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Old 04-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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I'm very close to tearing out my two midship twins and building one full frame on the starboard dude of my 74 sovereign. It will impede about half of the doorway, but still plenty of room to pass.

I've asked before, had anyone done this????? Thoughts please.Thanx

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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We have had both.

I prefer the twins. She prefers the queen.

My argument is based on the simple and practical fact that twins leave more floor space in the state room. One can close the divider and get dressed in the space between the beds, even with guests in the trailer. Along with easy access to the overhead storage, it is just easier space to move around in.

The queen leaves me turning sideways to walk around the bed. There is only one space to dress in, and in our 27 FB, that is right in front of the bathroom door. So our movements must be announced and coordinated to keep from banging whomever is dressing in the head with the water closet door.

Her argument is she prefers we sleep in one bed. I do like that too, but would rather have the floor space.

Call me the grumpy old man.



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Old 04-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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We did it: you can see it in our thread: Little Girl Refurb. Pics are in later posts. We spent some time with tape and mockups made of cardboard once we had our trailer gutted. We had wanted a rear bedroom but decided not enough room to do what we wanted in back. We then went to Vintage photos and found a mid '70's trailer that had a midships bed that folded up into a gaucho. Not wanting the gaucho part, we did a full size bed on curbside and used a "regular" full sized mattress on it. We have room to make it to the bathroom and will have closet space and drawers across from the bed. I'll look for the specific post numbers for you...

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #4
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Had to hunt a little: Little Girl Refurb thread posts 335 and 340 show the bed construction. The top lifts up on a piano hinge using a lift. We have storage underneath and storage accessable from the curbside outside hatch that is separate from the inside storage. One set of the low point drains are located there also. Hope this helps!

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