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Old 07-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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I am in need of a jack knife sofa. I want to try to turn my slide out of my 25' puma 5er into a bunk area. My plan is to have a jack knife sofa on bottom with storage underneath and a twin fold up bed on top. Any ideas or suggestions. Has anyone done this before?



We bought a new rear living 25' 5er in 06 thinking we would have time to grow into it once we had kids. We'll we adopted 3 siblings at once so pretty much over night the camper was to small. We want to save up to buy another one in a year or two so I figured this would get us by for now


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Old 07-22-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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My only concern is the walls. Not being designed for a bunk, will the wall hold the weight? Are the walls made any different in a regular bunk house? If they are not I guess it would work, but I don't build em, I just enjoy em! (and occasionally complain about what I believe are stupid engineering ideas, or just lack of critical thinking skills)

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Old 07-22-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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I think the walls in a regular bunk house slide model is the same as regular sides. If not I can make a frame to hold the bunk. I think I am leaning towards a futon for the bottom bunk now


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Old 07-22-2014, 01:11 PM   #4
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Our last tt got the master bed room stripped and 4 sleep in their . Me and the wife sleep on the living room floor on a blow up. That lasted 2 years untill our current
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:40 PM   #5
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sbreen, I really admire you on this one. I'm an adopted child, so I think that is too cool. I honestly don't think the walls are any different in a bunk vs. non-bunk slide, at least from all the ones I've looked at and studied. Either way, I know you can make it work, and think you could do a LOT better than some OEM configuration. I like where you're going with this. Please post pictures.
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I picked up the futon today that I will use for the bottom bunk. I will remove legs and build a base with storage for it to sit onClick image for larger version

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Pretty nice set up. Now to get it in the RV.
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I have to pull out all the other things in that area first. This is what it looks like now. This is what I'm turning into a bunk areClick image for larger version

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My question is, can the slide out handle the weight? I think with the window there I would go for making a bunk bed frame. I think it would probably be sturdier. What about putting the bunks and futon where the sofa is? Are you keeping the sofa or dinette? You could move the sofa to the slide if you are keeping it. And thank you for giving 3 children a loving home.
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I'm leaving the couch that is where the door to enter the camper. I will remove everything in the dinette area


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