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Old 12-04-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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Converting bedroom window to temporary wall

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So, we are about a month into this lifestyle and one thing both my DH and I are struggling with is getting comfortable in bed. Although we are in our 30's, we both have spinal health issues. We enjoy reading at night, but sitting up in bed to do so is damn near impossible as there is a window where our headboard should be. Have anyone found a solution for this or a way to put a temporary wall there?

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Old 12-04-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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How about cutting a piece of 1/2" plywood the size of the width of the bed and high enough to cover the window, then gluing a thin piece of foam rubber obtainable at any fabric store to the plywood, and covering it with a fabric that would go well with your interior. Attach the new "headboard" to the wall with screws and decorative finish washers. You will lose the window but gain a headboard you can lean against.
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Would a couple of reading pillows work? Something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/LINENSPA-Shre...s=bed+backrest
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:45 PM   #4
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Is that window your emergency exit? Might want to reconsider.


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My thoughts exactly, how about simply stacking some pillows there?
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.....it's not all that cheap but they do make an adjustable frame and mattress for an RV queen or king and they can be made custom as well to fit the dimensions of your bed. You can put the top up to read in bed or adjust the bottom to elevate your feet as well. I would think this more preferable then blocking the entrance that can save your life.

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Hi All!

So, we are about a month into this lifestyle and one thing both my DH and I are struggling with is getting comfortable in bed. . . . Have anyone found a solution for this or a way to put a temporary wall there?
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/inst...ty-283227.html This is my thread where I installed an adjustable bed in my motorhome.

It took a while and some work, but we both like it.
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How about cutting a piece of 1/2" plywood the size of the width of the bed and high enough to cover the window, then gluing a thin piece of foam rubber obtainable at any fabric store to the plywood, and covering it with a fabric that would go well with your interior. Attach the new "headboard" to the wall with screws and decorative finish washers. You will lose the window but gain a headboard you can lean against.
This is close to what we are thinking, thanks! We want to be able to remove it when we eventually sell this thing (34' is too much for us). Should we be concerned about ventilation?
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.....it's not all that cheap but they do make an adjustable frame and mattress for an RV queen or king and they can be made custom as well to fit the dimensions of your bed. You can put the top up to read in bed or adjust the bottom to elevate your feet as well. I would think this more preferable then blocking the entrance that can save your life.

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Thank you for the tip, but that is very much out of our price range. I have always wanted one of those beds though, so it's nice to know it's an option in an RV!
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"RunawayJim".....We had a similar issue in a Class C we owned years ago. The window was just above the pillow height and in cold weather, you cold feel the cold drift down the wall. I cut a piece of paneling that just fit inside of the window frame (about 8" tall) and placed it in the frame, against the window, when we slept.

You can go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy a piece of the Styrofoam insulation they sell in sheets. The material comes in difference thicknesses. Get a thickness that will fit inside the frame. Buy some of the silver tape and cover the edges so the foam doesn't flake off.
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