It was a good day to build a bunk
We are getting ready for our second trip in our tradewind. The first was a test run to find out what was wrong. After that trip, we knew we needed to get bunks built so that the kids could each have a bed and my wife and I didn't need to share beds wi the kids. Well, we had a guy come out to build them for us, but he couldn't get them done in time (we leave this weekend for Disney) so I tackled it myself today. I researched a lot here on the forum and combind several different ideas that I had seen.
I took a $59 camping cot from Walmart and built a frame for it. There are 3/4" plywood walls mounted at the ends resting on the floor and a support frame built on that. This is for my 8 year old son to sleep on, he is about 50 pounds right now. I told myself that I wouldn't make him sleep on something that wouldn't support me, so I climbed my 190lb body up on it when I was finished. Moving gingerly at first, I soon got confident that I was safe.
It was a good day for me in my camper. I am looking forward to our trip this weekend. We had frame work and plumbing work done by a professional, and a bunk built by dad!