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Old 11-02-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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Hi all - I am looking at purchasing a 1990 Funchaser 229L but it does not have the optional swing down bunk. I have three kids so we need some additional sleeping room. Has anyone retrofitted the bunk or designed a custom option? Thanks in advance.
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Hi all - I am looking at purchasing a 1990 Funchaser 229L but it does not have the optional swing down bunk. I have three kids so we need some additional sleeping room. Has anyone retrofitted the bunk or designed a custom option? Thanks in advance.
Welcome to the forum. It's been done. The hard part is finding the parts you need to make it so.
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I'm adding a 2nd bunk in ours. The hardware for the original is fairly straightforward. If you have some fabrication skills, it wouldn't be too bad to make something similar.

I noticed in the Trading Post that another member has some interior parts for sale--it may include the bunk hardware:
https://www.hilotrailerforum.com/f12...503/#post51807

The difficult part if yours never had a bunk may be providing the support behind the walls. I don't know if they put the bracket in place if it wasn't getting the bunk. If it's not there, you'll have to figure out how to provide the proper support. I don't think I'd depend on the wallboard.

On mine, the upper cabinets in the front of the camper have a "false wall" inside, toward the sides of the camper. You can remove this to access the mounting location for the bunk hardware, as well as some of the wiring that is in the front cap. Might be worth checking if yours has this, and if you can tell if the brackets are there.

Not sure if all of that was clear... Mine is all torn apart right now, so I could provide some pictures of the structure, but not of how you're supposed to access it.
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I have a bunk I am in Ky it would be impossible to ship You can send me a message At brucepersinger@yahoo.com ..Thanks Bruce
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