Hello jwjenn and Johnny M and Randy J
To lift the bed I used a Linak Actuator off of an old powered wheelchair with a reclining seat. Similiar actuators are available at Princess Auto. I based the idea off of a scissor lift platform connecting the bottom tray to the non-anchored side. So the bottom storage tray will move in or out with the up/down movement of the bed.
is a Haier model, also purchased at Princess Auto. It's just a conventional 120v with an installed converter (installed under front bench seat)to be used only when we're at a non-electrified campsite. We also removed the propane
tank and cook stove. We tailored this to our needs and since we do all of our cooking over the campfire or portable Coleman stove did not see the need of having a cook stove inside.
As for the converted bunk bed to dining nook, I made back rests for each seat to fold down making it into another bed if needed. Our dining table, which is removable, is attached to the top bunk as you can see in the last photo, enabling us to flip it up. We drape our gear over it after a day of fly fishing ☺
Other mods were replacing exterior lights
with LED lights
and installing a new light
over top the dining table.
Can post more pics, if interested