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Old 10-23-2014, 05:44 AM   #1
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hi i am charlotte

My 1984 uhaul 13 ft camper is being delivered this Sunday. I am not a new camper,but I am newly widowed and have never handled most of the previous camping. My camper needs some tlc and I will be asking for advice and help,Right away I need bunk beds for my 2 granddaughters. Is there such a thing as a "junk yard" for old camper parts? I am so happy to find you guys and look forward to being a part of your community.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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You'll find some good info here. Parts and repair info in the document center. Also info on the Uhaul Facebook site.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:49 AM   #3
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welcome, charlotte! while i am sorry for the recent loss of your husband, the fact that searching for help to camp and travel on your own has brought you to us here on this forum is a good thing.

everyone here is most helpful and kind. did you have the uhaul sent from the mainland or did you buy it there? it's very exciting to get started with a new-to-you camper. so it needs some tlc---that's something you will work on as you can.
the bunkbed issue---we also needed bunks, but only temporarily, a few years ago. what we did
was to build the frame to support the upper bunk from wood and made it able to sit onto the bottom bench. it was screwed into the upper bracket for support as well. it worked like a charm and when we didn't need it, it completely disassembled and was storable in the garage.
perhaps someone you know who is handy with wood could help you come up with something similar.
i also know someone who puts her 2 grandkids to sleep on the "big" bed and she sleeps on the single bench, eliminating the need for bunks.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:08 AM   #4
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Welcome Charlotte
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:59 AM   #5
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Uhaul used a hinged cushion that flipped up to make the bunk. When down for seating it was a narrow area. Ours was missing the bunk assembly and I modified the area for better seating
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:24 AM   #6
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Welcome Charlotte!
I have a Burro 13 ft. like the u haul. If you have a handy man help make sure he uses an adhesive putty like Marine Tex to fasten any wood to the fiberglass. They like to use liguid nails or the sutch.......bad results. Best to you and all the good memories you'll make for your grandchildren!

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Old 10-23-2014, 10:18 AM   #7
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Charlotte, once you get your UHaul, post some photos so we can walk through the interior with you, and give you some pointers.

Wow, you are in Hawaii!! No wonder you had to have it delivered!

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Old 10-24-2014, 11:34 PM   #8
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Smile Aloha

Your info says you live in Hawaii. Which Island?
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