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Old 05-08-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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Lower Bunk Collapsed! Supports underneath failed

Holy cow!!!!! Just this morning! (A few days into our maiden voyage).

Our lower bunk caved in! Never had that problem with our previous much larger lower bunk (full sized Jack-n-Jill bunk).

Oh, and yes! Those are water stains! (Both the lower bunk's have water stained wood). -The water stains were noted in the PDI-

Looks like our 'fit and finish' warranty fix-it list is growing longer *sigh* Way longer than our previous Jay Flight

No matter, we still REALLY love our new 29QBS though!!!
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What was the source of those water stains. That would be bigger concern to me. Were the kids jumping around on it?

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What was the source of those water stains. That would be bigger concern to me. Were the kids jumping around on it?

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We surmise that the plywood may have been left outdoors? Not sure, but I used my flashlight to check around the bunk room and found no other water stains. No stains on the top bunk's.

Too bad I didn't think to check those lower bunk supports! No kids (maiden voyage is 2200 miles and the grandkids are all back home )

Mainly kneeling on the bunk to open close window and or curtain. Otherwise, it's a nice comfy spot to prop a few pillows against the back wall, and cozy up with a good book to read. I weigh 130 lbs.
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The bunks in these trailers used to be rated to 300 lbs. That one......I dunno.
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The bunks in these trailers used to be rated to 300 lbs. That one......I dunno.
I was thinking same thing which made me think water damage. But does not appear to be the problem. Poor installation of supports?

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I was thinking same thing which made me think water damage. But does not appear to be the problem. Poor installation of supports?

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Yes I`m thinking it was poorly constructed. I hope the water stains are just from the plywood being outside, would think if that much water got in it would be visible elsewhere in the trailer. Denise will get her done!
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Yes I`m thinking it was poorly constructed. I hope the water stains are just from the plywood being outside, would think if that much water got in it would be visible elsewhere in the trailer. Denise will get her done!
I agree, since they are constructed in a factory trying to figure out how and why plywood would be outside?

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The bunks in these trailers used to be rated to 300 lbs. That one......I dunno.
There are stickers located on wall near top bunks (300 pound capacity)

When camping with us, our high school aged granddaughter likes to sit against the wall at night and read along with her younger sister. Between the two of them, they would weigh around 200lbs. I'm really glad to find this issue now on the maiden voyage lol
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I was thinking same thing which made me think water damage. But does not appear to be the problem. Poor installation of supports?

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Funny thing is.... while checking out the front storage area, I noticed that there didn't seem to be much in the way of bracing under the queen bed; I figured that would be the bed to fail. When we get to So Cal, I will ask dealer to reinforce that bracing as well

I really noticed the poor quality control of this new unit. Fortunately most of it is cosmetic scratches, dings, and dents.
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Did the staples rust? That is one thing that could cause that.
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