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Old 08-22-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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I'm combining these 2 posts to cut down on space. My wife sleeps in a recliner (stroke 9 years ago) which won't fit in our 189FBR, so I modified the front bed area to create a "U" shaped dinette/sleeping area. I cut back the existing bed frame and built an extending cabinet that will give me a twin mattress sized sleeping area (that's all I need) when open, and when closed it is a good sized dinette. After I finish the side panels and front of the sliding cabinet, I'll mount aluminum rails on each side of the bench so that if we ever sell it, the original plywood that supported the bed can be replaced and a queen mattress put back in. By having a foam wedge cut, she can sleep on the dinette as if she's in a recliner. I have new foam being cut for the front and she is material shopping.
I also resolved my TV issue. I found a 24" flat screen on craigslist, used a flip down mount I already had and mounted it above the sink. When it's down, it can be seen from he original dinette space as well as the front bed area. I will need to get an antenna line to the cabinet above the sink and I'll add a satellite connection on the outside wall behind the cabinet. We are making a screen cover for the TV (think large plastic shower cap) to keep it clean when cooking or using the sink and It will be secured in the up position during travel by a simple bungee cord.




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Apparently you can only post 3 pics at a time, so here are the bed pics.

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I like it! We considered doing something similar with ours if we kept it but more than likely we are going to move up to a bigger trailer. Do you have a pass-through at the front of your trailer?
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Marti -

Thanks. Not sure what you mean by a psss through.
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And outside storage compartment that goes from one side through to the other side - usually at the very front of the trailer and under the front part of the bed.

Did you put in the wallpaper border or did it come with the trailer?
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No, we don't have a pass through. Storage compartment on passenger side front, water tank & water heater drive's side front. Large, ahward to get to storage in center under bed. We chose to lose a bit of storage for a more open & functional layout. The border was there when we bought it. The interior needs a good cleaning, but I want to get all the construction done first.
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The pass thru is the storage area under the bed that is externally accessible from both sides. Also on my 189fbr the water pump and hot water tank are located on the left side on the other side of the kitchenette wall. Is your located in the same area?
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Twinster2 -
Mine is the same as yours. Welose a little storage, but my wife being able to use the original dinette area to sleep is well worth it
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I like the way you designed the slide out/slide together section in the middle. Very ingenious indeed.
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