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Old 10-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #71
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Thank you, thank you and thank you. Stingray this info is just what I have been looking for, Priceless. I will show the pics when I get done.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:04 PM   #72
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Jerry,

Not a problem, glad I could be of help. Can't wait to see what your new bunks look like.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:38 PM   #73
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Bunk bed parts.

We posted several times previously, of some of the bunk bed parts that we have, previously on t6his same thread.

We purchased all of those parts that Airstream had left over ten (10) years ago.

Unless someone has had them duplicated, we are the "only" dealer that has any of them.

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:07 PM   #74
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Stingray:
can you expound on the pics in post 70? not enough context to tell what I'm looking at....

Looks like a shallow metal box nailed up to the wall that holds the bunk in its storage position (?). This is the first I've seen of that part of the setup. I have a bunk set, myself...just haven't deployed it, yet. but it doesn't have that part. Just the ceiling and wall brackets.

amazing that 4 pop-rivets can give you that much support.
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Chuck,

Absolutely. On the Sovereign models (I can't speak for other models, as this is my only one so far) there are tan brackets, which hold the bunks in their folded positions, when not in use. They are held up with bolts and nuts, and I used a piece of wood to distribute the load evenly, to prevent overhead locker failure. I gave the dimensions on my post prior to all those pics. Here's the pic again of one of those brackets, along with the wood I used for load distribution and the curbside bunk folded and stowed on those brackets. Hopefully this is what you're referring to.

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Andy, I ordered 2 of your last 4 round cieling mounts, 2 hinges and 2 wall mounts today. Can't wait to get it all together.

Chuck, I have the storage tray also for putting the bunks in, seems like they would be easily reproduced.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:36 AM   #77
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I agree. A piece of 18 or 20 gauge steel on a brake could easily be formed to make these brackets.
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Once you get all the parts I would be interested in seeing it let out into the bed. It doesn't look like there is enough room for someone to sleep. The storage above it looks awful close. We just recently bought a 74 sovereign and was thinking about putting bunks over the twin beds. So this could be an idea. we have 2 four year olds and this would be a good place for them to sleep. Can you order those particular type of bunks?
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Wildcat,

Those bunks are no longer made, so you would have to take all the dimensions I listed in my previous post and have them repro'd...IMO a good machine shop or someone with experience bending rectangular tubing can do this. In fact, I'm pretty positive that all of those parts can be reproduced at a relatively cheap cost. It might not look 100% like the originals, but it'd be pretty close.

My kids, Renee (10) and Michael (8) slept on those bunks quite comfortably for the summer in 2006, when we were in Arizona. Brooke and I slept in the bed up front, but the kids didn't want to sleep on the twins; they rather liked the idea of being suspended in those bunks.

I can take pics of the bunks in their open and hanging positions and post them this afternoon.
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Okay, so this afternoon turned into this evening...Army stuff again. Here are pics of the curbside and roadside bunks.
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Here are the other three pics.
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Thanks for the pictures. I am amazed at how much room between the bunks and the cabinets.
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Yeah it's not bad at all for the kids, but if you're the adult sleeping in the beds below, don't get up too quickly, especially in the middle of the night, or you will find out the real meaning of Aluminitis!
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Re-opening this thread! I'm looking for hardware for the wire-style folding frame bunkbed. If you have frames, I'll take them off your hands.

The keyhole suspension plates are very hard to find - I've seen a few thin guage ones from England that I wouldn't dare rig from. Hopefully, there are still a few left somewhere!

If you're trying to build the wires yourself, the parts you're looking for are swage shank ball for 1/8" wire rope. If a marine / rigging shop has those in stock, you should be able to bribe them to build you a couple of 32" sets with their crimping tools. The weakest link in this system, which appears to be rated at 150lbs., is the ceiling itself. The wires and crimped shank ball ends have a very high working-load-limit.

Please drop me a line if you want to part with your bunks!

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PS: Thanks to Andy at Inland RV for hooking me up with two of the four ceiling keyhole brackets I've been looking for! Still need two more!!!
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