Post by farmographer on Mar 20, 2014 11:38:30 GMT -8
Mattyshorts asked for details on the construction of the bunks in my 1968 Airflyte. The bunk is about an inch thick with plywood and luan on top of that. (copied from my blog: mommydoit.blogspot.com) The whole bunk consists of three plywood panels. There are two sets of hinges holding the three pieces together - one hinge is on the bottom:
and one is on the top, so the whole thing folds up like an accordion when closed.
This is a shot across the bunk. See the red cushions piled below (on the gaucho) and the light colored laminate at the top of the picture is the ceiling of the camper. You can see the top hinge about two thirds of the way across, and where there's some curling closer, that's where the other plywood divide is. Hope that makes sense.
And here are the hooks that you can use to secure the bunk in the folded away position. I had never used these latches until taking this picture. I don't think it is necessary to latch them, but there they are.