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Old 08-21-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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1974 Sovereign 31' rear bath - convert the twins?

Hey everyone,

I'm not set in my ways on this one, but I wanted to ask if anyone has seen a similar conversion, or done one them self.

My setup is your standard rear bath, center twins on a 1974 Sovereign.

What are my larger single bed options if I pull out both or one? Has anyone crammed a futon in there on one side that expands to a near queen?

Just curious what my options are!

Thanks so much,
Leo
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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I'm really curious about this myself!
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1974 Sovereign 31' rear bath - convert the twins?

Greetings Leo!

There is another option if you decide that the conversion that you propose is not practical. Friends with whom I often travel have a 1960 Overlander with center twins and their solution to the cramped sleeping arrangement was to make a plywood panel that spans the hallway then made foam bosters to fill in that space. When not made into a bed, the bolsters can be placed agains a wall to act as something of a back creating something like a lounge. The downside is that the bathroom access is blocked when the bed is made . . . not necessarily a problem unless you have campers sleeping on the front lounge.

Good luck with your project!

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We looked at the vintage AS site, at the different configurations for AS in the 70's, and it gave us the inspiration to put a double bed in on ours forward of the bathroom instead of the 2 twins that were originally there. It forces us to reconfigure the hallway there and builtins, but we were doing that anyway. You might find inspiration there.

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We decided to do the plywood. If we want we can make a queen+ out of the 2 oversized tempurpedics we bought. They are wider than the original frames. This way we have the option of both. Just pack both sizes of sheets, etc...
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I did the plywood thing. Which makes the whole space into a bed by using a queen size air mattress. It is much easier to store the air mattress than any foam cushions.
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I did the plywood thing. Which makes the whole space into a bed by using a queen size air mattress. It is much easier to store the air mattress than any foam cushions.
Plywood between the mid section beds? Do you have any pics you could post? Thanks!
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Don't have any pics. I simply cut two pieces of 3/4" plywood 37" long and about 3" wider than the aisle. The cut a dado along the 37" length about 1/8" deep and 1/2" wide that locates the plywood on the metal edge of the twin beds. Just to prevent them from sliding and falling into the aisle. I made two pieces just for ease of handling. They lay end to end across the aisle. Then lay a heavy blanket over the area to prevent any sharp edges from puncturing the air mattress.
We are able to locate the mattress in any direction within the space. I don't know the dimensions of a King size mattress but it may fit in the space as well. I store the boards under the original cushion (mattress) on one of the beds.
As mentioned above, this setup restricts access to the rear bath because it covers the aisle.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:26 AM   #9
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Bringing back on old thread here, I have the twin beds, I'm going the same route as making this a queen. I'm just curios if anyone has put this on rails to make the transition easier?
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