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The Incredible Versatility of the RV Bunkhouse

Published on Sep 19, 2023 by Lisa Rouse

They say that the family that plays together, stays together.  And there is no better place to test that theory than when you go CAMPING.  Camping with your kids can test your patience and stress level, but it can also create memories and stories that will last a lifetime.


Thanks to RV bunkhouse trailers, the whole family (and even some of their friends) can embark on the joys of the camping lifestyle together.  Each child can claim a bunk and make it their own. Even when your niece and nephew beg to come on your next camping trip with you,  there is no need to worry.  Dinettes and sofas magically fold down to provide additional sleeping spots when they're ready to settle down at the end of a long day of fun. 


But bunkhouse RV trailers aren't just for families with kids.  They hold so much versatility that they are immensely popular even if you don't have kids.  Let's take a look at the many ways bunkhouse trailers can be used. 

Doggone Amazing

You would be surprised at the number of people that use the bunks for their dogs.  It's easy to turn a bunk into a kennel for your four-legged family member with just a little bit of hardware and some ingenuity. 


Many people travel and camp with their pets.  This is a great way to give them their own space and even keep them from chewing on your RV furniture when you're not around to watch them. It keeps large kennels out of the main living area and any messes contained to one spot.  


Your "kid" may have four legs, but they can STILL have their own bunk.  

Storage Galore

If you ever Google RV storage solutions, you will find bunks come up as one of the number-one ways to take care of the (sometimes) limited storage issues in an RV. 


People have found numerous ways to store their camping essentials.  From built-in shelving to stackable bins, using a bunk is a great way to keep items off the floor and out of the way.  

Space Case

Removing bunks is also a way to create more room in a trailer.  


When you remove rear bunks, you have an additional room that you never had before.  These small, but usable, nooks make great office spaces.   


Many people will remove a lower bunk and create a work station while keeping the upper bunk for storage.  


Maybe you've always wanted a little coffee bar.  Or a walk in panty or closet. If you can picture what a space would look like without the bunks, your imagination is the only limit.  

Uniquely Theirs

You're on day three of your camping trip and it's pouring rain outside.  The thought of letting the kids jump in puddles and run through mud gives you fits as you consider the mess that will end up inside of the camper.


That's where the bunkroom comes in.  This room can be a fun and creative space that the kids will WANT to spend time in.  The best part?  They're usually on the opposite end of the trailer from your bedroom. 


Bunkhouse trailers are giving parents bigger and roomier options. While you will still find bunk over bunk floorplans, rooms dedicated to the kids are becomeing more popular.  The ideas for these rooms are endless.  All it takes is a little creativity to make a long rainy day "bearable". 



You've Got OPTIONS

Manufacturers are becoming more and more innovative with their bunkhouse floorplans.  Traditinal bunkrooms are giving way to lofts.  Den rooms can be used as a game room, private room for adult guests, offices or entertainment rooms as well as the traditional bunkhouse room for kids.  Thinking outside the box has become the default setting and is resulting in unique and versatile floorplan bunkhouse campers. 

Back to Basics

Bunkhouse trailers don't have to be BIG to have what you need for your family.  This Cherokee Wolf Den 16EV has two rear bunks and weights under 3,000#s with a hitch weight of 380#s.  


If you're the kind of family that is only inside the camper when it's time to go to bed at night, this is a great option.   It has everything you need for your trip and a spot for everyone to sleep.  

Slide Show

What a difference a slide makes!  This little Cherokee Wolf Pup 17JW weighs in at less than 5,000#s.  But the addition of a dinette slide opens up the main living area and keeps it from feeling too cramped-even though it can sleep up to eight with the double bunks in the rear of the trailer. 

At Kunes RV we have a large variety of bunkhouse trailers to choose from motorized Class Cs to fifth wheels with mid-bunk rooms to destination trailers with lofts, we are here to help your family find the bunkhouse that'll fit your camping lifestyle.  


Camping together as a family can be fun.  But when you have the right RV to go camping with, it can make all the differnce.  We're here to help you find the right RV for your family's needs.  We can help your next ADVENTURE BEGIN! 

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