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Old 11-10-2018, 08:02 AM   #1
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2017 Octane 161 SL


Iíve just purchased a 2017 Jayco octane 161 SL. Quick question for the lower bunk/dinette. Iíve noticed that when I place the support brackets down to set up the lower bunk as a bed, it makes it very uncomfortable. Itís much more comfortable to leave the vertical brackets folded up.

Would it be unsafe for me to lay on the lower bunk without extending down those support brackets? Or will the couch bracket not support a personís weight? The brackets seem to make the bed very uneven, even after adjusting the height and experimenting with each setting on it.


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Old 11-10-2018, 11:28 AM   #2
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Congratulations on the Octane and welcome to the forum.

Sorry, but I have no helpful info for you. You'll probably hear from an Octane owner or two before too long.

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Old 11-17-2018, 12:34 AM   #3
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Trying to figure out if your laying across both seats, or just one? I have my granddaughters and wife and a friend all have laid on single seat, I have tried laying across both seats but thatís just to uncomfortable. That bar holds the seat up to keep from rolling and falling between seat.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:29 AM   #4
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It is advertised as a queen but very uncomfortable to sleep across length wise and too short to lay across the short way. I hope someone has a solution.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:29 PM   #5
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Ya the salesman did his job. The queen bed is the top bed, the couchís are not. Even on the floor plans it states queen bed w (with) couches
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:40 PM   #6
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I got the same problem with mine, and i am concerned about leaving those arms up as well..., i had to adjust mine a few times to get the bench seats where they would be comfortable. I also took that cheesy mattress off the upper queen bed and used it on the folding bench seats and got another mattress for the top bed.

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