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Old 02-27-2017, 05:22 AM   #11
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Nice job, I built up and strengthened mine with extra wood support. Probably would have been easier, to pull it out and rebuild completely. It was out of square also.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:43 AM   #12
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Great job on the rebuild. I know what I need to do now ....
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:26 AM   #13
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two rollers were reused and I purchased two more
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:01 PM   #15
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Many thanks!

Thank you for all the suggestions, pictures and sympathy!. At a minimum, I am going to take the plywood off and replace it with 3/4 inch plywood that is hinged forward of the wall. I'm actually thinking of just taking the whole mess out and putting in one of those bowed slat type frames right on the floor and putting storage containers under the bed.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:15 PM   #16
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If you have a slide, the slat frame option probably will not work. The reason I used 1x2's as a frame and then covered it with 1/4" plywood was to reduce weight and ease strain on the schwintek slide. Using 3/4 plywood might add too much weight.
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The plywood on ours was two pieces instead of one piece - assume they made all of them that way.
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did you have to disassemble the frame to get it in your camper.???
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:28 AM   #19
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The piece of 1/4 inch plywood that was on top of the box was in two pieces vertically and stapled down the middle. This is supposed to hold two adults? The first time I thought there was a problem was when we started rolling to the middle.

I'm a big guy, my wife is not big, but she's not petite either. The first time the bed exploded it was when it tore from the wall. The second time it blew out the bottom. The plywood top was already bowing in the middle. I ended up putting a piece of 1/2 inch plywood over the top and building a 2x4 brace along the edge in front of the slide mechanics. That provided some support across the middle.

The second time it exploded it blew out the bottom of the box. I added corner brackets to beef that up. I'm not going through another season waiting for it to fail, much like my diet did over the winter. I'm either going to build a new box, probably lower to the floor so that our faces aren't at window height or investigate the box spring mattress frame option.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:32 AM   #20
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Why do you think the frame will put too much strain on the slide? I would have to cut the legs at the head end to accommodate the height difference. I would put rollers on the bottom legs. I don't see how that weight would be much more than the current box. The bed frame is less than 40 pounds.

If the slide can support the weight of the current set up plus two adults, The bed frame and mattress shouldn't be a problem. Am I missing something that you are thinking of?

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