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Old 01-03-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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Converting twins to double/queen??

Currently I have a 1954 Cruiser with the rear twin beds. Iím looking for ideas of how to keep the twins in place, but be able to convert them into a double/queen/king whatever by joining the two in some way. One thing to remember, the trailer has the nightstand in the middle, so I have to work around that.

Anyone done, seen, have pictures or ideas of a good way to do this?
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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A picture would help a lot...don't have any idea what the twins look like in your unit. We're doing the same, but in a '75 Excella...and we're taking out the nightstand and storing it..
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It would be pretty easy, just cut a piece of 5/8" or 3/4" plywood to fill the hole between the beds, a vertical brace on each side, and maybe a pair of horizontal slats to go between them, and give a little support to the center of the plywood. When stored, the plywood could go under one mattress, and the slats could go under the other one. The vertical braces would probably have to remain in place, so make 'em look purty with a nice stain.
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It would be pretty easy, just cut a piece of 5/8" or 3/4" plywood to fill the hole between the beds, a vertical brace on each side, and maybe a pair of horizontal slats to go between them, and give a little support to the center of the plywood. When stored, the plywood could go under one mattress, and the slats could go under the other one. The vertical braces would probably have to remain in place, so make 'em look purty with a nice stain.
This is exactly what we did with our 54 safari, Pulled a piece of plywood across and put the dinette cushions on it .

Slept crosswise and ignored the cabinet in the back. We did not seem to need any extra support on the plywood and just shoved it back under one of the cushions during the day
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In a Europe 08 brochure from Airstream there are twins converted into a double pictured. It says it is supplied with an infill mattress. Perhaps someone at Airstream can say how the bracing is installed. I know when we had a Towlite , a plain piece of plywood pulled out from under the couch cushion and had two front legs that supported the extension and when closed they would be visible at the sides of the front of the couch. I would also think that back cushions upon the beds making them daybeds or lounges during the day would be great for center cushioning at night.
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