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Old 04-08-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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installed bunks in my '66 tradewind

so here they are i just winged it turned out pretty good. we made our first camping trip the day after the bunks went in. i am glad they were in as temps got down into the low 20's at night.
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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I think if I was a kid I would think that was the coolest thing ever! "I call dibs on the top bunk!" Very nice! Cute kid too
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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nice...

I am planning on doing the same. I like the fish-eye view, but could you let me know....
1. What's the dimensions?
2. How much head space (distance from the top of the lower mattress to the bottom of the upper bunk)? It looks like the top bunk has more space in that respect.
3. Did you use a custom mattress, foam, or camping pad for cusioning?
4. How did you attach to the side walls and to the dividing walls?
5. Are those dividing wall original or did you beef them up to support the load?
Sorry for all the questions, but I want to learn from your experience.
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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Very cool...just would think my kid would conveniently fall out at night and crack his noggin.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:15 PM   #5
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I am planning on doing the same. I like the fish-eye view, but could you let me know....
1. What's the dimensions?
2. How much head space (distance from the top of the lower mattress to the bottom of the upper bunk)? It looks like the top bunk has more space in that respect.
3. Did you use a custom mattress, foam, or camping pad for cusioning?
4. How did you attach to the side walls and to the dividing walls?
5. Are those dividing wall original or did you beef them up to support the load?
Sorry for all the questions, but I want to learn from your experience.
Craig
i will take some more detailed photos for you about construction and dimensions. the clearance will be equal when i put a 2" foam mattress in wich is 20" from top of mattress to bottom of cabinet or next bunk.

i have 4 kids so this is a great solution for our camping needs.

the front lip is 5.5" tall so it keeps the kids from falling out.

i did beef up the walls where i could to support the beds, but they are suprisingly stable. we had all four kids on one bed with little to no flex of the bed and none on the walls.
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Very cool...just would think my kid would conveniently fall out at night and crack his noggin.
the top bed is not quite as deep as the lower one so if that ever happens (god forbid) at least it will be a gradule fall. we have bunks at home and the kids have falled before and the covers usually come with them and slow the fall and cusion it as well. so far anyhow.
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Ceiling brackets

Our '66 TW has the ceiling hang brackets. However, no wall brackets. I hear the aisle edge of the upper bunks were suspended on removeable cables from those brackets and the wall edge had cups on the wall at the corners of the bunks. The bunks could then be raised up on the aisle edge when not needed or easily removed. We have a couple of small grandsons so I don't think either the parents or grandparents would want the lower bunks.

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We've got 4 kids too, hence the need for the bunks. Interesting how you kept the rear bath and lost the vanity/closets. I decided to lose the bathroom and put the bunks in the rear.
I've also considered the hanging bunk option (nice that it folds away), but knowing my kids, it's better to have the bunks as solid as possible because they become forts and play areas. Especially when it's cold or raining out.
I'm still gutted and waiting for things to warm up, but here's my latest floor plans.
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Bunks

Very good cad drawings.

What are the sizes of your top and bottom bunks? I see in the original post they are smaller ontop by about 10 inches. So assuming a standard twin is 38 wide are the tops going to be about 24-28"?

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Old 04-10-2007, 05:18 PM   #11
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the bunks are 24" deep. there is a 2" notch where the window is to allow access for the window controls.
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