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Old 05-06-2010, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Enclosed trailer bed ideas?

Need to build some bunks in my new to me enclosed trailer... Looking for ideas. I need them to fold out of the way or raise up to the roof.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Soundguy was going to post up with how the fold down bunks in his trailer are constructed. Hopefully he sees this.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not to much help here but ....... My friend put a queen sized bed in his enclosed trailer that hangs from the celing and then lowers down to the floor.

He bought it as a kit from somewhere
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Found some cool kits for bunks on the net, but they want $500 for a set. I was hoping to put 4 bunks in the trailer and maybe drop down queen sized bed...

I got 3 kids, plus need to be able to take a date out every now and then on top of all that house my team at races.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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E track beds from wrecked haulers.

OR

Install the trax tiedowns in the wall, hang a bed from them and move em out of the way when you don't need them.

You can do a 4 post install and make the "Etrack" a manual thing... Position it over the hood so you can just drop the bed to the height of the hood and sleep there when the buggy is in it.
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Denver that is what I was thinking, I bought a ton of E track hangers at an auction awhile back.

Got any ideas on a cable setup to lower it?
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We have 4 aluminum bunks (7' x 36") in the sled trailer that are hinged in the middle that fold "up" to become 7' x 18" shelves that are set high enough that you don't have to pull the sleds out to sleep on them. They are nothing extravagant (think therm-a-rest's and sleeping bags) but if I remember correctly they were under $1k CDN. for all 4 of them without a mattress, we bought them at the Edmonton snow show a few years back.

I will see if I can grab a couple of pictures next time I am at the lake where the sled trailer is, I am pretty sure that there are stickers on them that will show who made them locally (Marathon perhaps?)
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I'd like to see some pictures of those for sure! Great topic Pook.
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Denver that is what I was thinking, I bought a ton of E track hangers at an auction awhile back.

Got any ideas on a cable setup to lower it?
We used a small winch... but it sucked....

Another was a roller for a garage door... the spring and the cables made the up and down easier, but due to it not being designed for the side load.... it wrecked the track after a year.

Mount the tracks on the wall, make a light frame for the bed and make it only support the weight of the mattress.
Mount a small POS winch in the middle of each side of the rails, so 2 winches.

run a 1/8" cable over the top of the tracks to a pulley, and then down to the 4 corners of the bed frame. wrap the cables on the drum to allow operation in each direction... I am sure you can figure out the rest.

We never had a chance to try this because the cost of an E track bed from an RV wrecker was cheaper in the long run.

In Alberta, I have seen them for $200. All you really have to do is pull the sheeting down to the frame and make a quick framework around the upright beams.
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Quick sketch(s) to give the general idea:
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Here is the inside of mine. I did the bunks in the front V-nose area and a fold down bed/couch on the drivers side wall. My trailer is an 8 X 20 H&H. Works great.




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Pook - Did you figure anything out yet? We need to keep this thread alive and see what gets figured out. I'd really like to have a good solution to this question.
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Here is the inside of mine. I did the bunks in the front V-nose area and a fold down bed/couch on the drivers side wall. My trailer is an 8 X 20 H&H. Works great.





NICE! Do you have a build thread on that?
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm thinkin about tryin one of these

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...cat601643&rid=

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since this one has been idle for a little while I'm gona kinda hijack it....I'd still like to see more beds....what are others doin for showers?
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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try www.LCI1.COM look up (happy jac) it is what the RV ind. uses in the back of toy haulers
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try www.LCI1.COM look up (happy jac) it is what the RV ind. uses in the back of toy haulers
Hey Dully - THANKS FOR THE POST! I checked out the web site and they appear to sell the fold down tent style beds too. I have been trying to find someone that sells these.

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Thanks, still looking for ideas. got busy with work... need to get on this.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Ok got this idea today.

I bought Etrack and brackets to mount on the wall. Thinking aluminum rectangle tubing for cross braces. Then getting someone to sew me up some canvas cots with loops you slide the tubing into. It will stretch somewhat tight when the tubes are slid into the brackets. Easy light weight and I can strip it down and out of the way by myself when needed.
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Life is back on track and looking to make this happen now. Any new ideas out there?
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Here is the inside of mine. I did the bunks in the front V-nose area and a fold down bed/couch on the drivers side wall. My trailer is an 8 X 20 H&H. Works great.



I might steal this idea and just put a permanent bunk up front.
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Ok got this idea today.

I bought Etrack and brackets to mount on the wall. Thinking aluminum rectangle tubing for cross braces. Then getting someone to sew me up some canvas cots with loops you slide the tubing into. It will stretch somewhat tight when the tubes are slid into the brackets. Easy light weight and I can strip it down and out of the way by myself when needed.

I bought some replacement canvas for army cots from a surplus place and thought about bending some tube as a frame... Then use some chainlink fence hardware to attach to the wall and straps from the ceiling when set up... Still haven't built them...

Found the link... They have some cool bags that hang on the ends for storage as well...

Mil-Spec+ U.S. Style Nylon Cot Cover
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You can buy the plastic ends for the aluminum tube and set them up in a few mins... Just an idea...

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Been considering these for my ATV/Side by Side trailer.

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