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Old 09-02-2004, 06:15 PM   #29
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We have recently purchased a 71 Safari that has an aluminum bunk with a canvas sling. We also have round ceiling brackets but without the additional rectangular metal bracket surrounding it, we think this might be the original installation. We cannot find any chains that would be used to hang the bunk from the ceiling. There is nothing in the 71 manual covering the use of bunks. We could send a picture of the bracket and bunk if that would be helpful. Would also like to see a picture from anyone who actually uses the bunk, so we have an idea of what type of chain we need to hang our bunk.
Larry I have a friend in Omaha nebraska that has the same set up, it takes cable for his and his trailer is in Mint Condition, I have never seen a chain used when the set up was factory installed. I would reccomend a high tensile strength, plastic coated cable.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:14 PM   #30
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Larry & Marge.

The bunk beds were suspended with steel cables that had a ball on one end, not chains.

Then Airstream change the brackets to a seat belt or strap type.

Photo attached.

We have a few of the cable type and quite a few of the strap type.

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Andy,

I saw this post and picture and was wondering;

First, how does the seatbelt style ceiling hooks attach and do you still have some?

Second, I have 75' tradewind and would like to add a bunk bed above the couch for one of my boys who weighs less than 50lbs at best. I do not want to have to cut and destroy the original shape of the trailer. Please send me any suggestions or remedies you have seen work. I am having a hard time finding the solution. Is there a kit?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Old 11-07-2005, 04:56 PM   #31
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I have a '75 Sovereign with the rear twin set-up, and have the canvas/aluminum bunk set-up. I do not need it. If removing the mounts doesn't leave unsightly holes, etc, I would be willing to give it up. I threw the little mattress pad away (horrible looking) but have everything else. Located in South Central PA.
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:34 PM   #32
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Talking Thanks for the reply.

Wow! That would be great! Do you have the capability to send me a photo? I am VERY interested. I am afraid that if left to create something from scratch, it will be a disaster. Let me know how I can help expedite. Send me an email with you phn # or I will respond with mine. Thanks again.

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Old 11-08-2005, 10:28 AM   #33
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Wow Bunk Beds! Cooooool!

We have halted on the bunk beds as the new showerbath retro fit is causing us "issues". BUT I"M STILL LOOKING! for the cable cieling mounts and the wall brackets and the canvas covered frame. I can recover the frame easily so the condition isn't an issue. We probably won't get to it until the spring but if anyone has an extra please PM me. THANKS Deb
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:10 PM   #34
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Oh boy, now I don't know what to do..... Chuck sent me a PM within minutes of my post showing intrest in the BB, and you posted here Bob. I don't need it so I'll definately give it up. The bed is burried in my outbuilding so it may take me a few days to dig it out. And the cables are in my spare bedroom somewhere (I think), or in the AS. I was planning on winterizing this week-end so I should be able to take a pic of the brackets and such at that time. First reasonable offer takes it. I'll gladly box it up and ship it if you would like, just pay ship cost. I have an unlimited supply of cardboard to box it in.
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:53 PM   #35
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Need cables & wall mounts for bunks

Had the bunks in the first 2 A/S my parents had-the canvas/aluminum type. They were hung by cables w/balls on either end, one slid into roof bracket and the other slipped into frame of bunk. there were 2 brackets on the wall that supported the other side.

I found both of the bunks w/mattress pads in my parents attic and would like to find the hardware to install them (ceiling brackets, wall brackets, cables).
Are they still available somewhere? Or could someone send pictures so I can have them fabricated? Would appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 07-30-2006, 11:10 PM   #36
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Had the bunks in the first 2 A/S my parents had-the canvas/aluminum type. They were hung by cables w/balls on either end, one slid into roof bracket and the other slipped into frame of bunk. there were 2 brackets on the wall that supported the other side.

I found both of the bunks w/mattress pads in my parents attic and would like to find the hardware to install them (ceiling brackets, wall brackets, cables).
Are they still available somewhere? Or could someone send pictures so I can have them fabricated? Would appreciate any suggestions.

thanks,

Molly
Some good shots of what you're looking for here:

http://vintageairstream.com/rr_topics_bunkbeds.html

(Those bunks were only good for about 150 lbs - if you want to get rid of them, I'd love to be first in line )
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:21 PM   #37
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Anybody else want to get on the "bunk list"???? Yeah, If you are making a list put me on it. We have a '66 TW with the ceiling hooks and a grandson that would like someplace to bunk other than squeezed in with his mom and dad when they all occassionally join us.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:14 AM   #38
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That's them!!

Thanks for the link GreatPumpkin. I just checked it out. Those are the beds that I found and remember using in my youth. Now to just find the hardware somewhere. Sorry I can't help ya'll, but need the beds for kids (5,6, & 8) zone - like out of my bed!


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Had the bunks in the first 2 A/S my parents had-the canvas/aluminum type. They were hung by cables w/balls on either end, one slid into roof bracket and the other slipped into frame of bunk. there were 2 brackets on the wall that supported the other side.

I found both of the bunks w/mattress pads in my parents attic and would like to find the hardware to install them (ceiling brackets, wall brackets, cables).
Are they still available somewhere? Or could someone send pictures so I can have them fabricated? Would appreciate any suggestions.

thanks,

Molly
The cable type brackets were replace with a strap type bracket. We have all that Airstream had left.

Part # 91639. They are not listed in our web site.

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Old 07-31-2006, 02:16 PM   #40
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Molly,

If you call Ron, at South Jersey RV, he'll be able to lead you in the right direction on getting the parts you need. If he can't get you those parts (We have them in our 71 Sovereign), he can give you the specs for the brackets. A machinist will be able to reproduce them for you. Call him at 856-697-9600.

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bunk brackets.

We also have the round brackets.

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Old 08-01-2006, 09:50 AM   #42
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Anyone know the length of the usual airstream bunk?

We have a 74 Overlander, which we have had on the road and reconditioned for the last few years, so I've been off this thread for a while. We have the front and rear gaucho setup, with the wall oven which protrudes over the rear guacho sleeping area. Our trailer also has the setup for a bunk over this area. We have all the original equipment, but do not have the bunkbed. It seems that the bunkbed must be a bit shorter to fit this setup. Anyone know?? And yes, I am now on the lookout for a bunk to fit this cable and bracket setup. Thanks for any info on this. The earliker posted website was a great visual for how they worked and were stored.
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