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Old 02-28-2014, 12:33 PM   #15
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Great Idea but don't they scratch the ceiling?, I like the idea maybe for something else for us.Thanks I would have never thought of that. Honest
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:49 PM   #16
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The one in ours doesn't quite make contact with the ceiling in the up position, so no scratches. If there were, the only way you'd see it would be laying in the bed. It is too claustrophobic for me, but my Navy veteran son and the grandkids think it's awesome! And it doesn't rattle or make any noise at all except when the motor is working.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:02 AM   #17
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I just took delivery on a new 2014 Fleetwood Storm with a Hide-a-bunk above the drivers seat. It uses a chain to raise and lower it. A real great feature. I is very tight and not a bit noisy driving down the road. The majority of noise comes from the V-10 right under our seats. That's life in a class A gas. Bottom line.... the bunk is a great feature and works well.
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My FR3 Has the bunk as well. Key lock and snapped in by magnets for travel. Not a sound during travel and comes in handy when guests stay over.

Only weird thing was the FR3 didn't come with a bunk ladder. Guess Forest River figured a running start would suffice. Nah, Camping World for $45 bucks and no more jumping! lol
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:27 AM   #19
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We love the dedicated bunks with individual TV's and wireless headphones in our Winnebago Journey Express 39N. And at 6'1" there's even plenty of room for myself, they are about 76" long and curved open at the end, allowing even more room.


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we just got a fleetwood terra SE 31c it has the front bunk option, and had some friends use it just last weekend. They loved it!

Best part about fleetwood bunk is it has a 600lb capacity! 2 big adults ;-)
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:33 PM   #21
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I just took delivery on a new 2014 Fleetwood Storm with a Hide-a-bunk above the drivers seat. It uses a chain to raise and lower it. A real great feature. I is very tight and not a bit noisy driving down the road. The majority of noise comes from the V-10 right under our seats. That's life in a class A gas. Bottom line.... the bunk is a great feature and works well.



Line your doghouse with DuraMat. I got mine at an car audio place for $100. It cut the noise level by at least 60% or more.
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For owners that don't use them for sleeping, those drop-down overhead bunks can also be used for storage of large items.

Just remove the mattress and no one would ever know there is stuff up there
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I have a 1974 Winnebago Indian that has the bunk above the front it is manual bed size is 47" x 87" great for the grandkids to sleep and we put are folding chairs up there when traveling
I bought one from the local wrecking yard... went a different way in our B+ sleeping mods, so I hung it in my sons bedroom as a pull down sleepover bed... best $20 I have recently spent....
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Have the power bunk in our 2014 Coachmen Pursuit. Very quiet when up and driving. Has a ladder with it. Stored in the first outside compartment when not in use. Son is 6'4" and had plenty of room. Just have to make sure the front window curtains are closed properly or the lift assembly might catch them. Uses gear drive and cables.
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Yep, another ACE owner with the bunk. I find it to be a great option for the kiddos.
The reason I say kiddos is because they are the ones who love it.
It is also a great area to store bags while camping.

Excellent use of what used to be wasted space.
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Aftermarket please!

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Someone needs to come up with an affordable front bunk modification for the older class As. A lot of younger families are moving to class A's for the room, the ride, and the towing capacity. But they lack the sleeping capacity of a class C. I'm trying to figure out how to do that right now.
+1.

Please let us know if you find something or fab it yourself.
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+1.

Please let us know if you find something or fab it yourself.
The one I picked up from a 1979 A class in my local wrecking yard (they had a Brave with the same one in it) is simple it is two spring loaded brackets that attach to the side walls. You can cut the plywood bunk to fit any distance between the side walls (there is a metal bar that would need adjusted too).

It pulls down with a little effort and pushes up with a single finger... springs are adjustable and well designed...

I paid $50.00 for it and a complete awning and a bunch of other smalls...

like I said I went a different way do to the RV being a B+ and narrow over the driver and wide just back so did not fit like I wanted...
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We have a Thor Windsport 32A, 2013, that has a full electric Queen. Many other brands do not. Others also do not have a capacity of 500 lbs. it looks GREAT when tucked away, and when deployed my daughter absolutely loves it. Problem is, many of the ones I've seen don't fully retract on both ends, and mine doesn't either. I am still working with the dealer to fix it. It's a great design that sadly, doesn't always work! I am hopeful that the one side can be stabilized so that the system will be more reliable. It's one of our favorite features in the coach, and when I was shopping, I saw them all!
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