I love the Murphy bed in my 23MBH but there are a few things about the way Jayco designed it that I didn't like.
- The lack of pass through storage in the front of the trailer.
- When the bed is in the sleeping position it blocks too much of the entry door.
- Cold air seeps in through the front baggage doors and comes up right at your face. It results in an uncomfortable sleeping temp as the rest of the bed is warm but the head area is cold. This was most noticeable when temps were below freezing.
- The little storage compartment at the head of the bed was barely good enough for pillows which resulted in it being unused and a lot of wasted space.
So, to solve all of those issues I took the front storage compartment out, cut the bed frame in half, added wall cleats and slid the entire bed 12" forward. It now hinges at the half way point which only works with a foam mattress but that was fine with me cause the Denver mattress was terrible. The entry isn't blocked now and their is a ton of pass through storage space in the front of the trailer. And because the front half of the bed frame rests on wall cleats the cold air is now sealed off from the head of the bed.
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