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Old 03-10-2015, 06:17 PM   #1
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Twin beds that convert to queen or king?

This isn't exactly a repair, but I couldn't see a better place to ask this. Apologies if there is one and I missed it.

I've seen a few Airstreams for sale that state their twin beds convert into a queen, or in one case, a king. My question is, was this convertability something the first owner ordered as an option, an aftermarket kit installation, or an owner's own custom work? It sound like a great idea, especially for those waffling between twin beds or a queen.

Has anyone done this themselves, and if so, how?

Thanks for answering!

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Old 03-24-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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I suspect that this is either a home-made conversion or an after-market conversion. From what I've seen in pictures, the twin beds have a wall on three of the four sides, with the aisle in the center and some sort of nightstand between the beds. That would most likely be removed and some additional framework installed to support the bed. There is likely no walk space on the sides, so making the bed might be quite an exercise.

I asked about coaches which originally had a queen bed but have been converted to twins, wondering how difficult it would be to convert them back. I never got any sort of response. Since we definitely want a queen bed, that means that a coach that was a queen bed, then converted to twins, is not an option for us.

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Old 03-25-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for asking, David. What made me wonder if it might be original was one owner's wording. He wrote his trailer had "the twin beds that convert into a queen."
That "the" made me think it might be something the factory installed, that most people knew about.

Sounds like we'll have a project planned before we get the trailer. Don't want a permanent installation, so we'll have to work around the nightstand.

Yeah, I can't imagine making a queen that fills the entire end of the trailer.
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