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Dakzuki

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Posted: 12/23/17 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We converted ours to a storage area. We removed the mattress, carpeted it and made a cargo net that stretches across to keep stuff from jumping out. It clips to loops in the ceiling and base. It all can be converted back if needed just by disconnecting the net and tossing the mattress assembly back in.


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Davion206 wrote:

MobileBasset, great idea, thanks. Now, what do you have for a privacy curtain. Ours velcros to part of the matress. When we removed it, I'm trying to figure what to use. We have the exterior windshield cover and for a quick fix, we use reflectix cut to fit on the inside.


I have a thick felt like material that snaps across onto the wood side structures. After 4 years the snaps are ripping out of the felt and my plan is to make a curtain rod -the cafe curtain type - that will be mounted, with it’s curtain, to one of the side structures and can slide open across the opening and rest in a hook on the other side. The curtain will then slide out along the rod. I have a windshield cover also but have never used it. I mean to use it but It seems like a bother.


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On ours, the mattress section directly over the seats is all one piece. So when we removed it, it leaves an open area. Maybe all c-class rv's are like that. Guess it will make moving from the cab to the back easier when in motion. We are noobies to this mh stuff!!! Thank you all for your suggestions and "Merry Christmas"


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Davion206 wrote:

On ours, the mattress section directly over the seats is all one piece. So when we removed it, it leaves an open area. Maybe all c-class rv's are like that. Guess it will make moving from the cab to the back easier when in motion. We are noobies to this mh stuff!!! Thank you all for your suggestions and "Merry Christmas"

Yes that’s normal but you don’t have to cover the “hole” overhead for privacy, just the vertical opening you walk through. At least that’s the way mine works. From outside you can’t see the hole.

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Had originally wanted to use the upper area for an extra bed, but always seem to have extra stuff that ends up there. Now that the cats are traveling with us, their litterbox ended up there. They love playing up there and looking out the windows.


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I throw everything in the top bunk. A 2'' memory foam pad over the mattress and a fitted sheet over both keeps them clean.
No issues with things moving around. Most everything is in some sort of duffle bag.
My dive gear, archery gear, fishing gear..whatever I am using the motorhome for....gets stored up top.
Since it's a 20' motorhome with a bed in the back there isn't many other places for storage. One nice thing is I don't have to bend over to get at anything.

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Mine was built with that space being used for cabinets and storage, even behind the flat screen.

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Here is a photo of my cab-over space with the fence around it. It is carpeted and nothing moves around in it. It's also not an eyesore, at least not to us. We could pull the curtain, on the right, closed to hide the contents, but we don't bother.

The mattress is stored in our house until we sell the RV, someday.

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* This post was edited 12/24/17 07:35am by tenbear *


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I carry a light 5’ aluminum ladder up there. The area between the steps is great for putting things in and they do not slip around. Five feet is just right to lean against mattress when it is in place for sleeping in the cab over. The grandson thought it was a cool set of steps to get into bed.


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Dakzuki wrote:

We converted ours to a storage area. We removed the mattress, carpeted it and made a cargo net that stretches across to keep stuff from jumping out. It clips to loops in the ceiling and base. It all can be converted back if needed just by disconnecting the net and tossing the mattress assembly back in.

Mine came with a Cargo net (2nd Owner), I guess to keep young'uns from falling out. We use it for storage and leave the mattress in.
Marvin

* This post was edited 12/24/17 11:13am by Horizon170 *


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