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Old 07-12-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Distance between bunk beds?

I am almost to the carpentry stage of the Bambi II resto! Feels good to get to this point...I am planning to build bunk beds for our daughters where the wardrobe and part of the kitchen used to be.

Can anyone tell me what distance to leave between the bunks? I have read that 30" is a good distance...but it is hard to visualize. I could use some real numbers.

Thanks for any input!!

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Old 07-12-2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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Can anyone tell me what distance to leave between the bunks? I have read that 30" is a good distance...but it is hard to visualize. I could use some real numbers.
American Bureau of Shipping Guide for Crew Accommodations on Ships calls for these dimensions on bunks:

Top of bottom bunk at least 12 inches off the deck (floor for your trailer);
Distance between top of the bunk and any overhead obstruction, minimum 24 inches, optimum 32 inches.

So, if your trailer allows for it, the top of the mattress on the bottom bunk 12 inches off the floor. The distance between the top of the bottom mattress and the bottom of the top bunk 24-32 inches, and the distance between the top of the top bunk and the ceiling also 24-32 inches. Within those limits, try to make the clear space over each bunk the same.

If you're curious, ABS also gives bunk dimensions as 7831 inches minimum, and 8038 inches optimum. You may not be able to meet those dimensions, but you should probably get as close as you can manage.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #3
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I am almost to the carpentry stage of the Bambi II resto! Feels good to get to this point...I am planning to build bunk beds for our daughters where the wardrobe and part of the kitchen used to be.

Can anyone tell me what distance to leave between the bunks? I have read that 30" is a good distance...but it is hard to visualize. I could use some real numbers.

Thanks for any input!!

Ben
Ben,

That dimension varies, depending on how well the "bunkers" get along.

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Old 07-13-2014, 06:03 AM   #4
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I just measured the bedroom dimensions including a bit of data about bunks in our 27FB twin for another 'streamer. Here is the text from that thread:

Our 27fb Flying Cloud is a twin bed model. Dimensions:

92" from front wall of coach to bulkhead walls of shower & bath

Front overhead lockers (full width) protrude 22" into room and are 58" off floor

There is 10&1/2" of space between foot end of beds and bulkheads

The lockers at foot of beds are 25&1/2" wide, 12&1/2" deep and are 38" off floor

There is 35" of floor space between bed bases and 28" of "walking" room between mattresses
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