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Old 11-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Remodeling bedroom

My wife and I are wanting to remodel the bedroom in our 1989 Winnebago Elandan. Right now it has an RV queen size in it. We are going to try to put our king size bed in place of it. I am intending on building a frame to hold the length of it on our existing RV matress frame, only sideways, with the head of the bed on the drivers side of the rv. My question is has anyone done this kind of remodel? I have already measured both the bed and the area we want the bed in. Any tips would be helpful. I am including a picture of what it currently looks like.
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It's a great idea if you can still have a walkaround bed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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It's a great idea if you can still have a walkaround bed.
We are going to try to keep it as a walk around, but we might not be able to. My wife and I both use CPAP machines and we have to have a shelf to put them on. We were thinking of putting a shelf right behind where our heads would go.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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I hope you can design it so it works well for you and gives you more comfort.
It's a very good idea!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:06 AM   #5
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My wife and I are wanting to remodel the bedroom in our 1989 Winnebago Elandan. Right now it has an RV queen size in it. We are going to try to put our king size bed in place of it. I am intending on building a frame to hold the length of it on our existing RV matress frame, only sideways, with the head of the bed on the drivers side of the rv. My question is has anyone done this kind of remodel? I have already measured both the bed and the area we want the bed in. Any tips would be helpful. I am including a picture of what it currently looks like.
Wow, what a great way to truely mess up what looks like an already nice bedroom.
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What will you do with the overhead cabinets at the back of the MH?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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Wow, what a great way to truely mess up what looks like an already nice bedroom.
Not sure if you understand what's at stake!

Personally, I'm selling my RV because I can't get used to downsizing from a King in our house to an RV queen in our RV. Not enough room and neither my wife or I sleep properly which makes us unhappy with RVing which requires sleeping in it.

We love RVing! So, my only option is to buy a different one with slide measurements large enough to put a king size in by removing the night tables or a king with the head of the bed at the back with little room to walk around.

Few older coaches have King size or the capability. Only new expensive coaches are coming out with this arrangement.

In my book, functionality and comfort win out over looks any day of the week.

A person can always put it back the way it was when they sell it.
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After switching mattress position, was wondering if you could install a simple shelf on a piano hinge on each side of the bed. That way you can flip the shelf up out of the way --so it lays flat against wall -- when getting in or out of bed, changing sheets, etc. Then at night when you're in bed you can just pull the shelf down and place your CPAP machine on it.

Don't know how big or heavy your CPAP machines are, but whatever you design just make sure the devices don't come crashing down on you. Please share your pics of whatever you opt to do. :-)
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In my book, functionality and comfort win out over looks any day of the week.
We have an old 1984 Winnebago Chieftain. When we bought it the previous owner had installed a queen in place of the original full. We couldn't even get into the bedroom. "Functionality" to me means ample space to sleep with the ability to easily make the bed in the morning. Having easy access to overhead storage is a must too. Having to crawl on the bed just so I can access something in the overhead storage is a pain.
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Wow, what a great way to truely mess up what looks like an already nice bedroom.
I second that, I would kill to have storage on the side of my bed and the ability to walk around most it.
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That is why we chose twin beds. Easy access to everything.
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The main reason that we are wanting the king is that we already have one and I think it would be an easy job to do. I do agree that it will be difficult to access the above storage after the conversion. But we are intending on using it for comforters, towels, and sheets. Items that we won't have to get to on a daily basis. It will no longer be a walk around, which I am ok with. My wife will get the side closest to the hallway so she doesn't have any claustrophobia. We are thinking of putting in long storage underneath the 2 ends that are hanging over the current walk around so we won't be out of too much storage. Its more for our comfort than anything else. Has anyone ever made a conversion like this?
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