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Old 08-27-2014, 04:51 AM   #1
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Cool Bunk bed upgrade

When I search for a class A pre-owned rv I always notice that the ones with bunk beds are most of the time cheaper. I am thinking that since I have no kids and no use for BB, I could use that extra space to install a washer & dryer on the bottom and use the top section for storage. Has anyone ever done this? and if so any comments or pics would be appreciated.

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Think it would be a pain in the posterior. And bring the cost over what one would cost with the storage and washer/dryer option. One would need to run power, water hot/cold, and drain to Gray tank. And the renovation from bunks to storage plus locating doors.

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We are on our second bunk house --because we have kids, so we like them. In looking around, the Berkshire had an interesting arrangement--the bunk can be converted into a closet. Not sure if that's still possible with their latest models or not? Maybe other brands offer this too??

I have seen threads where people converted their bunks into dog kennels, storage, and one guy on this forum did a neat conversion into a dinette setup that could convert back into a bed even!

Point is...if you are handy, you may be able to customize ANY floor plan.

Personally, if I didn't want a bunk house, I wouldn't buy one. But that's just me...
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Bunkhouse area makes an awesome office after the kids are grown, and many other possibilities. We love our bunkhouse configuration, and in ours there is plenty of room for adults to sleep as well, similar to the size of the touring coaches that many entertainers use, some with up to 10 bunks installed on a Prevost.
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Great idea, I have been thinking about the same thing. Both Bounder and Georgetown offer bunks in a slide and factory option to be full wardrobes, at no charge.

I feel I would need cold water only (DW does almost everything in cold) and 120 volt service. I have researched several combo units and found most to be 120 volt. So far as drainage, I don't see the need to drain to the gray tank. I also don't see doing the laundry on the highway so a simple hose like a garden hose drained to the CG sewer would do the job.

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