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Old 07-03-2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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Rear bed room plans

Hello we have a 1987 Air stream sovereign with the 2 seperate beds in the back.
We are considering changing that layout and installing a queen.
Has anyone done this, any help would be appreciated.
Would like to find plans with dimensions for the queen bed.

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:03 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! There is a lot of good info here, and nice folks.

We have owned both styles, twin and queen. As a pragmatic sort, I prefer the floor space left in between the twins. It makes nice space to dress in.

With a queen, all that is left is a small space around the edges, that one has to walk sideways in.

She like the queen, for the sleeping arrangement.


Below is a link to a complete thread on that subject. Several more con be found using the search function.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...om-conversion-
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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We are in the process of 'designing' a rear bed for our 22' FC. We have two requirements , it must be assessable from both sides and it needs to be the right size. We have a queen at home and it is way to long and way to wide( for use in a trailer and yes I know factory made trailer queens are smaller)
Once we are in bed it become very apparent that we have almost 18" of unused foot room and close to 12 on each side of us. We also don't need the square corners. With that in mind look outside of the big box stores and consider a custom made ( by you or some Co). mattress. Inches are important in your AS don't give them away to unused mattress space...Good luck.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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The problem I had with the twin layout is all the wall space is hidden and pragmatically not accessible to inspect or clean. I like the idea of the twin because I may want to trip with a person I don't want to sleep in the same bed with. I removed the twin arrangement and installed a full size. A queen wouldn't have worked size wise for me. I like being able to inspect and clean the whole sleeping room floor.

I made the same decision in the front living area. No attached sofas up there either. All the floor space is inspectable and cleanable.

I shortened the closet across from the bathroom and added the space to the sleeping room. It worked out very well.

I located the head of the bed street side and built two side storage cabinets with counter tops. The front one has a wall cabinet above it.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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Since you have an '87 you can probably have the head of the bed below the rear window, which I'd think would make for an even easier conversion than older models where the head of the bed was below a side window.

I wouldn't think of having twin beds. My wife and I are not Ozzie and Harriet.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #6
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We built a platform across the back of our '77 Tradewind for a queen. We couldn't put the head under the window due to the wheel wells. Works for us.
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FL Crackers - I have a 77 28' rear bedroom Argosy that has the bed on the street wall between the rear window and bath wall ( center bath) The battery panel box and converter are under it. Where are your similair items placed?
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FL Crackers - I have a 77 28' rear bedroom Argosy that has the bed on the street wall between the rear window and bath wall ( center bath) The battery panel box and converter are under it. Where are your similair items placed?
We took out the rear bath (making room for the bed). The battery and electrical panel are on the front wall, under the new dinette. The water heater is behind the curb-side wheel well, under the bed frame. The main, shore power circuit breaker panel is also under the bed frame in the curbside, rear corner. The only thing that changed location in our remodel was the bathroom.
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Here are the dimensions of an Airstream stock queen mattress.

Companies like Rocky Mountain mattress can make a great mattress to these specifications. We have their 8" thick model on the 25FB and have two twin mattresses on order for our ordered 27FB Classic trailer. We find the mattress very comfortable.
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