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skunzma wrote:Has anyone modified a pickup camper plan to allow a queen size bed to fit in the cabover section? Do you need additional structural support added to the framework?
I'm no expert, but I'm sure you would have structural issues extending the cant-levered over-cab portion. I've seen a camper based on a quad-cab pickup that advertised a king-sized bed, but I wouldn't want to tackle the redesign, personally.
One alternate: I've seen a couple of models that basically have a two-piece matress and a drawer under the bed that slides out into the living space. When the drawer is in you stack the two mattresses, then when you want to go to bed you slide the drawer out and place the two matresses side-by-side.
When you set up the bed you loose other living space, like the kitchen.
It may still require some structural modification to the stock plans, but would be much easier than extending the cab-over portion of the camper.
Here's an example from the Turtle Expedition Turtle V vehicle:
It looks like theirs uses the counters on each side, and the drawer just spans the space between the counters.
Thanks, that is something I hadn't seen before. Today, most pickup camper manufacturers have extended their cabover to fit a queen (sideways or lengthwise). I was wondering how they support the extra length. Looks like more research for me.
I've owned 2 cab over campers in the past and they BOTH had queen sized beds. It was great to be able to spread out at night. lol. So what I'm saying is that it CAN be done. If you build the camper with DF, oak or ash framing and then skin it with ¾" plywood glued up with epoxy or construction adhesive, I think you'd be amazed at the strength.
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.
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