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Old 08-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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A122 Permanent Bed Mod - Add Seating?

Hi Folks. I must say, this forum is becoming addicting! I’ll have to return to normal life one of these days! Hehe.

For the A Frame Mod Squad, this is a far-flung idea, but what the heck! … Has anyone thought about modifying the A122’s permanent bed area so that raising the bed would expose a long bench seat, or two smaller seats? The point would be to add more seating versatility to the camper.

One possible end result would be a forward-facing bench seat (probably the easiest to accomplish.) Another potential mod could be building two small, center-facing bench seats, one by the microwave and one by the sink area (and the AC unit would have to be moved to accommodate this.)

Just dreaming here, but fun to imagine!

Thanks much.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Our A126 had a forward facing sofa along the back wall. It had a shelf like board that ran along the back wall, which kept the back cushion forward about 6" from the slope of the roof. Our bubble window accommodated head room. (I'm speaking in past tense because we removed the sofa cushions and put in a foam mattress. The 6" board was removed also because it took up sleeping space.)

Hummm, so the forward facing bench would need a back support for the cushions. The person(s) sitting there would need to be kind of pushed forward, away from the roof line.

It seems to me that your mattress, raised up, would steal a lot of headroom in the seating area...Some experimenting seems in order.

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Old 08-20-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Deb, appreciate your input from an A126 owner perspective. Food for thought on this possible bed mod!
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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I think with the bed raised, you would have two issues: 1) the bench seating would be awful high - higher than is comfortable for normal seating and 2) With the bed up, you'd be pushed forward quite a bit if you didn't want to hunch over.

I think you'd be better off just sitting on the bed, and stuffing the back portion with a whole heap of throw pillows for back support.
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