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Old 02-15-2016, 02:59 PM   #1
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Front Bed reinforcement and isulating

We just bought a 2016 Jayflight 28BHBE. One of the first problems I had was a flimsy master bed frame(picture #1). The reinforcing wood on the back side of the plywood broke the first night we camped. The front sides don't have enough support under them(picture #2) causing too much stress on the reinforcing boards on the back side of the plywood. So While at CW having some other repairs and a slide topper installed I had them fix the broken board. Once I got it back I decided to support the frame properly(picture #3). I installed support in two different locations. One about midway to the head of the bed frame(picture #4). One at the very front by where the hinge is(picture #4) This seems to provide adequate support for the entire bed frame. This seems like a really bad design and I hope Jayco changes this aspect when designing in the future.

I also installed some foam board insulation to try and keep the heat and cold from the bed and bedroom. I installed some in the midway wall and the covered with plywood and I also put some on the topside under the mattress.

I've found a couple other posts with the same issue but not very much in for the repair.
I hope this helps!
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We will be taking delivery of the same model unit this week and we will consider the same mod amongst others we have on our list. Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:14 PM   #3
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We love everything about the camper. The bed was just very bad design. It only took a few hours to complete and I feel that it will never be a problem again.
Congratulations on your new camper!
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:24 AM   #4
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Did you install the foam board on top of the bed or under? Thanks for the pics!
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Never mind....I see now where it is...
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