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Old 06-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #21
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Designing beds to go across serves a purpose as it can create more space. I have the captain style bed and it works for me. Now if I had to crawl over someone to get out I would feel differently. I also got a cabinet with countertop next to the kitchen sink in my unit that the next size unit didn't come that had the walk-around bed.

What is the best bed design? It would be based on your ideal floor plan. Captain style bed are usually a compromise for sure. It's not one I usually seek out.

Before I forget - great mods & keep the pictures coming!
I understand the "Space" issues, believe me. But a larger "Bunk" wouldn't have taken up any more living space. All they had to do was enlarge the bunk opening by say 2', that's a foot at the top and bottom.

What's the Captain style?
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #22
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I understand the "Space" issues, believe me. But a larger "Bunk" wouldn't have taken up any more living space. All they had to do was enlarge the bunk opening by say 2', that's a foot at the top and bottom.

What's the Captain style?
My error Ė I misunderstood the definition of transversely and now know you were referring to body position, not the bed.
A Capitanís bed is against three walls like on a pirate ship.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #23
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Nice mods, Jeff. Thanks for sharing and all of the pictures! I've got a 233S on order so I'm really enjoying checking all the mods folks have done and planning for my own.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:40 PM   #24
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What exactly are you doing to the front bunk that allows a 90 degree turn in the way you lay?
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:49 PM   #25
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Well for my initial trial run, I simply used a piece thin of 2x4 foot plywood for support. When you turn the matress so your head/feet in there is a bit of matress overhang, like a foot or so. I simply used that piece of wood to support it. Since it was my feet, there was no issue of it falling out. Of course you couldn't sit on the edge of the matress are anything like that, but for one night it was fine. It worked great, even my wife who rather scoffed at the idea initially, gave me the big thumbs up the next morning! Me & my wife hate having to climb over each other, especially on those late night nature calls! Now I'm simply going to attach a "Piano hinge" so you just flip it over to stow under the matress. Of course I have to turn the matress to stow also, that's no biggy. Of course with the mod you get lots of space along the bed side for a drink, book, snack ect...
Have made any mod's?
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #26
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Was wondering what you used to secure the wall track in you closet for the shelving
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:44 AM   #27
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Drywall screws. Then used "zip ties" to secure the wire shelves to the bracket arms
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:24 AM   #28
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What size screws(length) did you use to secure the shelve bracket to the closet wall?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #29
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Sorry I don't remember the specifics, but I'm thinking they were were either drywall or deck screws which are fairly similar and have an agressive "bite", as apposed to a normal wood screw. I believe they are of one diameter in size, with varying lengths. Of course I used as long as possible without going through the other side, which is the bunk. Since the screws are being used in a shear mounting application, meaning all forces/weight on the wall brackets are pulling straight down on the screw and not out, it makes a pretty strong setup. So far, I've had none pull out.
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Great Mods. Thanks for all your time sharing!
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