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Lets see your bed setups in your enclosed trailers


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Default Lets see your bed setups in your enclosed trailers

Just upgraded to a 12ft long enclosed trailer and want to put a fold down bed in it for camping at the shows/swaps. Anyone got any pictures of theirs that they have made? In my 10ft enclosed, i just slept in a sleeping bag on the floor.
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Default Re: Lets see your bed setups in your enclosed trailers

We've got a proper living section in ours as you know, but we do have the length in the back compartment for a couple of fold-down beds that we could hang off the roof and hinge down from the walls.

Thought about it a couple of times but done nothing with the idea.

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Default Re: Lets see your bed setups in your enclosed trailers

i built ones for my 18' trailer a couple of yrs ago. Its basicly just a plywood covered frame that hinges up into the wall. Has legs that fold down as you tilt it. Uses a twin air matress, so i can fold that up and store it away in another cabinet. Works out pretty well as you can haul stuff in to the show, then when your empty its nothing but a living space.

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If your trailer is anything like ours, the floor is going to collect all sorts of debris, so you really want to be off the floor completely if you can, so that you can leave tools and cans on the floor without having to move them when you want to go to bed.

If you used either a decent piano hinge or a number of small hinges and made up a light steel or ali box-section frame, you could put plywood across it and have a couple of cables hanging from the roof to clip the outer edge onto. Lots of niceties to add, but the basics are pretty easily sorted out.

We've run out of weight on ours to add something like that, we were 160kg overweight last week, but we did have a lot of odds and ends in the back, two heavy sheets, small 12V compressor and so on. All useful stuff but rarely gets used.

The weighing was purely voluntary, costs about $US 8.00 on the weighbridge.

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