Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-22-2017, 07:19 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 71
Cracked bunk support

So my wife was adding some new sheets comforters to our new to us camper. Itís. 2017 264bh.
While she was on the top bunk the thin plywood cracked. My wife weighs about 135 and sticker says it can support 600lbs.
Has this happened to anyone or know best way to fix it? I am thinking of getting a sheet of 1/4Ē plywood and cut it to shape and put it up there. Is there a better way?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Fern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 08:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,647
If its just the plywood that cracked and the sticker says 600# max I would use 1/2" plywood since it doesn't weigh that much more but will give you more strength.
Sundancer330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 08:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
TxLoser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: DFW
Posts: 1,975
Mine hasn't cracked that I can see, but I've heard some horrible sounds when I've gotten on the top bunk and put all my weight on one knee or one arm. I think it's 600lbs over all, but I'm sure there's a much lesser per square ft limit. I try to spread my weight out now when up there.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
__________________
2019 Eagle 321RSTS
2019 Chevy 3500HD SRW Dmax
TxLoser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 09:52 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 71
Thatís exactly what happed it cracked where my wife put her knee.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Fern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 07:48 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: West Chicago
Posts: 547
1/2 inch, sleep soundly I hope.
__________________
2019 F250, gas, 4.30
2017 29RKS
wabirch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 11:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Siamese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 804
I removed the top bunk from our 26BH, piece by piece, so I have a good idea of how they're constructed. They use a reasonable amount of 2x2's, so the frame itself is fairly robust, at least by trailer standards. But, as you discovered, the skin is thin.

Half inch ply would get the job done with extra peace of mind. I tend to over-engineer things, but I'd be happy with a sheet of quarter inch luann ply up there on top of the existing skin.

Six hundred pounds, though. I suppose they tested and ran the results by their legal team, but there's no way I would sleep in the bottom bunk with two 300# people up there Or, three 200# people .
Siamese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 12:52 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
spoon059's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,683
3/8 or 1/2" plywood cut to fit sounds like a perfect fix to me.
spoon059 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 01:12 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Way down here........FL
Posts: 2,095
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fern View Post
So my wife was adding some new sheets comforters to our new to us camper. Itís. 2017 264bh.
While she was on the top bunk the thin plywood cracked. My wife weighs about 135 and sticker says it can support 600lbs.
Has this happened to anyone or know best way to fix it? I am thinking of getting a sheet of 1/4Ē plywood and cut it to shape and put it up there. Is there a better way?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You might be better off adding supports instead of thicker plywood.........
jasum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 02:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 357
On my Seneca, the supports are the issue. Take a look at your supports and see if they are just stapled in. Mine were stapled in as to allow gravity to basically undo the staple...it was a stupid design. I put some L-brackets in and screwed the supports to the frame and now it is MUCH better.
__________________
2016 Seneca 37FS
DW+7 kids+2 dogs=bunkhouse required
RyRoRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 02:41 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 71
Well we put a 1/4 sheet on top of the old one and used some small nails to hold it down. If it cracks again Iím ripping both out and going 1/2Ē.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Fern is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.