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1/29/2019 2:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2019 5:19 PM

I bought a Promaster 159". I want to build a wall with a "sleeper bunk". What material should I use? steel, Angel iron, wood? If I use steel or angle iron, any advice on best way to anchor it? Any recommended measurements? I am thinking 58-60"high for the shelt, 24-30" deep and 88" from back door?


1/30/2019 5:27 AM

I used 3/4” plywood for the walls and 1/2” for the shelving. I’d say wood is the easiest to work with unless you’re a fabricator. Self tapping screws will do the job and dimensions come down to personal preference.


1/30/2019 5:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 5:47 AM

Look into rivnuts for mounting anything really, but would do better for holding loads.

Rivnut Tool

You drill a hole, then rivet the threaded insert.

The material? Shoot you could mount a old steel bed frame. Wood is light weight and cheap. But aluminum would be my choice. Keeping things up high in the van light as possible helps the sway in turns.