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Author Topic: Can I hang or hinge a bed using the ceiling?  (Read 4549 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2010, 05:24:09 PM »

Dallas - you have the most effective idea yet!!  And my kids would probably think it fun!! Or I'll just Velcro the walls and stick'm there, less chance of them hitting the floor during the night. Above the driver is an option...give me an excuse to remove that abominable TV. Making a nice platform up here would be the best! Ed, you just mentioning folding legs triggered a new thought if I was going to mount it back above the bed!!!  And thanks for the placement of the caged busnuts bottomacher Wink Gives me a place to look. - Tim
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 06:05:36 PM »

Dallas's idea is the  only one I've heard so  far that would work well in outer space.
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 06:56:53 PM »

One "Custom Coach" conversion I looked at had a sofa that converted to a bunk bed.  The top of the backrest was hinged.  Pull out at the bottom of the backrest, swing it up and out, then hook the chrome plated chains to the chrome eyelet bolts on the ceiling.  Nice setup.  The bottom cushion stayed in its original position and made a lower berth.  The bus is in nice condition, and was located in Oklahoma City a couple of years ago when I was looking.  It is now listed on Luxury Coach website, Marion, OH.  Can I say that?
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2010, 07:04:49 PM »

Hey Dennis, You don't happen to have link to that website that shows a sofa that flips up to a bunk? I have room for a sofa but not room for one that folds out into a bed. -Tim
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2010, 12:22:22 AM »

Tim -

As I mentioned earlier, the GMC Motorhome had a sofa that the back flipped up to make the upper bunk.

Ask your question here, and somebody should be able to help you:

http://gmcmotorhomes.com/forums.html

Another thought is to scour the yachting magazines and the library for books on building yachts.  Sailors have been cramming a quart into a pint pot for thousands of years, so you can find lots of ideas from the marine folk, too.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2010, 08:02:03 AM »

Sorry, Tim.  I even looked through some photo albums to see if I had a pic I could send, but no luck.  Also, I'm too dumb to post a link.  Been too busy shoveling snow to learn.  The one I mentioned was a professional, original installation, as far as I know.  The selling agent can put you in touch with the owner, who probably has it there on consignment.
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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2010, 08:15:15 AM »

OK, let's try this; luxurycoachesforsale.com.  It's stock #LCS371, '81 MCI.  It's the couch across from the booth, although you can't see much detail. HTH
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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2010, 09:46:04 AM »

Tim, Heres a couple pics of mine. If you need something else let me know. Mine is 27.5" from wall to front of couch. I could have put in a couch that pulls out but this is what we wanted. The back has a hinged part that flips up to form bunk.  Tom Y
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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2010, 09:46:50 AM »

Here it is up.  Tom Y
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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2010, 12:53:08 PM »

Dennis - Looks like a comfortable couch on the LCS371 but no pics in the bunk postion. RJ - sorry, haven't had time to hit the GMC forum, I actually have still work for a living so been a tad bit busy today. Smiley Tom, your sofa bunk look perfect! Any lead on who makes these would be great! Google images didn't reveal to much. -Tim
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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2010, 03:23:59 PM »

Tim, You make it. Very simple.  Tom Y
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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2010, 08:08:56 AM »

Tom,
Can you post some more pics of the hinge system or let me know how you did it.  I like it!!
thx, Tim
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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2010, 10:00:03 AM »

Tim, Email me at   tacks5@verizon.net   and I will help you any way I can.  Tom Y
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