Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-25-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
Jas
Senior Member
 
Jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 130
Thoughts on modifying surveyor rear bunk area

Has anybody else with a SV291 thought about modifying the lower rear bunk? Our problem is that you have to walk on the bunk to get to the rear wardrobe and/or get onto the upper bunk. If somebody is actually using the lower bunk a midnight rest room run from the youngun in the upper bunk could end with a lot of screaming from below.

The only real challange I forsee is that the drain line from the shower runs under the part of the bunk that I want to cut back. I'm think on decking over it and just having a 1 step raised floor in this area. There is an existing partition in line with the top bunk under this one and a fold seam in the matress in the same area so the bed itself should not be compromised just narower.

So I'm thowing it out there. Is there any tribal knowledge on this type of mod? Any words of warning besides "don't drill into the septic tank"?
__________________

__________________
2010 Surveyor SV 291
06 F250 4x4 crew cab PSD
1 DW, 1 purebred mutt, 1 ninja beagle

Nights camped in 2011: 19
Jas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
Jas
Senior Member
 
Jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 130
oh this might help.....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SV-291.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	38.5 KB
ID:	3251  
__________________

__________________
2010 Surveyor SV 291
06 F250 4x4 crew cab PSD
1 DW, 1 purebred mutt, 1 ninja beagle

Nights camped in 2011: 19
Jas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
shineysideup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: ONTARIO, CANADA
Posts: 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jas View Post
Has anybody else with a SV291 thought about modifying the lower rear bunk? Our problem is that you have to walk on the bunk to get to the rear wardrobe and/or get onto the upper bunk. If somebody is actually using the lower bunk a midnight rest room run from the youngun in the upper bunk could end with a lot of screaming from below.

The only real challange I forsee is that the drain line from the shower runs under the part of the bunk that I want to cut back. I'm think on decking over it and just having a 1 step raised floor in this area. There is an existing partition in line with the top bunk under this one and a fold seam in the matress in the same area so the bed itself should not be compromised just narower.

So I'm thowing it out there. Is there any tribal knowledge on this type of mod? Any words of warning besides "don't drill into the septic tank"?
I have a 235 rks with little wardrobe space. I recently installed a closet rod over the top of the shower head. We rarely use the space and I thought that it would be a great spot for extra hanging clothing or coats. I also made it removable. My kids are still small enough that they bath in the tub so that is why I made it removable. sorry I don't have pics yet... (kinda rushed when I finished)

cheers,

shineysideup
__________________
shineysideup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 156
You may want to look at the hinge for the flip up bunk on bottom. I am not sure how far over from the bunk door that hinge is. Without modifying that, the hinge will determine how much space you will have.
__________________
Nights camped in 2010 = 21 nights

2008 Chevy CCab 5.3L 4WD Z71
2008 FR Surveyor 291
Champion Genset
Slpybear, Mrs Slpybear, Three Cubs
slpybeartx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 01:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
bamasurveyor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Posts: 286
We are just the opposite from your situation. With no kids, our upper bunk has never been slept in and I doubt it ever will be. Not by an adult anyway. It is used for storage.
If you do make lower bunk narrower, you may want to consider leaving a "cleat" on the bathroom wall and just having that section of the bed "removable" for the times when you may need a full size bed. The section of foam and board can easily be stored under the bed. Paint the cleat to blend in with your wall color.
__________________
John
Ted
bamasurveyor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 02:50 PM   #6
Jas
Senior Member
 
Jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 130
I'm looking at the option of leaving the cleats for the occasional use rear bed. I may have to frame the removable section to get the strength restored along the exposed edge is all. In fact, I may have to template a 1 piece lid for the current trap door and triangle closure plate which will result in the same bed that is there now when the removable section is installed.

leaving the existing bulkhead and hinge wil lresult in an 18" walk way which is tight but navigable.
__________________

__________________
2010 Surveyor SV 291
06 F250 4x4 crew cab PSD
1 DW, 1 purebred mutt, 1 ninja beagle

Nights camped in 2011: 19
Jas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 AM.