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Is it feasible to convert a twin bed configuration to a queen island bed in a 28' or 30' Barth Breakaway? Has this conversion been done and what is the difficulty level?
 
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The usual answer is "It Depends".

Depends on what is underneath the beds.

I took out twin beds on our gasser and put it a standard double bed. A queen would have been so long as to eliminate the ability to walk around to each side.

I had to put in a different water tank, relocate the water pump and valving, and reroute the water lines. Had to build a nightstand in each corner.

I made the top of the bed to lift up on air cartridges for storage, with a little cave that allows an ice chest to slide out without lifting the top.

Nothing big, just time-consuming.


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My Breakaway has a shorty queen bed, which doubles as the access hatch to the engine compartment. Also under the bed is substantial storage, where I keep fluids, belts, and other spare parts. The electrical panels, relays, and converter are also in their own compartment there.

I can't see a conversion being other than a very major job.


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THis might be slightly off topic...

Our Regal had rear twins. We wanted the sitting room more. So I replaced the mattresses with twin jacknife sofas. I bought units ($199 each) that had screw off legs, and they just sit on top of the twin bed platforms...no modifications needed. During the day, we have two really nice sofas and we enjoy the three large windows in the back (it's a lot like a private railroad compartment). At night, the beds make one really humongous extra large king bed....

One other advantage, with 3, 5 and 6 yr old boys, it gives us two separate living areas...really nice!
 
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Our Regal had rear twins. We wanted the sitting room more.


That sounds like a real cool conversion, great use of space.


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Our Regal had rear twins. We wanted the sitting room more. So I replaced the mattresses with twin jacknife sofas. I bought units ($199 each) that had screw off legs, and they just sit on top of the twin bed platforms...no modifications needed. During the day, we have two really nice sofas and we enjoy the three large windows in the back (it's a lot like a private railroad compartment). At night, the beds make one really humongous extra large king bed....



Golly..............never thought of that. Pretty good idea. Not as much storage, though.


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old thread but....do you have any pic's of your sofa's up and then down? Just curious how that actually looks?

or any other rigs with the twin to queen redo..

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Mike W

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