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Old 03-03-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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From Twins to Island Queen

How difficult would it be to convert from rear twin beds to an island queen? I'm considering an 89 Pace Arrow that has twin beds and I want to yank them out and install a queen.

Obviously there is a new carpet install required because I'm assuming there is no carpet under the beds and nightstand, possible some eletrical rerouting. I haven't actually seen the rig yet as the dealer is not open on Sunday; I've only seen it online.

Or, would it make sense to only remove one bed, slide it over to the other one and make a side king, assuming they're like normal beds in that 2 twins = 1 king?

Thanks in advance for your input.


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Old 03-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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There may also be equipment under the beds that will have to be moved. I had an 88 Superchief with twin beds. The water heater and aux heater was under one of them. There may also be furnace ducts that will have to be moved. They make use of all hidden spaces in these things.

Personally, I'd rather have the two twins.

Our island queen and most I've seen are a real pain to make up. But then as I remember so were the twins.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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I look at doing that with my 87 Allegro when we had it. After researching and designing I realized that it wasn't worth the hassle. I would have had to relocate the water tank and plumbing, some electical, heating ducts, drains. I was still left with the overhead cabnets that would have still been in the way. We used it one more year and sold it to some friends and we bought an 03 Class C with queen bed. Much better.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:31 AM   #4
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We did this to our 1986 Itasca Windcruiser. We had to put the bed in cross way, move the water tank approximately 18", built in the night stand over the water heater and remount the electrical receptacle. I had planned things a little differently until I removed the twin beds. It took the weekend, but I felt it was worth it. I would have had more room around the bed if I used an RV full size, but had a regular size queen mattress, so that's what went in.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:07 AM   #5
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I would look for one with the island queen .There are lots of them around .
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