We just purchased a 1982 13' Burro
. This is our first camper and this is my first post, so please be kind if this is a question that was asked before!
The previous owners removed the top bunk. Fortunately they saved the hardware, cushions and bunk. I'm having a bit of trouble re-installing the bunk. The hinges (they may not be original but they match the only holes in the bunk and support) when screwed in doesn't make the top bunk very sturdy (it wobbles a lot) and when you have the bunk down as a backrest, it scrapes the stove wall quite a bit when you flip it up or down. We have a 4 1/2 year old that will be on top and a 2 year old on the bottom so I need to feel safe when this is installed, which I don't feel right now.
Since I have not seen another Burro
before I'm trying to figure out the best way to get this fitted properly. It seems like the hinges just screw into a 2x4 that is covered in carpet and glued (liquid nails?) to the fiberglass wall of the camper just below the window. Is this original?
The hinges (2) we have are "L" shaped with 4 screws into the bunk and 2 into the 2x4. when you lift up the bunk, the bunk is raised up off the 2x4 by the "L" in the hinge so the bunk is not resting at all on the 2x4. Is that correct? Should I buy new hinges that will allow the weight
to be distributed along the 2x4? If the bunk is flat on the <span style="font-family:fmisspellt spellChecked">2x4 without the hinge</span>, it is not level when the poles are placed in the front. When the "L" hinge is used it raises the back of the bunk by 1" off the 2x4 and the bunk is level when the poles are put in place. ?????
I would love for someone to take some detailed photos of their front bunk and the hinges they have to help me with mine. I can try to post some photos of what I have later.
Thank you so much for your help!!