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Old 07-28-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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I have a 1995 T 2370. This is our first camping season with it, so we haven't done a lot to it. We were already thinking about upgrading after this season, to something with bunks and slide outs - but I'm thinking maybe we can modify what we have and save ourselves the payments.
I was thinking of taking out the couch and putting two bunks there.
I'm tired of making the beds every night and we really don't use the couch. We don't use the dinette much either, but on cold or rainy days the kids sit at the table for breakfast and to play board games, etc.
Any thoughts? Has anyone added bunks in a Sunline that didn't previously have any? Reasons why I should just leave it as is?
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:05 AM   #2
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Seems like a perfect solution if you're handy with projects. You might have something under the sofa that can't be moved like a hot water heater or water tank.
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I just looked at the 2370 floor plan in the brochure ( http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/do...%20Sunline.pdf ) and it looks like it may work. The sofa is on the side accross from the dinette and has a wall, of sorts, on each side of it. You would probably lose the cabinets over the sofa.

As Tweety said, there may be stuff under the sofa so it would need carefull planning. One thing to remember is that Sunlines were built from the outside so any screws that hold the cabinets are inserted from the outside.
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We turned our 2753 sofa into a daybed by removing the jackknife sofa and putting plywood on top of the framework. We then bought a custom foam mattress from Page Foam Products (~$200 shipped). That would work for your bottom bunk. Ideally your top bunk would be a cabinet that fold up and away for daytime so no one hits their head when walking by. Those were common in the older smaller Sunlines. You had a hinged mattress and could leave the bed made up, but fold the whole thing in half to close it during the day.
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I added a fold-down bunk that effectively blocked the little hallway in an older Jayco that I owned once-upon a time. It worked well as added sleeping space though and it gave us the option of letting our daughter invite a friend. I used hardwood supports and lightweight plywood for the frame. A piano hinge connected it to the interior wall of the hallway (where I had reinforced the structure to support the load).
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Shannon17 ..I am going to show you what Tweety was suggesting as I made my sofa into a daybed in my former 2653's..and now the dinette in my class c..you could do both and use a foldup table when you need it. I am familiar with the 2370 so I know this would work. If it was mine,I would take the sofa apart and then use just the seat of it for your one daybed-store the other parts for when you sell it..easily done!!Sunnymods003.jpg Photo by campbugjan1 | Photobucket
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