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Old 02-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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Turning rear twins into a King?

Has anyone done a modification of rear twin beds so they can transform them into a king? I would like to build a cushion that is the same thickness as the twin mattresses, cut it to size so that it fits perfectly and tightly between them, and build a sliding wood platform or something to support the middle. My idea is to slide that piece of wood underneath one of the twins when not in use, and put the cushion against one of the walls behind the bed. Has anyone done this mod, made some fancy contraption to slide the center wood platform in and out, etc? I would love input or information about anyone's methods that you have seen or tried for this configuration.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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A King may or may not fit. The model year of the trailer will determine the width of your bedroom. Floor plans will determine the length of the bedroom. We have a 1973 31' with two twin beds at the back. We changed to one full size so we can walkaround (sort of) on three sides. We felt that a queen size would mean "crawl over" instead of walk around.

If I understand your plan it sounds like you're going to have a seating area there during the day. Some model years may not be condusive to a bunch of people hanging out back there due to the threat of rearend separation from that much weight. Perhaps the stabilizer jacks will help but I'm not sure they are up to the task or if they would solve the problem.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Hi,
We have a 77 31'. It had twins in the rear. THe prev. owner turned it into a queen. He bulit a base frame and then laid a larger board over that. It's a bit heavy, but we can lift the board and store things under the bed, inside the frame.
We cannot walk around it. But I like it.
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We're planning to convert the rear twins to a queen on our 85 Sovereign 25'er. We found a "light weight" metal frame with mesh springs and adjustable height legs. A Temperpedic-type 6" foam mattress will cover the mesh. Planning to use space below bed for storage containers... scale drawings show a walk around is "doable." We'll take "as we go" pix for the forum, FYI. Good luck.
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