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Old 03-29-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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Adding a bunk to an Argosy 24'

Hi everyone,

I am looking at buying a 78 Argosy 24, with the fold down goucho bed in the rear. Everything looks good but my wife wants two beds for our two young girls. I know this trailer is a great deal but I need to build a bunk over the rear goucho bed. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and if so how difficult? I have been searching for a TB 24' in the west but no luck. Any and all are way over priced for the current market.

I am pretty handy, but concered about building a structually sound bed. are there verticle studs in the walls behind the kitchen that can support a ledger for a bed frame? My other option was to consider removing the goucho and building bunk beds instead. Any ideas?

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Old 03-31-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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THe other option is to remove the rear goucho and install kids bunk beds. Is this a better option, is there enough supports in the walls to anchor the bunks?

I know this takes away from the original interior, but with a two and four year old I just want to make life easy..........

Any imput is much appreciated!
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:40 AM   #3
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By rear goucho do you mean on the side with the bathroom in the very back?
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:44 AM   #4
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By rear goucho do you mean on the side with the bathroom in the very back?
Yes, hoping to remove and build some sort of bunk beds for the two girls.

Other option would be to remove the dresser doors opposite of the rear goucho (bed/couch) and install another twin bed?

Any thoughts?

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Old 04-09-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
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Look at this guy's posts and pictures. You may get some ideas.



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Thanks, yes I saw this one last night. I am looking to remove the entire rear goucho and build bunk beds. Wife vetoed a fold up bunk over the goucho. I saw Purman's thread on his bunk bed creation and really liked his work. I was concerned how to find the rib supports and if there are studs in the bathroom wall to tap into for ledger support.

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QUOTE=Splitrock;976542]Look at this guy's posts and pictures. You may get some ideas.




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I locate the ribs on my trailer from the outside. Once located outside it's quite easy to locate them inside. The endcaps on my trailer don't have ribs, they are virtual egg shells. Look for a shell off picture series by someone who has a trailer similar to your trailer of interest and it's easy to see how they are constructed. There are quite a few threads showing inside skins off. People are proud of exposing their trailer's construction . . . sort of like climbing a mountain.
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Are you locating the ribs by where the rivits are? If not how are you locating them?
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Are you locating the ribs by where the rivits are? If not how are you locating them?

Yes. The awning brackets are located on the front and rear ribs as well.
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If you go to the photos and look for a picture like this:



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of your subject trailer with the inside skin removed, you can see the ribs.
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I've seen a few really nice mods that included bunk beds but few at the front/end cap. But, maybe a few of these pics will give you some *inspiration*.

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http://www.airforums.com/photos/showimage.php?i=28770&catid=searchresults&searchid =37617
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Oh, and I just rememberd seeing CapnTom's bunks. His trailer is really great and he has bunks at the end cap area. You can see his finished interior "gallery" by following the link below.

1950 Airstream Liner 22' - Interior Restoration - Full bed below with bunk bed above. Photo Gallery



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Check out the bunks we built, they look great and function even better!
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