level is sufficient, this is one mod I think I will be making in the first few years of ownership. In the meantime, I plan to leave the rear bed in bed config all the time and use a tray table while sitting on the bed or front sofa.
Scamp does offer front dinette at the custom deluxe level...
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Scamp does offer front dinette at the custom deluxe level...

Yes, what I am looking for is the same kind of front table in the 16 Std as in the 16 DLX Layout A.. I just can't bring myself to spend money and carry the unneeded weight of all that wood (even if it does look nice).
Might well be the best option for the OP.. a new trailer.
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Yes, what I am looking for is the same kind of front table in the 16 Std as in the 16 DLX Layout A.. I just can't bring myself to spend money and carry the unneeded weight of all that wood (even if it does look nice).
Might well be the best option for the OP.. a new trailer.
There's that fiberglass urban myth again, anyway it is a very easy conversion for a standard, which can be done in one day with ordinary hand tools.
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