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Old 07-17-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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making bed larger in 68 overlander

Hi All:

We just bought a 68 overlander in beautiful condition. Only problem is bed is way to small for my over six foot significant other. Anyone want to share ideas for converting double bed to larger size (queen?) Looks like there would be room especially if we remove the pull out table unit against the wall. Bed needs to be longer. We would convert bed area in back of trailer to table and seating. See photo below.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your new Overlander.
We ended up selling our ‘67 Globetrotter to a tall couple. They loved the way that when the couches were all folded out they made a large “L” shaped sleeping area. While the Overlander has a different floor plan, they though the front couch would be long enough to accommodate them. Your idea of moving the eating area aft is good and shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish.
If you don’t mind crawling over one another I think there is room for a good sized stand alone bed up front. You could even move one of the bulkheads separating the galley from the present bedroom forward of the door to provide a bit of privacy to the new bedroom.
The only issue I foresee is the intrusion of the wheel wells into the new eating area.
Good luck, use your imagination, and post some pics when you’re done. We’re always are looking for new ways to solve old problems.

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Old 07-17-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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making a larger bed :)

Not sure if any of this would work for you guys...but....we have done alot of work on our Argosy and started from the front and working our way to the back.....we had the set up of a dinette but went to a full time bed set up and love it....I also have a pretty tall DH....so this works out way better for us....

This is the before (please excuse the nasty cushions this was way long ago)


and this was the building process:



and in this pic you can see somewhat of it covered:
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