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Old 07-05-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Hey Yall, yep, I'm new!

Hey yall,
Just thought I would introduce myself, my names Sam.
I just bought a 2010 Surveyor 28 Bunk house and love it, the layout is perfect and the camper still looks and smells new! I got it for exactly 1/2 of the NADA seller was really motivated and we were in love when we saw it!
I would post pics, but I dont have a method right now, work PC wont allow it.
I do have a question and need some help finding my answer.
I have a 8 month old and need help on a gate or something to keep him in the bottom bunk. Due to the angular corner of the bed with the wall and fridge on the corners, I am not able to use a standard short bed rail, and the pet/child gates seem to be too tall. I have looked for a while on here, a few hours probably, and online a lot, but have not found anything on this yet, any help would be appreciated.
I am not begging for a lot of searching or anyone to put themselves out, just maybe point me in the right direction, or if you have encountered this yourself you have some good advice for me. We will be using it in 2 weeks for the first time so I am behind the 8 ball a little
Thanks for hosting such a great site!
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums from SW Idaho.

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Bed Rails for Toddler and Child Beds
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:52 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! Lots of good advice and great people too!

Not sure if it is much of an option or not as I'm trying to picture your corner bunk type setup but, my neighbor took a standard toddler bed rail and cut it down and modified it to fit under his bunk mattress. He was able to get the same fit and function as you would using it normally after a little modification.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help! I never saw the bed rails for the toddler beds, that may work. The issue is the fold down ones will hit something one way ot other, but the short wooden one could be made to fold onto the bed, or quick detach. Thanks!
I tried attaching a picture, hope it works, the fridge it right at the head or the bed and the bathroom door is at the other corner, so htere are a few things to overcome. I will have to look closer this evening when I get off work.
Keep the pointers coming, I have a little more time to do this!
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:51 AM   #5
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After a lot of looking and searching, I have decided I will make a gate. The gate will be made of 1 1/4" PCV pipe, it will pivot on one side and latch on the fridge side. So far total cost is about $50, I will add a pic when complete.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #6
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Welcome! I just got a 2007 Surveyor myself. Interesting, I see the sink and stove are switched around in the 2010.... makes sense. My stove is next to the couch, have to be careful. I may put up a guard or shield, but we really won't use it much. We prefer cooking on an old coleman stove outside.

Have fun and do post those pics. Our "bunkhouse" is exactly the same.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:28 PM   #7
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Ok my baby gate is complete.
I could not find any gate that would fit my needs, let alone my budget. The height in between the bunks prevented most gates, my only hope was small dog gates, and then the way they mounted did not make me too comfy trusting they would hold him beating on them.
So...

I used 1 1/4" pvc pipe for the gate and used 1 steel pipe and a coupling welded to the plate that attached to the bed frame. The bed frame was reinforced with 2x4 and a 2x6.
Measurements will of course differ, so I won't bore you with them.
Here goes pics. This is the base I made, you can see the reinforcement I did with the boards, they are tucked under the original frame and attached all over. The base is 1/4" carbon steel checker plate(scrap from work) I welded a 1" coupling to it to receive the pipe that the gate pivots on.

The next is the gate closed in the closed position. The gate sinks down in the mattress pad and will not swing without lifting.
Next is the gate closed and rested against the wall.
I did have to move the light up to make room for the gate to swing flat to the wall.
It turned out great!
Hope this helps some e else one day.
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Thanks for sharing the pictures as I was waiting to see them. The baby gate came out really nice! You do good work.
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Welcome to the Forums from Huntsville, AL!

Nice baby gate mod there!!!
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