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Old 08-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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DIY over cab child safety net?

Just wondering if anyone has made and installed their own child safety net for the over the cab bunk. I'd like to save the $100+ price tag if I can. Thanks.
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I'm sure you can, but what would it cost to buy appropriate netting material? Gotta be small enough holes so fingers won't get stuck, strong enough to the little tyke won't tear through it, secure enough so he/she/they won't go under it or over it.

On a side note, I once saw a motorhome being built with a basement for children to play and sleep. How cool is that?

Just my thoughts from a grandpa

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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For our son and daughter we just used one of those portable bedrails like this one:


It did not cover the whole opening but was enough, they didn't fall out of bed!
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For our son and daughter we just used one of those portable bedrails like this one:


It did not cover the whole opening but was enough, they didn't fall out of bed!

How did you secure it to the bunk? Does it attach to the frame instead of going under the mattress?
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Our cabover bunk had looked sort of like this:

We put piece of luan plywood over the opening and sandwiched the bedrail's rails that would usually go between the mattress and box spring between the center cushion and the plywood. The rail extended over to the side some so was kept in place by the vertical side pieces that keep the side cushions (or in our case, the u-shaped cushion) in place. It was actually more secure than if you used it on a bed the way it was intended.
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Thanks for the information, LUV2GO. I'll have to try that in our camper. It seems to me that it should work since we have a similar set up. It would certainly be cheaper than the one from the dealer. The kids aren't that young, 4 and 8, but tend to scoot around a lot in their sleep so we would need something to keep them somewhat contained. Thanks again.
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