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Old 06-04-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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Retrofitting Bunks/ Hammocks

I am looking for ideas for putting in a bunk or a hammock in my 71 Tradewind.
The Tradewind has a gaucho up front in the usual position and one gaucho over the curbside fenderwell. I would like to put in a bunk over the fenderwell gaucho for one of my grandkids, now 10 years old, so that it is easily removable.

Factory bunk supports I believe are attached to the ribs. I am also thinking about reinforcing the bulkheads as an attachment point, Maybe a combination of the two. Any ideas?
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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I am looking for ideas for putting in a bunk or a hammock in my 71 Tradewind.
The Tradewind has a gaucho up front in the usual position and one gaucho over the curbside fenderwell. I would like to put in a bunk over the fenderwell gaucho for one of my grandkids, now 10 years old, so that it is easily removable.

Factory bunk supports I believe are attached to the ribs. I am also thinking about reinforcing the bulkheads as an attachment point, Maybe a combination of the two. Any ideas?
We had a 1975 International model that needed some modifications made for extra sleeping room. We removed the closet and the dresser opposite of a fold down bed, and then built in some bunks. I thought I had a few pictures on this forum of them but I couldn't find them. Anyway it worked out real well. Left it that way and later sold it.
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bunk bed...

We have the same set up as you and are hoping to add a bunk over the curbside bed. There are some pictures in this blog where he added a bunk.
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Bunk Hardware Wanted

I saw on a thread on the forums in which there was a post that said bunk hardware was available at Inland RV. I called them and they don't have any. Anyone know where else I might find some, or a reasonable facsimile. I would like to find something that looks a better than hardware store quality. Maybe from a marine supply?
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