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Old 12-23-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Folding bunk bed

I'm amazed, one of those folding aluminum bunk beds just went on Ebay for $341.00 plus $40.00 shipping. WoW!!
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:48 PM   #2
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It was complete

It had all thehardware including those rare side brackets... I was thinking $350...pretty close.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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And I was hoping to get 2. Guess I'll have to figure a way to build them.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:14 PM   #4
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Those brackets would be very easy to reproduce... problem is that there is a very limited market.

In High School, we had a small foundry in the metal shop. We used to cast parts for auto collectors all the time. If they are still doing it today, I bet you could get a set of those brackets cast for $20.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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I think I saw a thread in which Andy at InlandRV has them.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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I think I saw a thread in which Andy at InlandRV has them.
Me too! I e-mailed him about it but never heard back. I think you have to provide your own canvas with his setup.

IIRC I don't think they included the brackets and cables either.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:58 PM   #7
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The last one I saw on ebay went for about $500.

Last summer I checked with Andy and others and the parts were not available.

So I made one of a similar design using boat hardware for about $200. In fact if I say so my self it breaks down and stows better than the OEM. See the post I did in the thread "Bambi Bunks"
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:21 PM   #8
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Hey Lumatic, whats the weight limit on yours?
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Unbelievable!

Wow! I was watching that auction to see how high it went, but never expected that high!

I've got an extra bunk, with ALL the brackets. I tracked two down some time ago, and can only use one. They came as a package deal, so I bought them both. The one caveat: It doesn't have the cables, I only got one set of those.

PM me if you are interested, otherwise it will be listed on eBay soon.
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Hey Lumatic, whats the weight limit on yours?
Of course this is just a guess but it should hold a hundred pounds. I have had a 70# grandkid in with no problem. This is more limited by finding solid anchor points in the wall and ceiling frame than the bunk itself.
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Anyone with these bunks know what the tan metal plates are?
Those mount on the bulkheads and are used for stowing the folded bunks when not in use.
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Those mount on the bulkheads and are used for stowing the folded bunks when not in use.
Steve -

Thanks for the answer, Terry (Overlander63) had actually provided the answer a while ago, but I've never seen that picture - is that yours, or one you found of someones restoration? Vintigeairstream.com has some great pics of the bunks also, but they only show them supported on the cast arm on the wall.

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but I've never seen that picture - is that yours, or one you found of someones restoration?
Just a picture I found. I try to save any pictures I find browsing the web that I think I might need. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words. eBay is a great place to find good reference photos.

I really think those bunk parts could be reproduced, but it would have to be by someone as a "labor of love" since the demand for these bunks is probably not that great in terms of numbers required to mass produce profitably. People willing to pay $400+ a bunk would be exhausted rather quickly. It would be interesting to know if Steve Hingtgen has ever considered it.
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