Hi. We are thinking about replacing our twins with a queen. We have a '76 31' Sovereign
with twin beds in the back. It is a good size space. Problem is we haven't the $$$ to have it done. I will have to do it myself. A friend built a Queen for his bedroom by creating a Queen box on top of a frame. It is a lot like the old waterbed frames some of you may have built in the '60s. Opps, I am dating myself.
It works well and looks good in his bedroom. The box springs box is made of plywood and 1 x 4 that rests on top of the frame. The mattress is on top of course. I have questions about adapting this idea to the trailer.
1. I will secure all parts to the floor and each other, but does the box springs and mattress have to be secured as well?
2. If so, how do I secure them?
3. The vanity has to be moved to provide room along the far side of the Queen. Did anyone move it to the side near the foot of the bed by the door or extend it up and turn it into a closet?
4. The '76 Sovereign
walls are padded. Will this have to go or can they stay and look O.K.? I don't plan to build a headboard or foot board.
5. (Probably should have been first
) Can you get a Queen mattress into a '76 Sovereign
and then down and into the bedroom? If not, do we have to settle for a full size or two twins together? Is there room for two twins?)
6. The '76 Sovereign has lights over the head of each twin bed. Did you leave these, take them out, replace with other lighting, splice into the wiring and move them (that's what I would like to do
but are both lights tied into one fuse )?
Last. Did anyone do something like this and manage to shift the under-the-bed bins provided in the '76 Sovereign to under the new Queen so the storage was not lost? Was that hard to do? Is it worth the trouble?
Thanks so much to anyone who takes the time to answer any or all of my questions. If anyone has done something like this, would you share pictures of your finished project? I would greatly appreciate it. Joan