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Old 12-05-2017, 09:58 AM   #1
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Retro fit a cot?

If this already has been discussed somewhere, I apologize. My searches came up empty.

Can a cot be retrofitted into a 19' Escape?

If not, has anyone come up with ideas to add another sleeping platform for a child?
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:25 AM   #2
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If this already has been discussed somewhere, I apologize. My searches came up empty.

Can a cot be retrofitted into a 19' Escape?

If not, has anyone come up with ideas to add another sleeping platform for a child?
Thanks!
Retrofitting a cot would be a major modification, because sockets for the cot poles are screwed in to wooden supports which must be glassed in to the shell during construction.

I think a better option there would be a gaucho bunk, if Escape will do it. Essentially the back wall cushion of the dinette is hinged and tilts up to form a single skinny bunk. It's not on the options list, but you could always ask.
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:44 PM   #3
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Clever modifications...

Rb, I appreciate your response and idea. I'll pass that information on to a potential buyer who asked .
I know there are many clever people on this forum who have installed some marvelous modifications. I was just wondering if anyone had come up with a novel way to handle this.

I thought perhaps an unobtrusive freestanding but secure frame with a hinged cot like you suggested would work.

Along these lines, I wondered if ETI ever considered trying a Murphy bed-type system to free up some room in the cabin? Or would the fiberglass shell obviate such a structure? Perhaps the amount of extra walking space wouldn't be that much anyway...

BTW, I can't wait to get to SA!!! It's a chilly 31 here today.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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My Google ability must be off today. I looked and can't figure the search terms needed to bring this back up. Back when we were considering options I looked online at a folding cot someone fit over a rear dinette in their egg. It had 4 wood post that fit into the benches and the folding camp cot mounted onto it. We decided instead to add the cot supports in case we or a future owner ever decide to add an additional sleeping area.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:01 PM   #5
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Wetzk- that's similar to what I had envisioned. Thanks for clarifying it, it's a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for your response.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:14 PM   #6
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A friend uses this bunk bed system in her home for visiting grandkids, but I am wondering if something like this could work: https://smile.amazon.com/Disc-O-Bed-...able+bunk+beds. The beds come in various sizes to accomodate kids vs. adults. If the link doesn't work it is the Disc-0-bed Youth Kid-o-bunk on Amazon. The beds fold up for storage.

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Old 12-05-2017, 03:21 PM   #7
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Snowmtn, wow! What a unique and clever idea! I'm sure this could be a great alternative inside or outside of the trailer. What will they think of next? I love the multi-use utility of this. Thanks so much!
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Greg As PVC cot:
Sleeps 5 in a 17 ft
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