Originally Posted by Kenny L;94647[COLOR=black
My thoughts are to request the bed platform be built with an extra 8" of height and a standard cabinet door for access.[/COLOR]
You might want to find out how high the bed is normally and then mock something up that's the appropriate height. See if it fits for the dog. And that you can still get in and out of the bed. You might need to consider some sort of step for the bed, depending on your mobility.
And find out how close this will get the bed to the windows. Will it interfer with the usage of the blinds?
Another thought - will the dog thrash around enough that it'll keep you guys awake at night?
Could you put some sort of crate in the foot area of the dinette (if it's not set up as a bed)? Order it without the table so the pedestal feet aren't in the way. Or get recessed ones (not sure if ETI will install or you do it later) that won't block the crate access.
I'm addicted to the show "Tiny House Nation" and one episode had them putting a dog crate area under the mobile table unit. I thought that was a pretty nifty idea.