Originally Posted by chilipepper
So I'm wondering if someone can take a look at the photo of the curb side of my 1971 Overlander and let me know if the battery door is factory or a PO mod. Most photos have the slide out battery box. This one had the battery in the rear and the side access is a regular small hatch door. The odd thing is that the curb side aluminum bunk rail mounted to the side covers about a third of the opening. There is a nice piece of vinyl coated aluminum covering the part of the opening that sticks above the bed channel. Seems odd and since I'm redoing the rear bunks should I raise the beds to allow the full use of this hatch? What is the bed height supposed to be? Thank for any tips or insight!
I would guess the door is factory, however not for the battery. The battery compartment should be sealed from the interior of the camper. The door you are asking about looks to be outside access for storage under the bunk. Like for a jack or wheel blocks.
As for the bed height, I would think it should be whatever you are comfortable with. i.e. space between the bottom and top bunk as well as the top bunk and the wall cabinet.
In my 1971 Argosy the top bunk folds down to become the back of the lounge. So when I made a new base for mine, I had to keep it the same height.