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Old 09-24-2016, 04:47 PM   #1
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Retrofit a Bunk Over Driver?

Has anyone out there ever added a bunk over the driver compartment in a Georgetown? Ours has storage on the periphery and it looks like it might fit, but is there any aftermarket option for this?
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
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Be careful, if it did not come with it I would make sure it will structurally work
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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Totally get it, that is why I asked

Don't want to mess anything up!
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I have not been able to get a straight answer from FR or my dealer on this. It became available as an option on the 2015's. It appears that there is a powered and fold down. The fold down is a twin with a 200 pound capacity.
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A frienf of mine and I bought 2014's at the same time. Mine had the bunk and his didn't. The dealer told him he could have one put in. He called Forest River and they told him that there was not a retrofit available as the bunk is attached to the frame during construction.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thanks ArmyW4

Thanks for that feedback. Makes sense too. I knew it would need good support, and that is why I wanted to seek feedback from those who know!
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:18 PM   #7
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Asked at Elkhart FROG Rally

We also have a 2015 Georgetown XL and were interested in having the bunk installed. FR Georgetown Rep said it would be a liability to add it after-market as noted above it needs to be tied into the wall structure/frame.

So my next plan is build a frame out of furniture pvc and make so that it could be stored below when not needed, but easily assembled when needed for one of the the GKs!
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:41 PM   #8
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Frugalbk.... Be sure to post photos if you "git er done"!
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We have a 2014 335DS that has the manual bunk and the rating on the bunk is 350 engineers at FR did stress analysis and upped it to 350. All you need is a frame comparison from your year to 2014 I'll bet they are the same. The manual bunk has few moving parts I suggest you find one with the manual bunk go and take plenty of mounting pics.
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Who makes the fold down mechanism? Lippert? We have a 2014 378.
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