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Old 08-28-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Chaparral 360IBL...More Bunk room changes.

Hey everyone! So we routinely take either our daughter and her BF or our relatives with us when rving. As you probably remember, we removed the top bunk from the mid bunk house and it really opened up the room. Well, after asking for feedback from those who stay in that room, we realized it was kind of short (64"). This means that if you taller than 5'3" you were bending you legs quite a bit. I decided to take out the bottom bunk and replace it with a folding couch (if I could find one that was the proper length and width.) I did! I order one that is 48" wide exactly by 72" long when unfolded into a bed. So that lengthen the sleeping area to accommodate up to 6' without bending you legs. Anyways, the entire project took all of an hour but left me with both the OEM bunk cushions when I was done. Well the new sofa is a total of 12" tall when folded up, so I decided to use the 2 bunk cushions as kind of a box spring and spacer. Worked perfect! The bed is extremely comfortable and the fit couldn't have been better. We plan on covering the OEM cushions with a matching brown sheet so it blends better. It is bent to the shape of an L behind the new couch so it also adds kind of a headrest. Super happy with this mod, and guests will be also I imagine. Here is the link to the soft (same one just a different color than the one we purchased). I also put a picture of the space with the slide in. I can open the door almost all the way and completely stand inside of the room with it slid in.

Red Sleeper Chair Folding Foam Bed 6 x 48 x 72 inches, Studio Guest Beds, Sofa. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B6Q6DE8..._Ad4WxbDRM983X
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:53 PM   #2
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I like this change, too! Hope you don't mind but I shared your post and a picture of your prior change with someone on a FB group who wanted to know some other options she had for this bunkroom. Bet your daughter and her friend like this arrangement !
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:24 PM   #3
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No problem. Share away
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:03 PM   #4
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I like what you've done to the bunk room. I'm also thinking of converting my 360 as well. I do have a question. When you removed the bunk beds did it leave a hole(s) in your sidewalls? If so, I am curious how you repaired the hole(s). I have a hole in my sidewall next to the entertainment center slide out. As I let the slide out it grabbed one of my grandsons toys and punctured the wall. I need to fill the hole and then replace the "wall paper" or what ever it is to blend with the current wall. Thanks for sharing your pics.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:31 PM   #5
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I like what you've done to the bunk room. I'm also thinking of converting my 360 as well. I do have a question. When you removed the bunk beds did it leave a hole(s) in your sidewalls? If so, I am curious how you repaired the hole(s). I have a hole in my sidewall next to the entertainment center slide out. As I let the slide out it grabbed one of my grandsons toys and punctured the wall. I need to fill the hole and then replace the "wall paper" or what ever it is to blend with the current wall. Thanks for sharing your pics.
I was concerned about hole when I removed the top bunk months ago, but oddly enough the holes arn't even visible unless you reall look for them. They are so small that I didn't feel the need to cover them. So I wasn't too concerned about he bottom holes. When all was done there were maybe 2 holes total that were above the very bottom of the slide and both aren't visible or concerning to me at all. And I consider myself a perfectionist, so for me not to be bothered by them, I doubt anyone else would be.
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I was concerned about hole when I removed the top bunk months ago, but oddly enough the holes arn't even visible unless you reall look for them. They are so small that I didn't feel the need to cover them. So I wasn't too concerned about he bottom holes. When all was done there were maybe 2 holes total that were above the very bottom of the slide and both aren't visible or concerning to me at all. And I consider myself a perfectionist, so for me not to be bothered by them, I doubt anyone else would be.
Same here. There was one screw on the upper bunk that DH did not get out completely and as we were removing the upper structure, it scratched the wall. I can see it there but it's no big deal to me. Not worth bothering with repair as it isn't structural and isn't really bad.
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I took pictures of the screw holes left in our wall. These are the only ones I could get a pic of because the rest are covered by the side and back of the desk/hutch but they are all similar. You can see the one that is scratched but we aren't going to repair it because, as noted before, it's not structural and not really not a big deal for us. I used a quarter for size reference. As you can see, the screw holes really aren't that bad.
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I took pictures of the screw holes left in our wall. These are the only ones I could get a pic of because the rest are covered by the side and back of the desk/hutch but they are all similar. You can see the one that is scratched but we aren't going to repair it because, as noted before, it's not structural and not really not a big deal for us. I used a quarter for size reference. As you can see, the screw holes really aren't that bad.
Hard to belive those small screws had a 300 pound rating for the top bunk. That's a little scary, especially, if your on the bottom bunk. LOL. I'm headed out this weekend to Lake Conroe and I'm going to look at taking those out and making modification similar to IronCobra. I may actually take the top bunk and cut it off at the length of the slide and remount it higher up on the wall. It would in effect become a storage self. Just a thought. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
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scootingranny,try getting a hold of your dealer and see if he will send you 12" or so of seam tape.It will cover up those with no problem.I've used some on a couple of "oops" moments.
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Did you replace the carpet on your stairs with that flooring or was that something that came that way? I have carpet on my stairs.
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