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Old 06-22-2020, 09:26 PM   #1
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16BHS bunk conversion?

We have a Wolf Pup 16BHS and my wife and I are going to take a 2 week trip to the outer banks in Sept. Since it will just be the two of us we are looking to convert the bunk space into a temporary closet space for clothing. Anyone ever do this or see some useful storage solutions we could use?

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Old 06-26-2020, 02:12 PM   #2
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I've not seen that done before, but I don't see why not, it all appears to come apart fairly easy. We'd probably do the same, however our nest is still full, as are the bunks.
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No, it wasn't an easy removal. I removed my upper bunk this spring. Previously I put in a wood clothes rod in the lower bunk, pole and fittings from Home Despot. I moved that up in the upper bunk area but had to add two wood spacers going from the rear wall to the over dinette cabinet, or I would have had to buy a new clothes rod dowel for adding 1/2". There are pics in the "What did you do to your Camper today" thread.
Once you pry off the top & bottom upper bunk panels, you have access to the screws holding the bunk frame to the walls, 10 or 12 of them. I had a couple that would not unscrew and had to cut between the frame and wall with a Sawsall. Thinking back, instead of trying to save the frame, I should have destroyed the sections of bunk frame to protect the wall finish and exposed the bad wall screws. I wanted to be able to reinstall the upper bunk for resale. Rebuilding it would have been simple enough.
Now the lower bunk can be used easily by an adult and be used as an out of way seated dressing area with no windows.
Both the master bed and lower bunk have Zinus brand foam mattresses and are very comfortable. I did not buy a second new bunk mattress, just previously stacked the two factory ones on the top bunk.
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:44 AM   #4
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We spent a week in OBX LAST September, our first trip there. We loved it, despite being right after the hurricane and a lot of stuff being out of commission, it was still fun.

I’m not familiar with your particular trailer but have done a lot of mods on our interior so I’m interested to see how you progress, I’d love to see some pictures.
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:08 PM   #5
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Searched for my pictured posts.
My Post 17025 in What did you do to your camper today? thread shows my BHS16 upper bunk removal.
Also the thermostat wire comes out the wall, THROUGH the bunk frame and into the dividing wall. I ended up trailing it forward and chiseled a groove for it under the padded top of the dinette dividing wall, drilling a hole down through to go out the hole under the thermostat. Impractical to try to drill through and route the wire through the dividing wall studs, removing the top cross stud, under the padded top.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:44 PM   #6
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What ever you do, consider hanging on to the bunks and make it so you can revert it back for when you sell it. People looking for a bunkhouse will pass yours right by if the bunk(s) are missing. I have been searching BH models and a few nice prospects had to be eliminated because of missing bunks.
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