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Old 08-03-2016, 04:54 PM   #21
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A broken 2x2 was one of the only two problems we encountered within our warranty period. Ours broke one of the first times we raised the platform. CW agreed to fix our two problems when winter approached and business slowed. We hadn't purchased the TT from them. Months later we took it in and the service manager said those break all the time. From reading this thread, it looks as though he was right.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:23 PM   #22
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Thanks alot. Now I feel fat.
Haha!! Hey, I resemble that remark.
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Haha!! Hey, I resemble that remark.
You and me both!!
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So, I'm thinking Jayco could be pressed hard enough to offer "The Big Dog Option" on the main bed in their RV offering. Marketing-wise, it sounds better than "The Fat Guy Option"..... Or "Beer Gut Compensation Option". Or "Girth Counterbalance Option". "Dead Weight Redistribution System".

"Forward Articulating Trapeze System" FATS for short.

Somebody please stop me. . .
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:57 PM   #26
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The bed platform in our Eagle appears to be 3/8" plywood with three 2x2 boards run lengthwise to add some small amount of stability.

Needless to say, this is not a terribly stable platform, and I discovered the other day that one of the 2x2 boards had a large crack in the middle, and it was that way before I got the trailer from the dealer, hence 3 screws that were drilled from the plywood into the stabilizer board, while everything else is attached with staples. I was pretty annoyed to find this.

Last night I put another 2x2 board alongside the cracked one and glued and screwed it in place as a "bandaid" for our upcoming trip, but long term this needs to be re-designed.

Wondering what other folks have done?

I don't really want to replace the plywood with 3/4", as that would add a lot of weight. How have other folks braced the bed platform to make it more solid? Interested in ideas.
All you have to do is buy a 2x2 or 2x3 piece of angle and bolt it into the plywood and it will solve your bed problems.
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Wow! This thread took on a life of it's own!

I will definitely be looking into the actuator when we get back from our next trip. I'm also going to beef up the bracing as suggested in earlier posts.

Hopefully it will survive two weeks of use until then, otherwise I'll be fixing it 'on the road'...
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So, I'm thinking Jayco could be pressed hard enough to offer "The Big Dog Option" on the main bed in their RV offering. Marketing-wise, it sounds better than "The Fat Guy Option"..... Or "Beer Gut Compensation Option". Or "Girth Counterbalance Option". "Dead Weight Redistribution System".

"Forward Articulating Trapeze System" FATS for short.

Somebody please stop me. . .
Now that is funny. We broke our bed...not complaining about it though.
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Hopefully it will survive two weeks of use until then, otherwise I'll be fixing it 'on the road'...
Measure the difference between the bottom of the bed board and the floor and go to Home Depot or Lowes... while on the road and have them cut a 2x4 a little longer than your measurement and stand it up under the bed.

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So, I'm thinking Jayco could be pressed hard enough to offer "The Big Dog Option" on the main bed in their RV offering. Marketing-wise, it sounds better than "The Fat Guy Option"..... Or "Beer Gut Compensation Option". Or "Girth Counterbalance Option". "Dead Weight Redistribution System".

"Forward Articulating Trapeze System" FATS for short.

Somebody please stop me. . .
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