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Old 09-12-2017, 11:28 AM   #1
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Over cab bunk removal

I have a 2017 30 DS. Has anyone removed the bunk or just the rear half? I don't need the sleeping spot and would like to get rid of the weight. It's useless now. The front portion would be ok for small storage as there are open bins at the front which are not reachable with the bed closed.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:00 PM   #2
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I can' add anything other when you do the job report back to the forum so others can learn from your experience.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #3
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Mostler I was working on this last night!

I am hoping to leave just the short actuated part because we keep drawers there. Just me and the wife and we have the 25DS so space is premium. I got the rear diconnected mechanically but discovered that the hinge between the two halves is welded to the frame. I started to remove the wooden/mirror piece that faces down and see if there is a way to remove/release the hinge and if not plant to dremel/grind away the welds to release the larger section. Then plan to put a nice stained wood lip to retain the drawers (for now 3 x 3 sterilite drawers work really well). Anyways i plan to work more on it tomorrow and see if i can release it. The sides were easy 2 bolts a side releases the front from the back except for the hinge.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:22 PM   #4
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Front Bunk

Removed mine. Added cabinets around the front. Really came out nice. Bought the cabnet doors from FR so all the doors and hardware matched.

Pictures were in the upgrades post from April May 2016
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:56 PM   #5
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It looks like there are just a pair of bolts on each side. Is that correct? It looks like maneuvering the frame out of the coach would be tricky
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:15 PM   #6
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Bed

Rasied the bed
Removed the front seats,
Removed the metal plates over the windows that the window sits on
Removed the rear section of the bed which is hinged on my 2015 30DS
Removed the front section of the bed, with help of wife. Disconnected the lift as they have a quick removal D ring.

Took all of about two hours to remove.

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the great info. The hinge between the front and rear portions of the bed is welded to the frames. Looks like I would have to remove the assembly as a unit. I don't want to grind the welds off inside the coach.
Thanks again for your help
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Bed

Mine was screwed. Pictures of final product attached.

Added doors to the side openings also.

Top picture of the inside, Insulated this area behind the front cap. Really helped the noise levels and keeps the area warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Also insulated behind the A-pillars next to the windshield.

Bottom picture of the finished area. Left the steel shelfs off when I replaced the pads on the bottom of the windows.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:00 PM   #9
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Looks good, you did a great job. I hope mine turns out as well
Thanks again
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:18 PM   #10
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Martin, I would be interested in how it comes out. I still do not know how the bed comes out without cutting welds. Pictures on how to remove would be helpful if you succeed.
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