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Old 05-27-2010, 10:29 AM   #1
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Bunk Beds

Hello All,

this is my 2nd post today, I forgot how much fun this forum is.

I have a 69 Soverign and it is originally a 4-sleeper. I have since converted the unit to at least a 5 sleeper by converting one of the back beds to slide out (much like the couch) to make into a double. It works well, but only good for the family group and would be nice to have the kids bring a friend every now and then.

My wife at one time had found plans for an AS that had incorporated bunk beds. Is anyone familiar with this? I would love to convert the unit to a 6-sleeper, but I am not sure if this is possible unless your unit was built to this spec with respect to the side windows and so forth. Plus, if you do it, I can only surmise that you would lose the 2 storage bins above each bed as it is now.




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Old 05-27-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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I did a search. I didn't find the link I was looking for where someone made his own, but this one is helpful.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ons-64800.html
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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Airstream Bunkhouse Model

AS has built what they called a "bunkhouse" model. The following link has pictures of one of this design.
Colonial Airstream NJ - 2005 Airstream Safari 30' Bunk

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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Thanks Skip and Nick,

from the looks of things, the window is not an issue and they have the one bed going straight across it, so that is not really a concern. The hardware looks easy enough to come up with even without a kit, but you definitely do lose out on the overhead storage. I am wondering, if there is some way to configure it while keeping the upper storage in place?? (Just thinking out loud there) I like the idea of more sleeping space but don't want the thing to turn out ghastly...
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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I plan to build a bunk in my 69 Sovereign this weekend actually, based on the wooden frame idea on this page, minus the stowing option:

Restoration Topics - Bunkbeds

I'm going to leave the storage bins and just place it lower than the ones in the image - snug fit but better than losing the bins!

I'm going the fixed wooden route as easier than hunting down an aluminum frame and hardware.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:10 PM   #6
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..this beauty was built by the very talented Lumatic:


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..who was nice enough to sell it to me when he found some Original Airstream OEM bunks..I think the OEMs are canvas over metal frame and fold in half so you can store them away if you need to sit on the gaucho etc..
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I think that is the one I was looking for.
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Rob,
I was the one asking for bunk bed dimensions. I just finished my bunk bed this weekend. It's like the OEM versions but with welded corners, vice bent. My Ambassador already had the hardware installed on the walls to hang the bunk. You don't lose any cabinet space when you install a bunk. I love mine!
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