Post by 1958 Shasta "Penny" on Jul 18, 2013 12:40:24 GMT -8
Currently the canvas cot is in the rear of our Airflyte. It's still in great condition, having it cleaned and replacing the poles because they have a slight bend to them.
In order to accommodate our offspring, I was thinking about having a fold-out bunk built in the back and moving the canvas cot up to the front. Like over the dinette bed. Obviously we would provide better frame support on the sides to accommodate the brackets.
Has anyone done this before, moved it up front?
And a part of me hesitates because I don't know if I should try to keep the Airflyte as original as possible or not. So confused....
Post by 59shastadeluxe on Jul 18, 2013 16:50:43 GMT -8
We're going to rebuild and reinforce the bunk. The 12 year old has claimed it. He'll be 13 by then and we need to consider his growth too. i'm trying to come up with something other than breaking down the dinette for the 14 year old. That's a hassle.
LOL! My Land Commander is going to a new home soon and the owner is planning on enjoying the trailer with his friend Pete, while the boys stay in a tent. The kids are so excited! Just a group of guys taking their little sons camping while the ladies stay home. A fun idea.
Post by gonekayaking on Jul 19, 2013 10:35:54 GMT -8
A 14yr old can set up a tent by himself (no we involved)OR break down the dinette for that matter! And he probably won't want to sleep in the trailer by then anyway. A lot of separating goes on between 13 and 14...believe me.
Post by 59shastadeluxe on Jul 19, 2013 19:50:40 GMT -8
They each have a tent of their own and will probably stay in them depending on where we are and the weather. (Been caught in many a thunderstorm while in a tent)
We dealt with taking down the dinette in a 5th wheel we sold a few months ago and we all found it to be a hassle for everyone no matter who takes it down or sets it back up. One of them would be sleeping there when someone else wants to use dinette. Doing and undoing the covers and where to put them. Have to move everything from table to take it down. Just a hassle we do not wish to deal with again! LOL
Post by 62shastacrazymom on Jul 29, 2013 19:31:18 GMT -8
(rofl)We have 3 kids_--, 4 year old, 12 year old son and 14 year old daughter. We are choosing to do both. First of all, yes, they WANT to have their own tents, can set them up themselves and its their own "space"...(not the 4 year old haha).HOWEVER, that being said, I know that times when it is cold or windy or rainy, I would like our trailer to sleep all 5 of us, as they will whine and "want back in" haha... We have a cot option (62 Shasta 16sc) in the dinette area, above the dinette sleeper. Our 4 year old wants to sleep there. We will keep it there for now and are reinforcing those parts of the walls to hold her. But, I can see where that can be a pain possibly on a routine basis. I like the option of having both. The tent is handy when they want to have friends come and camp. Lord knows our Shasta can't think of having more than 5 people in the small space!
Im just sittin here watchin the wheels go 'round and 'round..ya know I love to watch them roll....