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Old 04-22-2013, 09:31 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by blickcd View Post
Cass, please post some photos of the conversion. This is a common project and others will want to see how you did it.

I got them in my blog... it turned out okay, we just kept the twin beds and used them for stabilizers, then put slats in and got the box spring and Queen mattress in. We also revised the original nightstand, and hubby made another stand and a "headboard". So far so good


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Old 04-23-2013, 05:12 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Grapes View Post
I got them in my blog... it turned out okay, we just kept the twin beds and used them for stabilizers, then put slats in and got the box spring and Queen mattress in. We also revised the original nightstand, and hubby made another stand and a "headboard". So far so good
Hi Cass - Your Airstream is an exact duplicate of our model. This is the second time in over six years that I have seen another, and yours still has many of the same original items too.

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Old 01-24-2016, 06:56 AM   #17
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I'm trying to figure out how to do a king size bed in the back of our '76 Sovereign. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:05 AM   #18
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'79 Sovereign (rear bedroom) conversion

I tried a queen with the head against the side wall in my 72, it fit with a little room to walk past the foot, but it was pretty tight.

I changed it to lengthwise after a brief test period. Click image for larger version

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A queen bed was one of my "must haves" for my trailer build.

The short answer is that a queen will fit across one of these trailers with enough room to get by, but it is close.

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Old 02-21-2016, 07:42 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by 87MH View Post
When we started the redo of our '78 rear bedroom Sovereign (see signature bar) we had the twins with the center bed night stand.

We hated it.

I built an East West bed with a select number Queen air mattress. The full queen took up almost all of the room and she who must be obeyed said she could not abide with the things falling into the abyss on either side of the bed.

I built a sort of "wall to wall" bed. but could use king size bed tee shirt stretch sheets on it. Again, the Goddess of the House waved her hand and said that if we were going to keep that bed arrangement that I would have to make up the bed every day....ain't gonna happen.

I tore out the wall to wall bed, put the twins back in with new mattresses and used it for a couple of years...I still hate it.

Tore out the twins and gave them away to another rebuilder.

Got an RV Queen from a rollover AS. I now have the bed base installed in an E/W pattern and there seems to be enough room to walk all around the bed. I installed the head over the drivers side access hatch and there is a ton of storage space beneath the bed. I also have access to the drawer areas on the other 3 sides of the bed.

I hope this will be the final solution.

Oh, and now she who the world revolves around has mentioned several times that she sure does like the wide bodies with a slide out.

Heavy sigh.
Dennis, do you mind sharing photos? We currently have (had before demo) the factory full size configuration, with a nasty original mattress. Have been offered a brand new Airstream Queen mattress from my in-laws (they are upgrading in their 2014) and would like to make use of the free (and bigger) mattress, but after measuring it seems that it wouldn't leave enough room to walk around. We were leaning more towards purchasing a new full-size mattress and using the original bed "frame" and storage, but would really prefer the queen with a custom frame if we can swing it. Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:27 AM   #20
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When we did our gut job trailer, she started out as a rear bath. We were going to go with rear bedroom, but every trial configuration of rear bedroom left almost all our outside storage unusable. We ended up, after doing some research in the vintage AS area pics, of keeping the bathroom in the rear, and putting in a curb side double bed forward of that, with closets built in on the street side. The trailer originally had twin beds where our double is now. We did a lot of planning and mock ups with painters tape and cardboard boxes before we started building. Five years later we are very happy with ours. We also made our bed lift up storage with gas struts.
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