Originally Posted by bcosco
I hope you can see what I have done. I still need to add some trim and shocks to the lid.
How did you get the top lid off? I made a gentle attempt to getting it off so I could reach the screws for the bottom bunk, but I reached the end of my comfort zone without making obvious progress towards that end. Looking at your pictures it seems like maybe it's attached by a number of fasteners?
I 'raised' the lower bunk this weekend. Which is to say, I went ahead and built another bunk support 12 inches higher up, and left the original mounts in place for now. I am sure it's not as strong as the factory job, but I braced it as well as I could, and it did hold my not inconsiderable weight (250#) without making any scary sounds. Just my 3 year old son sleeps on it so it'll be many years before he's heavy enough for it to worry me, and it seems unlikely I'll have this trailer that long. Given that I've already had mild buyer's remorse (kinda wishing we had opted for the 23BHM instead), I imagine eventually I'll scratch that itch and get something with more floor space