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Old 07-14-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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1985 25' Sovereign
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Red face Need to convert rear twins to single bed

We just bought a wonderful 25' Sovereign (1985) with rear twin beds. We want to convert it to 1 full or queen (if possible). Any ideas on how to do this would be SO helpful. We are afraid of tearing something up! We want to do it in such a way that the coach will keep its value. Does anyone know if there is a "kit" or something that can be purchased to make this process easy, safe and reliable??? Thanks!!! Tina
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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My double bed slides out by means of two skillfully integrated pieces of white oak commonly known as "rails". While I possess the tools to make new pieces should the old ones wear out, I was pleasantly surpised to see Steve offering brand new slides at VintageTrailerSupply.com.

Steve's offering is not a "kit", but it is the primary component needed for your project.

I have some pictures of how my double bed goes together. There's enough information in the pix for a woodworker to build your project. Email me if you want copies.

The pictures are not detailed enough for the novice to build the finish project.

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Old 07-16-2007, 09:34 AM   #3
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Hi Desmits, welcome!

We use a piece of OSB and a crib mattress to convert the twins to one big bed when we need extra sleeping space.

Leave it home when we don't need it...very simple.

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Old 07-16-2007, 10:58 AM   #4
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We converted to a "double" by placing a 2x4 frame on the floor and then placing the nightstand on top of that. Next was a pad to protect its surface, then a piece of plywood to cover the gap. Rotating the mattresses 90 degrees produced a very serviceable bed. To better eliminate the seam between the mattresses, we bought a space-foam mattress (about 2" thick) from Costco and that made it a very comfortable bed.

When we decided to sell the unit and the couple wanted twins, it was easy to undo all I had done and revert to factory specs.

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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photos and measurements

Took photos and measurements, attached. Did you get my note about when we might do this?
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