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Old 01-03-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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The bed platform on our 30SK broke in the middle of the night on our last camping trip of the season. It wasn't a total collapse, but we heard a big 'CRACK' and then a slight feeling of rolling toward the center of the bed. Upon inspection, we found that the top cross member had snapped and the piece attached to the wall below the window had pulled loose. My winter project has been to build a 2" thick torsion box bed frame. I am finished with the construction, but I am going to let the paint dry for about a month before installing it. The frame is very stout and I anticipate no more problems from the bed. Total cost was about $100 and it only weights about 10 lbs. more than the original platform. I'll try to post a pic when I have it installed.

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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sounds like a nice project. i'd like to see pictures when your done.
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Could you post a picture of what the frame looks like now after construction and then another after installed???
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:35 PM   #4
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Yeah, lets have a look? I need to do something with ours before we get going again this spring.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:08 AM   #5
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Come spring I'm going to put a support nown the center of our bed as well as crossways. I will then put in 4 drawers in the sides. Need a better place for bed linens as well as dirty laundry.
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After we installed a residential mattress, we found the shocks were undersized. So, this weekend, we upgraded the shocks to 100lb versions and they are 6" longer. Major improvement in access to the bed storage!!

I got the shocks from RVTrader who works out of the AtomicMall.com. He was very helpful in helping me decide what I needed.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:20 AM   #7
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SheltieRV, would you please post the numbers and names on the shocks. It's an upgrade that we need in our Cruiser, too.

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SheltieRV, would you please post the numbers and names on the shocks. It's an upgrade that we need in our Cruiser, too.

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He is a small company (himself) and does not really have part numbers. They are 26" 100lb shocks. The guy's name is Mike you can email him at: rv-trader@clearwire.net. Tell him you want what he sent to Grant, he was very knowledgable and helpful. He sent us mounting hardware, but we used the existing ones. I left the platform brackets alone, but moved the plywood bed brackets about 3" forward. The shocks slipped right on the existing brackets (we have a ball socket on ours). It's amazing how much better the access is with that extra height (not to mention the mattress no longer tries to smash your back or fingers!).
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Thanks, Grant. We appreciate the info and will contact him for new shocks.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:06 AM   #10
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I installed the platform today. It went in real easy and works great! Rock solid. The existing struts work just fine. The wife and I are really pleased. I don't have anywhere online to store a photo, so if anyone would like to take a look, you'll have to catch us while were camped.

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