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Old 01-22-2015, 01:19 PM   #1
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Adding sleeping space to 31'

I am in the process of negotiation a deal on a 31' airstream. it has the two twin bed arrangement in the rear plus the goucho up front. I'm looking for ideas to add some sleeping space.

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Old 01-22-2015, 02:29 PM   #2
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Does it not also have a dinette that will convert to extra sleeping space?

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Old 01-22-2015, 02:41 PM   #3
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What kind of sleeping space? I saw one where the twin beds were converted to triple bunks for the 6 kids...

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My suggestion would be to touch base with Airstream Forums - View Profile: PizzaChop

At last count Ron and his DW were up to nine children, and he is the guru of bunk building in an Airstream.
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As noted earlier the dinette can be converted to a small bed, albeit I would consider it for kids rather than an adult.

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Old 01-22-2015, 05:43 PM   #6
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As noted earlier the dinette can be converted to a small bed, albeit I would consider it for kids rather than an adult.

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Some floorplans don't have dinettes. My '02 31' Classic does not have a dinette. It has swing up tables in front of the couch. That's the way I like it.
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Some floorplans don't have dinettes. My '02 31' Classic does not have a dinette. It has swing up tables in front of the couch. That's the way I like it.
Yep that's right. Our first Airstream had the two swing up tables. We've always had a dinette on our previous SOB's and really missed having one. That was one of several reasons why we traded that trailer in on one which had a dinette. Never have used the dinette as a bed even though you can.

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How about a board to span the distance between the twin beds...
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this one has the couch and swing up tables. I have four kids of my own so that's five but I like having a contingency for friends or family.

I'm thinking that the trailer will stay stock for the time being but it will need to be gutted at some point to properly address some body damage due to a storm. I figure at that point I'll make some modifications. Maybe adding some bunks to the back and sacrificing some of the storage across from the bathroom to serve as another bunk maybe.

I appreciate all the input so far!
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Way back in the dark ages (early 70's) Airstream used to offer a hanging bunk option in lieu of the upper cabinets, I believe the hardware may still be available. Have to search around and see if you can find pictures of it. I will see what is in my 1975 manual when I get a chance.

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Way back in the dark ages (early 70's) Airstream used to offer a hanging bunk option in lieu of the upper cabinets, I believe the hardware may still be available. Have to search around and see if you can find pictures of it. I will see what is in my 1975 manual when I get a chance.



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There is some info and pics on this site.
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Way back in the dark ages (early 70's) Airstream used to offer a hanging bunk option in lieu of the upper cabinets, I believe the hardware may still be available. Have to search around and see if you can find pictures of it. I will see what is in my 1975 manual when I get a chance.

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I just found some pictures of this. I'm trying to figure out how much weight that system could hold.
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Thinking outside of the box - How about camping hammocks like the Hennessy? Stow during the day and hook up at night. No need to alter the interior except to set up lash points. Can do double duty outside when appropriate.
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Thinking outside of the box - How about camping hammocks like the Hennessy? Stow during the day and hook up at night. No need to alter the interior except to set up lash points. Can do double duty outside when appropriate.
Possible good idea... but, inside the AS, the 'lash point' would have to be a 'rib'...and you would have to use a screw because you couldn't access the back in order to use a bolt/nut.

Perhaps other's have better advice.. ?
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