I'll share my bunk bed idea....but I'm going to redo it soon. It seemed to sag a bit more than I would like. It was fine for my 5 year old, but as he grows....well....his butt will be in his sister's face....
I added brackets to the walls to hold a folding cot that I have in place so it would be removable.
Here's the cot in original form
Cut the middle legs out
And the end legs off
My redo will be along the same idea for placement, but I'm going to use a homemade I beam of bias plywood where the supports are and have a piano hinge with a sheet of 1/2" bias ply that can fold down and give a whole lot more support. It will fold up out of the way when inside, and will travel down flat.
I had to add at least a little creature comfort other than the ac....I picked up this sheet of vinyl flooring for $8 at a local closeout shop. It turned out pretty nice, and I still have left over to put somewhere else....
There were plenty of things we forgot, last minute packing, and a whole bunch of little things that just kept adding up on Sunday for us to get out. We finally left the house around 6......we wanted to leave at 1.....even on the drive out, we remembered things and stopped along the way to just pick them up....
We finally got set up after dark on Sunday. Here is a really bad picture of what it looked like set up....If you're wondering what the support is on the front...it is just 2x4s and plywood. I wanted to be safe about it and wasn't sure how it would react.
Here's a better picture in the day light. a pretty fine looking rig if I do say so myself.
Man....are these things conversation starters. In stopping on the way there at a Lowe's.....I had 2 different guys come up to me while I was checking the rigging and the Mrs. was inside buying charcoal and "girl scout fluid".....both shared great stories of growing up with their dads and grandfathers camping like this. It was wonderful. When we got to the camp ground, the guy who checked us in had to ask his boss how to classify the camper.....his boss, the owner, laughed and said, "Keep scrolling down.....there....truck camper." He said they only see about 2 or 3 of these a year. I guess they aren't as popular in the Midwest as they are in the West. We got a few thumbs up driving to and from as well. Pretty cool to get that approval with all the work that has gone into it. Other's around the campground would come over and check it out. The group beside us as we were leaving and I was backing under the camper asked my wife if I needed any help. They seemed kind of worried with it up in the air and me backing the truck under it.
We had a great time.....swimming, canoeing, water slides, a little fishing, go karts, camp fires, smores, new friends, over all it was great. We even got a little natural history in. We camped by The Serpent Mound, and of course, had to check it out.
Still a lot of work to do, but it was definitely "campable".
We got home Friday night, and completely vegged out on Saturday. Everyone kind of spread out in the house, enjoying a bit of space to themselves.
Back to work tomorrow.....the Brown Popper did well.....
Joshua 24:15 New International Version (NIV)
15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”