Originally Posted by jesscurren
Does anyone have suggestions for companies we could use? We've looked at Timeless in Denver (western US is preferable) but would like some options.
Have you considered talking to a boatbuilder? Building a boat interior runs afoul of many of the same problems you'll face in your trailer, and they often have innovative fixes for those problems.
On a related subject, bunk bed design, the American Bureau of Shipping's Publication 102, Guide for Crew Habitability on Ships
, offers these dimensions as the minimum requirement for crew bunks:
Aisle between facing bunks, 36"
Height of bottom bunk off floor, 12"
Head clearance over each bunk (top & bottom, measured from top of mattress to the lowest overhead obstruction), 24"
Inside dimensions of bunk, 31½" × 78"
Privacy curtains running the full length of each bunk
Plus, the top bunks should have handholds and steps of some kind (i.e. not using the bottom bunk itself as a step to get in and out).
Anything less than these requirements is generally considered uncomfortable for long-term use.
A small shelf attached to the wall near the head of the bed for the occupant to set eyeglasses, an alarm clock, etc. would not be amiss, nor would a reading light near the head of the bed. But ABS doesn't require
these on crew bunks.
You may not be able to meet all of those minimum requirements in your trailer, but the closer you can get, the more comfortable the bunks will be.