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Old 12-25-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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I had the bed flipped up to get something stored under the bed when all ofa sudden one of the lifts came off and the whole plywood sheet cocked to one side. The screws had pulled out of the wall. Afterlooking at it Ichecked with a friend who had the same problem. WhenCrossRoads designed the bed they put the hinge too close to the wall. When you raise the bed the mattress puts too much pressure on the wall screws. They only screwed the screws into the wall and not into a stud. They should have moved the hinge further away from the wall so that there is room for the mattress when you raise the bed. Have to bring this up at the next factory rally. Anyone else have that problem?

When you are in a RV park and don't have a lot of tools with you, it's a real pain to try to fix something.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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What kind of trailer do you have? On our TT, we noticed the plywood actually sits farther to one side so that we can see some air to the pass thru compartment when the bed is down. Didn't notice it on PDI because when the compartment doors are closed and all is dark, it isn't very noticeable if not looking for it. Hasn't caused a problem yet but not the best design.

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Old 12-25-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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After putting our VERLO mattress from the house in the trailer(i.e. heavy), we don't store much under there. However, might be good to keep an extra tool bag in the trailer for just such emergencies. Last year, due to the wonderful Minnesota roads, our bedroom door was ripped from one of the mounting guides, but luckily the strap held. I retrieved my tool pouch and in 15-minutes the door was repaired. However, it does not sound like the strut was installed properly or they stripped the screws inside the wood.


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Old 12-25-2011, 01:55 PM   #4
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We have an 08Paradise Pointe TT. We think it was the last one ever made. It is one of the many models that CrossRoads has dumped. The Paradise Pointe, the Kingston and the Seville are all history. Who knows how long the Rushmore and the Redwood will last. This is just one of the many problems that we have had with our PP. This is our last season with the Pointe. We are ready to give it up. I will say that we have had nothing but praise for the repair facility that Randy runs. Our unit has been a jinx since day one but therepair facilityhas supported us 100%. They have bent over backwards to help us. That is why during the time of the factory rally the past 2 years I havecontributed to supplying pizza for the repair crew. They are great people and I want to show my appreciation for their efforts. Because of Randy and his crew I think I might get another CrossRoads product.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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I think at some point every unit needs some attention to the bed frame and support. I did mine in september. It started out as just 2 extra supports to prevent the sagging in the middle, but I ended up ripping the whole thing out and starting from scratch because it was no where close to being level. When leveling the trailer I had to compensate for the bed. Where the hinge mounts to the wall I found none of the screws were in the studs and already pulling out. I also moved the hinge out from the wall a little too.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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Doesn't matter how far away from the wall that the hinge is located, the mattress will put stress on the screws. So, if they aren't screwed into studs, then they will pull. The real solution is to slide the mattress away from the wall before raising the bed by a distance equal to or greater than the thickness of the mattress. That is the only way to prevent stressing the screw mounts. Only problem then is the extra 6 or 8 inches that the mattress is moved makes the struts totally incapable of supporting the increased weight at the foot of the bed.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #7
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My Zinger mattress was fine with the struts holding up the open bed until I changed the mattress with a heavier one. Now, there is no way the bed stays up. I will try the trick of pulling it away from the wall a bit but I doubt that will do it since it will shift the weight toward the foot and make it even heavier. Changing the struts to heavier duty ones or adding a second set is an option I've heard discussed but have not explored yet. That's going to be a Spring project as, right now, it's closed up for the winter. Our maiden voyage will be in April some time.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #8
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We put a California queen mattress on an extended frame and pretty much abandoned the storage area. Don't miss not having it.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:54 AM   #9
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Why don't more people install Select-comfort Air beds? The weight of ours is about nothing, the bed slides just leaning on it. I know we are the few who like the factory bed BUT if I did change, it would be for the Select-Comfort.
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