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Old 05-18-2015, 11:57 PM   #11
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My 27bh the bed plywood is 2 parts, with seam going from L to R. The outer edges was unsupported where the two parts met and when weight on it, the two parts would move independently and squeak. After a couple trips I have glued and screwed wood to the underside. I feel like the plywood bed support sags, I'm going to reinforce it mine didn't have any of the cross supports like is mentioned. I'm 180 and wife about 150, not overloading it. How the factory thought the design was adequate...I have no idea.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:27 PM   #12
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my new 2015 also is 1/4 inch plywood. Im afraid to sleep on it. I will have to beef it up.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:21 PM   #13
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my new 2015 also is 1/4 inch plywood. Im afraid to sleep on it. I will have to beef it up.
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We bought our 28bhbe in March and it is going back to the dealer for the 2nd time in the next week or so for that exact, same problem. 1/4" plywood???? Are they kidding me? With 2x2 supports going length wise of the board, but not connected to anything????

We just picked it up from being fixed last Thursday to take out this last weekend. Broke again (seems to be when my husband leans on his elbow to scoot himself up past the edge of the cabinets and the pressure point splits the plywood which then pulls the plywood from the 2x2s breaking them). We have told them they better beef this up or we will continue to keep bringing it in.

I do like the idea of beefing up the brackets like someone mentioned.... I will pick some of those up to install after the next dealer fix (I am hoping they will put on at least 3/8" plywood as I don't have a table saw to cut and I am in Phoenix and it is 112 outside now - I don't want to work out there in the trailer this time of year!!!!). I also want to build a 2x4 brace to go across the under side of the bed at the "mid" corners for the under storage as it just seems like that is a natural spot to have support under there. (I hope that makes sense).

I will tell you, 2 trips ago we slept on the sofa sleeper waiting to get it in to the dealer... it is not comfortable. I am impressed with the mattress Jayco uses, it only needed a thin mattress pad that I actually put under the mattress to make it quite comfortable.... at least until it breaks.
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All mfg's expect the customer to finish their units to their needs. The beds are designed for barbie dolls not for the average (me) and heavy weights.
I have 7/16 or 1/2 rough ply wood from the factory and had to put a stud under the center. Was thinking if I'm in a happy mood (most of the time) I would fall through......lol.
Rough plywood and a "so so" mattress bottom are not happy campers either. So I put a good bed underlay over the plywood.
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I was thinking of opening up the panel at the foot of the bed and make the access from there.. That would eliminate the hinge problem , and since I got rid of the stock matress and put in a 15" one, I wouldnt have to lift it. The pistons dont hold it up. Just aid a little in lifting it. Then cases of water (what I usually store there) could be slid out instead of lifted
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I do like the idea of beefing up the brackets like someone mentioned.... I will pick some of those up to install after the next dealer fix (I am hoping they will put on at least 3/8" plywood as I don't have a table saw to cut and I am in Phoenix and it is 112 outside now - I don't want to work out there in the trailer this time of year!!!!). I also want to build a 2x4 brace to go across the under side of the bed at the "mid" corners for the under storage as it just seems like that is a natural spot to have support under there. (I hope that makes sense).
It looks like the bed size and orientation are the same as my smaller 195RB - here is a link to a post that shows the new hinges I installed at the head along with some additional 2 x 2 support to keep the add-on gas struts from pulling it away from the front wall when closed. We've tested here at the house and it seems much better for our situation....

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post303990

Good luck with the heat! Our youngest daughter lives in Phoenix - we don't let the heat keep us away but it will certainly wilt you in a short minute for sure....
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