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Old 01-14-2015, 12:56 PM   #155
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I thought I read something about this before, but can't seem to find it. Can anyone with a 2015 comment on the ducted air above the bunk? Seems there are two registers that would blow uncomfortably into the bunk. True?

Also, anyone using only one ac in a 2015? We are not heavy ac users so I would consider not ordering the second. Seems everyone I see on dealers lots have both. Then again, I've blown the fuse on our 30A service with the 25' we have now while inadvertently running a space heater (winter camping) and the microwave at the same time. 50A would have cured that.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:44 PM   #156
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many threads debate the 50amp vs. 30amp and 1AC vs. 2AC...individual choice with many individual variables.

Where does one plan on camping most of the time and what time of year?

In our 2014 bunkhouse model, we mostly do not camp in any extreme heat, but we do it a few times a year and we use the unit as a guest house when people visit (including in very hot part of summer perhaps) - I suspect if we had only the single middle unit we would be just fine still, but put up with some uneven cooling and relatively less robust cooling in such cases...perhaps the 2015 with a better distribution of that air would improve the flow of air more evenly making the 1 AC unit more of an option?

If I live in the northeast and had no plans for camping in uber hot climates in the airstream, I would seriously consider the 1AC option...30amp cord is lighter too..

I think if you head over to that ducted air thread, it will have a number of users speak to this question.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:04 PM   #157
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Crazy that you wrote this yesterday. For the entire weekend my wife and I have been discussing trading our 25' Rear twin to a 30' Bunkhouse as we are giving serious thought to full timing. We have a 4.5 year old so our plan was to put her in the bunk (she is very excited about it) and we would use the bottom bed. We aren't as young as Pharmgeek but not as old as some others so would fit fine...

We would then remove the bed from the bedroom and put some type of window seat there. Someone could sit there with a table to do work (I would still be employed) or just lounge.

Actually, I've already emailed Jackson Center about cutting the middle section out of the bed and moving the front part back a few feet to "shorten" the length of the bed. We'd then get cushions to fit.

We were then considering removing the cushions from the existing lounge and extending the counter top from the sink all the way to the dividing wall for the bedroom. If possible, we'd keep the lower portion with storage and create open cubbies between the storage compartments and the new countertop. We could sit there with stools to do work and that surface could also work for food prep. In the open cubbie closest to the sink we'd consider putting a combo washer/dryer if we could.

With these changes we'd have a dedicated bedroom, kitchen area, and "living room."

Sounds like we are not too far off from you.

BTW, have not yet heard back from Jackson Center.

Hey! If two of us are having similar thoughts on this harebrained idea, it may not be so inherently nutty after all.

Interesting thought on extending the counter. Would like to see a 3-D render of that.

I doodled up my ideas for swapping the bedroom for a multi-use space / nursery. Next step would be to do it up in Sketchup. So far, I think it would totally work, and could be done in such a way that I could simply screw the queen bed back together and restore it to factory if the need came up.

Thanks for the encouraging ideas!


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Old 01-14-2015, 02:29 PM   #158
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Don't have a mockup of it, but what I'm thinking is taking the back cushions out like this.



Then take out the bottom cushions and add a top surface, probably matching the counter top. Above that add another counter top with vertical supports forming cubby holes. Not sure the upper counter has to match the height of the sink counter. In fact, it would probably be lower.

In terms of the bed, starting with this:



I would remove everything from the back bulkhead to the curved front portions. Essentially it's just that white filler piece adjacent to the plastic bins. This might not give us a lot of indoor storage under the new "bed" but would ensure that the front face looks factory.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:03 PM   #159
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All, we are picking up our 2015 Bunk tomorrow. Anything of concern we should look for during our walk through?
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There is a recent thread " Walk through Checklist". It is all in there.


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Awesome. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:27 PM   #162
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Actual Measured Weight?

Hello,

New bunkhouse owners here and we couldn't be happier. We downsized from a large toy hauler and the functionality, storage and comfort of this unit is simply amazing.

Currently towing with a F350 from the toy hauler but looking to downsize. Does anyone have an actual measured weight and TW they can share for their bunkhouse?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-28-2015, 10:06 PM   #163
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What's the benefit of the macerator toilet? I've never had one and not sure I understand the need. Also, if I'm completely without power can I flush?
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Well - from what I gather - they added it because they wanted to relocate the black tank vs where it was in the 06 bunkhouse - and in doing so it was not a straight down shot I believe and you need to pump uphill a bit

Or something like that....someone else can clarify but it is a benefit I recall as less plumbing is exposed to damage?

Anyway - as far as I can tell there is no grand benefit to the macerater toilet - and yes - if you lose power then no toilet (although it does operate on batteries just fine)

Keep a small plunger with you in case - don't put ice down the toilet as some people do to clean the black tank

The macerater grinds up waste more making dumping I suppose a bit less complicated...

I wish I didn't have it - something else to brake in time - and it takes like holding the button for 8-10 seconds to fully flush solid waste and sometimes you need a bit of a second go at it

No big deal really though - I've heard of no problems with then so far really so perhaps it's worth it


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Old 01-28-2015, 10:32 PM   #165
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Ok. That makes sense. Probably can use a smaller pipe to get around obstacles for the installation as well.

And yea, seems like no benefit to the end user.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:44 AM   #166
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Martin Family...I just saw that you are in Odessa, Texas. We are actually considering an F350 to tow our 30' FB FC Bunk once we move back to Texas from Korea this summer. Can you please let me know why you don't want to keep your F350 for towing your new bunkhouse?
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Dali - PM sent.

Anyone have any weights they can share?

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My wife is intrigued by the Bunkhouse model. The shower seems larger than the other 30 ft models, and we could use the bunk area for additional storage. No kids, just us two. Does anyone else use the bunks for storage? We think maybe totes for light things or groceries up top and then a rod below for hanging clothes, especially winter jackets.


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