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Old 09-21-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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Bunk Beds In 25RB Twin FC?

I am wondering if anyone out there has taken a newer model 25 foot FC with Twin beds in the rear and considered or done bunks over the twins such that you could sleep four people in the rear of the unit? I see a lot of bunks and bunkhouses, but mainly renovations of much older units.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:31 PM   #2
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You would have to remove the overhead storage on the right side, and the half-wardrobe closet on the left side, including the TV...
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:41 PM   #3
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The problem is that you really get in trouble with the windows. The "bunks" pretty much have to be at window level. There isn't enough room to keep them above the windows. Not really 100% correct, but close. Once you get bunk structure and a mattress in there, the poor person in the bunk will be flush up against the ceiling. I certainly would not want to sleep that way.

You have to support the bunks somehow. That either involves bolting into the existing structure or making something from scratch. Even if you are above the windows, the cutouts for the windows eliminate a bunch of structure to tie into. That gets you back to some sort of added supports. The curving walls are your enemy in terms of doing it "simple". There's bound to be impact on the sleeping space in the lower bed.

Could you do it? Sure on a big enough bet, anything like this could be done. Unless you are a family who are all under 5' tall, not sure you would want to.

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I don't know if the window placement is that much different from the placement in my Argosy, but my factory bunks leave plenty of space for the top and bottom bunks.Attachment 1Click image for larger version

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Old 09-22-2017, 08:55 AM   #6
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The arrangement I was thinking of is more like what you see in the FC 30 bunk version. The bunks are fixed in place so there is no fix up required. Looking at the twins in the back of this trailer, if you pulled all the cabinets out, some sort of flip down might work. It would be sitting a bit above half way on the windows when "down" in order to give the lower bed user room to get in and out of bed.

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That was my thought, if the cabinetry was removed and the bunks were set about half way up the window, had anyone considered that or implemented something like that? Seems like maybe not really. Maybe most people do not want to immediately make that kind of modification to their brand new AS ;-)
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Im not sure it would work, but you might build something like the Pullman fold down bed in a train. That way they would be up and out of the way during the day, if that is a consideration.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:55 AM   #9
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That was my thought, if the cabinetry was removed and the bunks were set about half way up the window, had anyone considered that or implemented something like that? Seems like maybe not really. Maybe most people do not want to immediately make that kind of modification to their brand new AS ;-)
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If you block the windows half way up - how do you operate the shades? They are tough enough when you can get at the whole system. Do you just permanently black out the windows?

One other thing to look into is weight. Pulling all the cabinets gives you something to work with. If you do a net weight add that far back, it's not a good thing.

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