Abstract: A method of making a RV and a RV made thereby having a plurality of compartments whose floorspace ratio can be selectively altered according to the usage status of the vehicle without increasing the total floorspace footprint by internal movement of structural features and user fixtures normally supported on the vehicle floorspace. For example, an RV can be made wherein the relative position of a dividing wall between compartments is movable with respect to those compartments and, at the same time, a seating fixture within one compartment can be moved along the floor between optimizable positions according to the usable floor space within that compartment.
Abstract: A sleeping unit for a vehicle having at least one side wall includes a first wall located inside the vehicle and spaced apart from the side wall of the vehicle, a second wall, a combined seating and sleeping unit and a retractable sleeping unit. The combined seating and sleeping unit has a first section and a second section and is movable from a first configuration in which the first and second sections are generally perpendicular to one another to a second configuration in which the first and second sections are generally parallel to one another. The retractable sleeping unit is movable from a first position in which it is located in the space between the first wall and the side wall of the vehicle to a second position in which it is located outside the space between the first wall and the side wall of the vehicle.
May 23, 2017
Date of Patent:
July 24, 2018
Forest River, Inc.
Collin Cannon Spickler, Lamar Miller, Dennis Mast, Steven Miller, Joe Mast