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Old 09-04-2016, 06:11 AM   #1
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Installing a bed over the cab on a Class A motorhome

We just bought our first motor home! It is a 2007 Tiffin Allegro bus. We will be going on the road full time and homeschooling our daughter. The only modification we need to do is to install a bed over the cab. I heard there are kits for that but not sure if they work on this type of unit. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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A early years novelty in motor homes that has been returning. Below is a thread on adding a bed. Also you may check with a few of the motor home salvage yards who may have a complete unit in one of there wrecks.

Building a front upper bunk in Class A (like class C) HELP
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Here is link to a Kwikee drop down bed mechanism, don't know if it is still made

https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...pg-1422276.pdf

Probably the one thing I would be concerned about is what kind of structure do you have to attach to. Otherwise you would have to have support from the floor up.
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I didn't know there were salvage yards for wrecked rv's! We will definitely check it out. Thanks.
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Thanks for the link!
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Awesomw! Thank you
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I would contact the people in Red Bay. They built it and should be able to give the best advice on whether it is practical.
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So my class A entry door would be useless with a powered bed in the front. Guess he is talking one with w side door ?
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The bus has the front entry door. It would be totally blocked with a bed up front. Since there is no other exit other than the escape window this would be unsafe in my opinion. There is the sofa that converts to a bed. Much better to update the sofa to an air coil bed if it isn't already one. I know that the structure in my 2009 up front would not support a drop down bed with any person of much weight. It just wasn't built for that.
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Here you go - sell the class A and get a class C.... Most of them come with a cab-over bed.... Problem solved....
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Installing a bed over the cab on a Class A motorhome

Replace the fold out sofa with a American Leather fold out sofa sleeper. They come in lots of different sizes and you can get a Tempera Pedic mattress in it. No bar to sleep on and no mattress to inflate. Extremely easy to unfold. It is expensive but cheaper than adding a overhead.
http://www.americanleather.com/
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Our bus has a side entry door.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:39 PM   #14
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I built one out of heavy duty closet rods and OSB plywood. I used the heavy closet rod holders on the back side mounted to the wall and some 3/16 vinyl coated cable on the front side with removable clips to hang the front. I cut the OSB to size and installed 2x2 braces to keep the plywood in place. I bought a twin sized mattress from Walmart. All told I think it cost me about $50.00 without the mattress. Here are a few pics.
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