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Old 07-31-2006, 02:50 PM   #41
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bunk brackets.

We also have the round brackets.

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Old 08-01-2006, 09:50 AM   #42
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Anyone know the length of the usual airstream bunk?

We have a 74 Overlander, which we have had on the road and reconditioned for the last few years, so I've been off this thread for a while. We have the front and rear gaucho setup, with the wall oven which protrudes over the rear guacho sleeping area. Our trailer also has the setup for a bunk over this area. We have all the original equipment, but do not have the bunkbed. It seems that the bunkbed must be a bit shorter to fit this setup. Anyone know?? And yes, I am now on the lookout for a bunk to fit this cable and bracket setup. Thanks for any info on this. The earliker posted website was a great visual for how they worked and were stored.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:48 PM   #43
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Hey Andy, I know this is an old thread but do you still carry the wall bracket?
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:00 PM   #44
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Andy?? Where oh where can Andy be?
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:24 PM   #45
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Andy?? Where oh where can Andy be?
I was on the east coast for a week. Just got back.

I will try to get back in the groove by Monday.

We have a few of the old "bunk" brackets left.

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I used chrome marine hardware fairleads. They look good, are cheap and are commonly available. The tricky part to me seems to find a good support point to mount them. To hang the bunk I used nylon webbing from REI. I'm pretty sure you could use a swage tool to put the little ball thingys on cable.

I am hesitant to put anybody heavier than a kid in the bunks though. I'm not so worried about the bunk as the supporting ceiling and walls. Anybody know if AS had a weight capacity rating?
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IIRC - my research indicated a max weight rating of 150 lbs on the aluminum framed bunks.

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Hey Andy, welcome back. When you get in monday see if you have a couple of these.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:38 PM   #49
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Hey Andy, welcome back. When you get in monday see if you have a couple of these.
We have about a dozen or so of that wall bracket left in stock.

I will PM you the cost.

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Does anyone have a picture of how the bunks ere set up originally. I am ready to install and want to make sure I get it right.
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Jerry -

Try Vintageairstream. They've got the most detailed pics I've found of the bunks.

Restoration Topics - Bunkbeds
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Thanks, I'll check
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Does anyone know how long the ball end cables are for these bunkbeds? I have a friend making an aluminum bunk copy and I would like to set it up as close to authentic as possible.
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Jerry,

When I get home this afternoon, I'll take measurements and pics of the cables, bunks and brackets to hold the bunks when they're folded. The curbside bunk is shorter, due to the oven cover sticking out into the bedroom area for our Sovereign. Our frames are, I believe, aluminum, and are covered with the original brown canvas. I also have the original rinky-dink mattresses with the original cloth (still intact) covering them.

Before anyone asks, no they are not for sale. I had someone at a rally back East offer me $1000 for the bunks. Given my family's size and my penchance for originality, I just can't part with them, but if someone out there has the skills to bend aluminum rectangular tubing, then I can provide the dimensions to reproduce them.

Edit: After some research, here is what I found from an old Airstream brochure:

"Airstream Optionals

A number of comfort and convenience features are now available at extra cost. See your Airstream dealer for further details on these factory-installed optionals.
1. Bunk-The most practical bunk ever designed for a travel trailer! Provides solid, comfortable sleeping for even the largest children (carrying capacity 200 pounds) and yet folds up and stores out of the way during the day in specially designed brackets under the roof lockers. Well constructed of extruded aluminum frames and canvas duck material of military standard quality. 2" foam mattresses are also available."

This is the website with pics...Mine are the ones in the pics, exactly. I'll still take measurements for you this afternoon:

http://vintageairstream.com/rr_topics_bunkbeds.html
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A minor problem I had in putting in the vintage bunk in my Tradewind is the space is very tight. Too high and the bunk corner does not clear the rear bulkhead aluminum trim. Too low and the person on the bottom has little clearance. I tried it both ways. I am moving the bunk higher and modifying the vertical aluminum trim so it fits.
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Thanks Stingray, I have purchased one bunk set already with cieling and wall hooks. As you can see I have a few little darlins (and a new grandbaby as well) so space is limited. A buddy of mine does alot of fabrication with aluminum so he said it shouldn't be a problem to make a new one. I have contacted Andy regarding the hinges and cieling and wall hooks but have not heard back from him yet. If yours are original install could you also tell me what the hooks were mounted with and at what dimension? I'm goin on a five day with my kids to Nascar the first week of Nov. so the crunch is on for me. Thanks again.
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Hey Lumatic, did you get your dump valve replaced? I noticed that I am having the same problem.
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Yeah, if I happen to wake up suddenly, and forget that the bunk is in place, I will nail my head everytime. Makes the kids laugh.
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FYI There were 2 bunks on ebay from the same seller recently. I bought one. The other is for sale for $225 buy it now, free shipping. I have seen them go for $500. It ends soon, like today. If you miss it I can put you in touch with the seller if your send me a PM
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yes, I saw that. If I wasn't already having one made I would have jumped on it.
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