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Old 03-23-2017, 09:12 AM   #71
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From the other pictures I see in your album, you have a rear engine bus, right? That bed configuration will work, but is not the best use of space on that style bus. I would turn it 90 degrees and put storage under it. The will give you more floor space.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:06 PM   #72
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From the other pictures I see in your album, you have a rear engine bus, right? That bed configuration will work, but is not the best use of space on that style bus. I would turn it 90 degrees and put storage under it. The will give you more floor space.
I don't have a bus yet, so take this for what it's worth. I plan to do the master bedroom in the same orientation as the OP's. I don't see that there's a lot of difference in building out a platform and arranging storage underneath for a mattress whether it's in landscape or portrait orientation, so to speak. And, I am dead set against a setup that requires one person to climb out over the other to hit the head in the middle of the night.

That's my thinking.
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:39 PM   #73
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And, I am dead set against a setup that requires one person to climb out over the other to hit the head in the middle of the night.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:05 AM   #74
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My wife and I have 4 kids. I am desperately trying to figure out this bunking situation. This is her project, I'm doing the work, but its her baby. She really wants to put a queen bed in there, but with all the kids I can't figure out how to do all the bunks and have room for everything else. Any suggestions?
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My wife and I have 4 kids. I am desperately trying to figure out this bunking situation. This is her project, I'm doing the work, but its her baby. She really wants to put a queen bed in there, but with all the kids I can't figure out how to do all the bunks and have room for everything else. Any suggestions?
There is a "trucker" bed that is effectively half a queen bed (30" wide)
I plan on using a foam mattress and cutting a queen in half. That leaves some room for an aisle. If you stack them on either side you may be able to make that work.


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My wife and I have 4 kids. I am desperately trying to figure out this bunking situation. This is her project, I'm doing the work, but its her baby. She really wants to put a queen bed in there, but with all the kids I can't figure out how to do all the bunks and have room for everything else. Any suggestions?
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There is a "trucker" bed that is effectively half a queen bed (30" wide)
I plan on using a foam mattress and cutting a queen in half. That leaves some room for an aisle. If you stack them on either side you may be able to make that work.
Exactly. Double stack on either side of the aisle, build in storage like Navy bunks, and you should be fine. Just build them long and wide enough for growth of your sprogs while not losing aisle space.
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My wife and I have 4 kids. I am desperately trying to figure out this bunking situation. This is her project, I'm doing the work, but its her baby. She really wants to put a queen bed in there, but with all the kids I can't figure out how to do all the bunks and have room for everything else. Any suggestions?
Find a traveling circus and sell some/all of the kids. Do it while they are young and cute for top dollar. I've got one that's 20 yrs old still on my couch. I can't pay to get rid of her.
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Exactly. Double stack on either side of the aisle, build in storage like Navy bunks, and you should be fine. Just build them long and wide enough for growth of your sprogs while not losing aisle space.
Beck,
This is the Navy bunk that he's talking about. Google "navy coffin lockers". Actually if you can get the real thing it would be kinda cool. I've no idea what they weigh tho. While a 1 1/2" to 2" mattress, especially of the US Navy version isn't terribly comfortable, they're young and don't need much. The lockers are surprisingly large when you go to storing all of your stuff.

Govdeals.com or PublicSurplus.com might even have the real McCoy.

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She wants the bed in tact lol.

I'm kinda attached to the kids and don't wanna sell em just yet.

I like the navy bunks, and actually have been planning to build something like that
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Some people are putting a bunk above the driver's area, more as a child's bed. The rear of the bus could also have a single high bunk at the same height as the front. Then regular bunk beds somewhere. It you two had a murphy bed it would fold up out of the way during the daytime.

When my kids were young I was going to use a bunk bed that had the futon on the bottom so it could be a couch during the day time. That was a twin on the top bunk and a full size futon mattress on the bottom, effectively sleeping three. If your kids are small they might like hammocks. My kids thought hammocks were a special treat while camping. I've used several hammocks in my bus but found I need to lay flat.
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