I'm in the design stages of my bus, and want to have a queen bed in the rear.
While the fixed bed is nice because it ensures a lot of storage space, I want regular access to the rear door for a porch or deck, and from there, a ladder to the roof.
I've been looking at a setup from Rockler Woodworking (I think?) that has plans/hardware for Murphy bed setups, from singles to King-size. The basic plan is a bed that tips up into a side frame/headboard.
Another setup I saw in an RV a few years ago, they had the bed hung on cables, and guided by tracks......push a button, and a winch winds in the cables, lifting the entire bed up to the ceiling. While I like THAT idea, the problems with power going out with the bed "up" and somehow manually lowering it are manifold.
Plus I don't like the whole "Mattress of Damocles" concept, regardless of cable strength......
I've seen setups with a frame that essentially has a path through the center of the bedroom, you have to push the mattress up to the side and secure it, then raise a platform to access the walkway. Hmmm.......a bit like the Murphy.......
Any ideas? I'm leaning to the Murphy bed setup. I DON'T want bunks, they aren't conducive to romance, and I'm single. If I have any guests apart from 'special' ones, they can use the bench seat beds up front