Fifth Wheel Bunkhouse Remodel

The bunkhouse of the RV was one of the many reasons we chose the Grand Design Solitude 3740BH when we decided to sell everything to travel the U.S. with our family of 5. 

This room has seen its transitions in the almost 3 years of travel. I think that when you go from a stick and bricks home to a tiny space you need to live in the space and alter as deemed appropriate for the season. 

When we first purchased the RV there was a queen pull out sofa in the slide. We removed the recliners from the living room and put the sofa in the living room which opened up floor space for the kids. I removed the valences and moved the railing from the full size bunk to the bunk in the slide. We had the RV professionally painted, added cubes the full size bed for storage and as a railing. Elrod Timber made us a custom ladder to access the bunk after moving the metal ladder to the slide bunk.  

 

I knew that making the bunks were going to be tricky so I got Beddy's. These zipper bedding are a one piece unit that you can zip up and remove the top cover if you don’t want it zipped.  There are a lot of different colors + designs, I went with the Kennedy’s Beddy as it was a good neutral for the kids. Check out Beddy's You can use the code BEHAPPE for 15% off your orders. 

Over the last year the kid's clothes were getting too long to hang and our middle son couldn’t sit up in bed to read due to the slide bunk clearance. We switched up the cabinet from hanging clothes to these drawers from Lowe's for a temporary solution to the clothes situation. 

 

We knew that we would have to be somewhere awhile to tackle the lowering the bunk in order to get supplies, tools and have some help. With the help of Matt Valdez from Driven to Adventure we were able to tackle the rest of the room. 

Changes we made: made two new bunks in the slide, moved the custom ladder over and used the drawers that we had for storage under the new bunks.

Up next was removal of the old closet system which was under the full size bunk. And adding a cube system under the bed for storage. We used the Kallax Cube unit from Ikea

I previously had the Ari Rainbow Wallpaper in Kendall's bunk area from  LoomWell and I removed it from without any issues. There was no adhesive or damage to the wall from the wallpaper. The wall had a lot of holes in the wall from the bunk so I decided to put a wood piece across the wall to cover that up. I added the Clarence Wallpaper from Loomwell below to finish the room up.  BROOKEHAPPE for 15% off your orders. 

We are loving how functional this space is for our family now! If you ever have any questions feel free to ask below or reach out on social media!

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