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Old 01-05-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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Who uses a futon in their bus?

I'm considering a futon... It's really similar to a jack knife RV sofa... I figure I can beef up there frame as needed and upgrade the mattress later... I'm mostly interested in the functioning portion of it for now...

So, those that have one, what is your take on them???
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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Re: Who uses a futon in their bus?

they take up a lot of space unfolded.. course, even the couch that i am not using takes up 32 inches when in the normal position.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Re: Who uses a futon in their bus?

Thanks for the link Lorna... That gives me some more ideas...

I'm thinking about building to sofas in the back facing each other that will slide out into beds or one big bed... Still have the army cot bunk option above each one...

I'm now leaning toward a pair of captain chairs across from the bathroom... They would function perfectly passenger seating while in route, then swivel for a nice seating area when parked... I'm tossing the dinette out the window, we don't even have a kitchen table in our house...

All of this comes up because we had 12-14 people hanging out in the bus on New Years Eve... I like it really open, but need more seating...
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Re: Who uses a futon in their bus?

Yeah, the last time we had a kitchen table it became a catch all... I threw out our coffee table for the same reason...


I'm gonna hit up some wrecking yards and look at vans with four captains chairs, would like two up front and two back by the sleeping/bathroom area...

I'm liking the idea of the goucho sofas facing each other... They will be the main beds, but we only use our bus for recreational stuff... I'm considering building them so they touch when folded out into beds, so it makes one big bed across the back... A lot of the time it will be just me and one of the boys and I like having room to move around... Only need enough room for a sleeping bag for some shut eye...
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Re: Who uses a futon in their bus?

I have one and I love it. After I took the picture I moved it closer to the wall.
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Re: Who uses a futon in their bus?

yea i waqs thinkin about the same idea gonna need a futon that can accept some lap belts maybe!
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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I'm heading over to a buddies place today that owns a toy-hauler... I'm gonna make patterns of his fold down couch and build one... I have all the materials, tools and skill, so why not???
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