Well, we got the flat tire fixed...the repairman put on the spare so FIRST thing we will do when starting our travel is to immediately stop and get new tires.
We worked on it this weekend, getting acquainted and there were a few things we noticed. The small windows on the side of the couch do not open and neither does the long window in the hallway to the bedroom. Probably not a big deal. And there are a few spaces that could have been utilized for more storage but were not. We'll decide later if we're going to change those.
As for the bunk room....we started taking out the bunks. We saw an online video that said people were making offices, rooms with treadmills and laundry rooms out of this small bunk area but haven't actually seen it so I will continue this post to show how we did it and hopefully help somebody else out.
We were resigned to the fact that there might be a slide mechanism under the lower bunk and that it was possible that area would have to remain elevated. After removing the mattresses DH found the lower bunk drawers were not very big and the two drawers could have very easily been made taller and wider for better storage. The bed platform was cut in half with the front part being attached to the top of the drawers with only two screws.
However the larger back half had a surprise.... a lifting spot already drilled in it.
And here's the hidden area---and it's flat!! WAHOO!! And since there was a lift hole, I'm wondering if it's designed for storage. I mean what a treasure trove area! It would be great for extra blankets and pillows and stuff you didn't need to get to a whole lot. That part of the platform was not nailed, stapled, tacked or glued on top of the base so it appears to have been meant for storage.
Here's the top bunk with half of the platform removed which was screwed into the base with just one screw on each side. It is securely attached to the walls with the inside boards staped/screw nailed together. Now to figure out how to get both bases out of the room and the door. We had wanted to maintain them in case we decided to sell in the future and the new owners wanted the bunks, but that might not be possible
Can't wait until both platforms are moved so that I can straighten up this window covering!