Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-05-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
Mini Rivet
bmklawt's Avatar
1975 25' Tradewind
Holland , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 235
The other kind of bunk bed

I would like to build bunk beds for my Tradewind and can find loads of info here but only on the canvas bunk and the wood one that flips up and attaches to the ceiling when stored.
I am looking for info on the one that folds in half and down and makes a backrest for the bottom bunk. In my service manual it looks like its made out of angle with a 3/8" plywood base and hangs from straps as oppose to the cables.

In other threads Andy at Inland has said he has the ceiling brackets and hinges, I would like to find the wall bracket and other hardware to build two of these or can someone provide pictures and measurements so I could fabricate my own.

Your help in this is grealty appreciated.

Here is a page from the 1975 manual, I got it from this thread:

Here is the only picture or referance on this forum I could find for what I am looking for.
From this thread:

Two photos from


Parts needed: Fan for roof vent or whole vent fan assembly, vented catalytic heater.
My blog for the 1975 Tradewind restoration, Has not been updated in a while but I am still working on it.
bmklawt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
1 Rivet Member
gloriavoxdei's Avatar
Currently Looking...
Divide , Colorado
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 16
Looking at the diagram I think it would be failrly easy to fabricate the bunks on your own. If I was doing it I'd use aluminum angle iron to save weight (can be a pain to weld though). If you can get the bunk hinges then you can probably find a hinge at your local home depot for the back wall. Personaly, I'd forego the ceiling straps and build two support feet, one for each outside corner. It would give you more strength in the bunk and if you made a way to attach it to the lower bunk you could probalby sleep an adult up there if you really wanted to. Neat setup, especialy for a family since AS isn't really good at family friendly floor plans.
gloriavoxdei is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Bunk Bed pmacdavid All Argosy Trailers 8 01-28-2011 07:41 PM
Folding bunk bed azfiredog300 Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 12 12-24-2007 12:27 PM
bunk bed tandemfish General Motorhome Topics 3 10-11-2004 07:29 AM
Bunk bed aviontt Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 6 09-02-2003 02:41 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.