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Old 08-10-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Talking Out with the old (Twins) in with the new Full size!

Out with the old in with the new (sorry Kent) Can one ever be content with a restoration. With a few trips behind us and a few more scheduled soon we got to thinking. The latest unit we got has a really cool layout. Soooooo we decided to make a change. Once the center gaucho was installed we thought a new Futon mattress would be nice. Check out the COOL COVER. The opposite side was a bit of a challenge. You can never have enough storage so I made a new cabinet complete with tambour!
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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So if you have guests and someone stays in the front of the trailer, can they get to the bathroom?

We have debated making a "side" goucho for one of the twins, but have balked with the concern that people couldn't get past the "side" goucho to the bathroom in the middle of the night when the "side" goucho was in use.

How many times can this guy type "side" goucho"?

See how I found a way to type another?

...ah...anyone have a straight jacket? Quick please.
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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So if you have guests and someone stays in the front of the trailer, can they get to the bathroom?

We have debated making a "side" goucho for one of the twins, but have balked with the concern that people couldn't get past the "side" goucho to the bathroom in the middle of the night when the "side" goucho was in use.
When the bed is out (side gaucho) there is about 6" of room to squeeze by.

We test squose a few time before I made it permanent.
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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squose
A new word! Love it!

Did you get your hands on actual goucho hardware or build something yourself? Care to share the plans/dimensions?

I for one, can't figure out why this wasn't an option in the first place....make a 4 person trailer able to sleep 5! one,two, three, four, and.... five. But, of course, only if you can stand Jerry!
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:19 PM   #5
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A new word! Love it!

Did you get your hands on actual goucho hardware or build something yourself? Care to share the plans/dimensions?

I for one, can't figure out why this wasn't an option in the first place....make a 4 person trailer able to sleep 5! one,two, three, four, and.... five. But, of course, only if you can stand Jerry!
I just picked up a 73 Argosy that had one in it. Soooo I figured that was easier.
It is not hard to make though, just need 3 - 24" pieces of Aluminum channel. Evenly spaced. Just need a piece of 1"x 1-3/4 in wood to ride in the tracks.

I did add one additional piece of luan to make it more stable, it just sits on top. 1/4" x 24 "x 74"
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:23 PM   #6
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There are lots of options for aluminum channel ... any suggestions on a supplier?
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Old 08-14-2005, 02:39 PM   #7
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There are lots of options for aluminum channel ... any suggestions on a supplier?
Home Depot or Lowes should have "U" Channel.

http://www.ultralightnews.ca/aircraf...elbrackets.htm

Might be an option........
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We just got a 69 Overlander, with a double bed in the middle. My wife figured that it didn't belong there, so she got my brother-in-law to make a gaucho out of it. Over a couple of weekends of 95 plus heat, with no air, we replaced the wall between the kitchen and the bed and the brother-in-law built a very nice gaucho. We also fixed the first plumbing problem we found, hopefully the last, and replaced the screens on all the overhead vents. Lots more to do, but I think we're well on the way to a really nice trailer. Kudos on your great job.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:16 PM   #9
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isn't it GAUCHO?
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:13 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=balrgn]Out with the old in with the new (sorry Kent) COOL COVER.

No problem at all Andre, I have enjoyed watching your many changes and am thrilled the TT went to such a good home.
Curious how you have enough room to walk. When we got our MH you might remember when we met at Wal Mart it had a similiar bed in the back with the storage unit on the other side but there was no room to walk. I was unable to make it to the bathroom and we could not open the closets. I ended up taking this bed out and puting in one of my famous twins like you just took out.
What did you do with the old covers from the twins?
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:19 PM   #11
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Out with the old in with the new (sorry Kent) COOL COVER.

No problem at all Andre, I have enjoyed watching your many changes and am thrilled the TT went to such a good home.
Curious how you have enough room to walk. When we got our MH you might remember when we met at Wal Mart it had a similiar bed in the back with the storage unit on the other side but there was no room to walk. I was unable to make it to the bathroom and we could not open the closets. I ended up taking this bed out and puting in one of my famous twins like you just took out.
What did you do with the old covers from the twins?
Once the bed is out there is about 6" of space free (up to the existing twin platform) The mattress is 54 x 75 inches. (standard Futon) It is not alot of room but enought for us to squeeze by. (I get up before Susan and close the accordian door so she some peace. I found a tambour I could use on the twin platform so it can be swapped back if it ever needs to.
Once I have the rest of the frame installed and painted I'll post some more pics.

At this time we have not done anything with the twins we took out. (they are Soooo nice too)
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isn't it GAUCHO?
Or is it Groucho? (Not you Alansd...just making fun of my mispelling too)

Maybe it is just spelled with an "o" by us Marks (or Marx).
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:29 PM   #13
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Or is it Groucho? (Not you Alansd...just making fun of my mispelling too)

Maybe it is just spelled with an "o" by us Marks (or Marx).
Futon is so much easier to spell! (Did I spell that right)
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I do not want to get into the spelling error alk since i make my fair share of them but I do want to comment on the word "gaucho." Until I purchased my first Airstream, which is now in the capable hands of Balrgn, I was under the impression that a "gaucho" was a South American cowboy. Now I learn that it is also something we pull out and sleep on. Intersting that none of my dictionaries have that definition, so I wonder where did this definition come from? Is it possible that Wally B. was a malapropist?
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