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Old 02-17-2015, 03:14 PM   #1
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Twin beds to Queen bed conversions?

I have a 23' 77 Safari with rear bath and twin beds. Now that I am almost finished my floor repairs and bathroom reno, I still have some time before camping season. We would prefer to have a queen size bed rather than our twins but not sure how easy it would be to convert and maintain access to the bath room. Has anyone done this? It would be nice to maintain access to the bathroom with bed in place but perhaps not possible. Although I could move the bathroom door from the center to the exterior wall if necessary. If it is going to take heroic measures we will stick with the twins.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:17 PM   #2
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Airstreams of your era came from the factory with the option of a tight double bed on one side and a slim cabinet on the other. That gave enough space for an off-center walkway.

You do not have a wide body ... that came in in 1994. With your 8' wide trailer, there isn't really enough space for a queen. Thee is less than 7' width inside and a 60" wide queen takes more than 60" when made up. Your walkway will be tight against the curved side of the traile with limited headroom. The queen will be a bear to make up.

I changed my crosswise queen to twins and it was the best change I have made to my trailer. if I were you, I would stick to the twin layout. The twins are nice and wide and really comfortable.

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We spotted a coach on the Classifieds that came with a queen bed from the factory. A renovation changed it to twins, so I would assume that another renovation could change it back again. What about a WB coach that originally came with twins. Could it be converted to a queen? We're thinking about 90's vintage 30' or 34' coaches only, not shorter ones.
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