Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
New Member
 
1972 23' Safari
manhattan , Kansas
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
Installing hammock mounts?

I recently purchased a 72 safari and am in the process of determining what stays and what goes… I have removed the twin beds and am contemplating the possibility of installing a few hammock mounts that would allow a typical 'tree hammock' to be hung. The advantage to this is when not being used it would open up floor space.

My question… Is this feasible? My concern is that the weight will pull the connection out of the ribs, or deform the shape.

Any advice or insight would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Josh.
__________________

__________________
Sundance75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
A long as you attach to a rib you the mount distributes the load over a large area say maybe 5-4 inches you would probably be ok. The Rib can handle the load but a single screw will most likely pull out. I am thinking something like a 1/4" thick strip of aluminum with a ring in the center. You would attach it with several sheet metal screws or pop rivets. Olympic rivets would be best.

Perry
__________________

__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
I agree with the above.

I have installed brackets for a bunk over my front and rear gouchos in my 71. I used stainless sailboat fairleads. The bunks have been used for my grandkids and so far I have not been used for adult weight.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
1972 21' Globetrotter
Wylie , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 140
I have wanted to do this and wondered about it too. In our old house, we had hammock mounts in every room. Like perry described square plate with four screws. Love hammocks. Sundance, I think it is a great idea as a space saver. But I must say hammocks are great for napping & not a good substitute for a bed for a good nights sleep in my experience. I will be watching intently and taking notes.
__________________
rippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 10:47 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
The bunks I have are original Aistream from the 70s. They are folding aluminum with canvas. I have seen them sell from $200 to $500.

The bunks are also great for storage when not used for bodies.

The larger brackets are Airstream made for the Aistream bunks. Another photo shows an oem bunk storage bracket. I used 1" nylon webbing and plastic clips available from a REI type store.

There are a few bunk articles in the archives.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bunk 003.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	49.6 KB
ID:	204301   Click image for larger version

Name:	bunk 004.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	101.3 KB
ID:	204302  

Click image for larger version

Name:	bunk 010.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	95.0 KB
ID:	204303  
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 10:49 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Stainless boat hardware fairleads
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bunk 008.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	92.6 KB
ID:	204304  
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 01:18 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Skatiero's Avatar

 
1986 32' Excella
Currently Looking...
Canton , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,335
Images: 25
Keep in mind that the original ceiling-hung bunk models had reinforced ribs when that option was ordered, straight from the factory. A retrofit was not available since it would have required rib reinforcement. If be very careful to mount a post on which to place the brackets, so that the weight was not able to deform the ribs. Be careful with this!
__________________

__________________
Skatiero is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing a new sub floor... SeanL Floor Finishes 3 12-07-2011 12:43 PM
installing a dual-temp and it's sitting up top like a square on a circle toddzo74 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 1 07-01-2011 07:42 AM
Sheared shock mounts? Where to get replacements? robwok Shocks 3 05-31-2011 11:40 AM
Installing new sub-floor StPierre Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 4 01-29-2011 10:36 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.