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Old 04-28-2018, 08:58 AM   #1
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Triple Bunks?

I have searched the forums and found some brief discussions about building out triple bunks in a 16'. I was wondering if anyone has actually done this and has photos or ideas about the process. I saw the discussion about the armadillo trailers and seen they have a triple bunk option. Still coming up with ideas for family sleeping in addition to the ideas I have been given lately.


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Old 04-28-2018, 02:02 PM   #2
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t would be a very tight fit. Too tight for most adults. I wouldn't want to sleep in it. But it might work for younger children. Structurally building it wouldn't be any different than a regular bunk.

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Old 04-28-2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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From the Armadillo Trailer website. This is basically a Boler 13 body.

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Old 04-28-2018, 02:26 PM   #4
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That top bunk looks CRAZY tight! Especially if it is Boler height? It would have to be a very little person to sleep up there! I can't imagine three bunks in a Scamp. It is already fairly tight under the bottom bunk. The roof height in the front of our Scamp 16 is roughly 6 feet....the curve plays into that as well as the bunk base height. So three bunks would give each person TWO feet of sleeping space, and that would be if your bottom bed was on the floor. I think your idea of a Scamp 16 layout 7 would give you the best option for adding a bunk over the side dinette. Then you have two up front, two on the side and the bed in the back. If you google "Casita Camper Side Bunk" some really interesting concepts show up.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:49 AM   #5
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Triple Bunks?

I agree that the Armadillo set-up looks tight on top. I think a triple could be done, though, but only if you started at the floor.

Two feet is adequate for sleeping- I sleep in the stock lower bunk, which has less than that. Main issue is your shoulders have to clear when turning over, which they do easily.

The front bench is structural to some extent, so removing it weakens the trailer a little. You could overcome that with some solid shell and frame attachments, especially near the door.

Bottom line: possible, but a layout 7 with an upper bunk or slide-out extension seems more practical.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:33 PM   #6
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I ended up with about 22 inches between bunks.

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