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Old 06-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Full/queen to twins in a 25' Excella

Hello Group,
I did a search and found several folks wanting to convert from Twins to queen but not the other way around. I recently purchased a 1993 25' excella and have thought about converting to rear twins. Having the one bed is kinda tight for the wife and I since we both like to sleep with body pillows. I have read that the cost might make it easier to just buy what you want but I am pretty good with wood and have the tools to do the job.
Does anyone have pictures they can share of such conversion? comments?
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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I converted my 2005 Classic 28 to twins from crosswise queen bed. I was able to use virtually all of the base of the queen for the sides of the twins. Best thing ever; we both sleep well now.

You can see my conversion with photos starting at post #259 of my long 2005 Classic 28 thread.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Jeff,
We owned a 1993 25' Classic Excella for over 15 years, with twin beds. I am 6'4", my wife is 5'3", she loved the twin bed, except for making up the beds.
She was able to stretch out, where I never was able to stretch out and finally, after several years, I ended up sleeping on the sofa bed to get a good night's rest.
I only mention this to tell of our experience - if you are over 6 feet tall, I don't think you will like the twin in the long run, unless you like sleeping in an umbilical position.
We now own a 30' Classic with full bed which allows my feet to hang over, and is much more comfortable.
Anyway, we wish you the best, whatever your decision-
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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In some AS I think the twins are actually longer than the regular beds.jim
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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At 5'6" I don't think I will have the problem of being too tall for the twin. Thanks for your replies. I will look at the pictures with the wife tonight. Pictures of my AS to follow...
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My twin beds are longer than the crosswise queen bed they replace, although there is a wall at each end. At 5'9", I have room to fold the bedspread at the foot of the bed and not have it over my feet. I usually have all three cats sleeping with me and there is plenty of room for all of us.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #7
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In our 1988 25', the outside access doors for each twin are under each bed respectfully. Am assuming your access door is in the rear of the trailer for the queen set up? Also, inside the trailer under the back window, in betweeen the beds, is the three drawer small dresser in the twin bed configuration. Wouldn't it be awkward to rebuild for twins and not be able to access the under bed compartments? There may be an acceptable plan for this, but am curious what the solution would be.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:05 AM   #8
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Wouldn't it be awkward to rebuild for twins and not be able to access the under bed compartments? There may be an acceptable plan for this, but am curious what the solution would be.
I stopped ay Jackson Center and had a wide storage door put in the side of my trailer to give good access under one twin bed. Since my queen was crosswise, there was already a smaller door on the other side. I did not put a door in the rear ... that space is occupied by the cabinet between bunks and consists of a very large drawer for blankets, extra sheets, and the like.

Any dealer can put the door in for you. I could order the parts and do it myself.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #9
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I am going to do the conversion from full to twins in a 1993 29'. I was thinking I could use the wood from the full frame for the twins. That way the wood would match as well as the two doors. I was thinking of using the nightstand that is there as a nightstand inbetween the twins but I don't believe it is not wide enough to fill the gap. The sides of the full frame are probably shorter than the length I need to go from the wall to the back but that gap can be placed at the back and be covered with what ever nightstand solution I use. I would piano hinge the tops so the space can still be used for storage. There is also what looks like a drain clean out that I have to clear on the curb side right next to the privacy partition. It is currently under the nightstand so I don't see any problems there. I have tried to find pictures of original twin bed frames and how it attaches to different components with no luck. Maybe someone can chime in with pics? It also seems like if everyone going the other way you might get lucky and have someone near that you can switch out some of the stuff.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #10
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twin bed conversions

I am not sure how to point you directly to the link, but if you search "storage solutions" you will find the thread last year I posted with pictures of the GREAT toy box hinges we got from "Rockler's" that allow us to open our twins up and they stay up! while we rummage the storage area underneath the beds. We converted a side gaucho to two twins in our Argosy...

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I am going to do the conversion from full to twins in a 1993 29'. I was thinking I could use the wood from the full frame for the twins. That way the wood would match as well as the two doors. I was thinking of using the nightstand that is there as a nightstand inbetween the twins but I don't believe it is not wide enough to fill the gap. The sides of the full frame are probably shorter than the length I need to go from the wall to the back but that gap can be placed at the back and be covered with what ever nightstand solution I use. I would piano hinge the tops so the space can still be used for storage. There is also what looks like a drain clean out that I have to clear on the curb side right next to the privacy partition. It is currently under the nightstand so I don't see any problems there. I have tried to find pictures of original twin bed frames and how it attaches to different components with no luck. Maybe someone can chime in with pics? It also seems like if everyone going the other way you might get lucky and have someone near that you can switch out some of the stuff.
I am trying to convert our twins to a full/queen setup on our '87.. id like to use "factory" cabinetry to keep it original. any ideas?
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Look at my 2005 Classic 28 thread. I made the conversion several years ago. You will see the conversion with photos. I used virtually all of the old material. The sides are short, but with a cabinet between beds at the rear, they are plenty long.

The thread is long, but look at posts from about 2 to 3 years ago.
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