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Old 01-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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retrofit overhead power queen bed

This weekend at rv show in Kansas City, I saw several coaches that had power queen bed over the driver seats. I found a key in one of them and lowered the bed to check clearance and was surprised at how functional this arrangement is. Now that my Grandsons are getting a little bigger, this would be perfect. I am not willing to part with my trusty Bounder and would love to find a "kit" or parts and plans to add one. Appreciate any input.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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I've always wondered how much these rattle when going down the road. The bunk in our C has been key for the kids. Would love one in an A.

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:52 AM   #3
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These latest ones have an articulating mechanism that folds it up and toward the front of the cab area. The final closing step is to push the end of the bed against a couple of very heavy magnets mounted to the ceiling. Should not rattle as it seemed very solid. In the folded position, it was completly hidden. If you didn't know it was a bed, it just looked like headliner. very nice
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:34 AM   #4
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One of the first manufacturers to install these is Thor when they created their "ACE" line (which is supposed to be a combination between a class "A" and "C"). They might have replacement parts available that you could buy and make your own kit. Note however, their bed is only rated to 250 pounds, so only the grandkids without additional support.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
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I built a couch that open into bunks, just push the botton on the remote control.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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That is TOO SWEET. Nice job of thinking outside the box!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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We had one in our 1978 Bendix MH. It wasn't electric, but worked easily with a spring loaded set up. Only used it a few times when we had guests, but it worked fine
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:01 PM   #8
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I was thinking about the same thing after seeing the overhead bunk in a new Palazzo. The would be a great retrofit for a class A. I hope someone knows a source for parts.

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