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Old 02-13-2016, 07:47 AM   #51
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WaltW,

Thanks for your replies. I've got a couple of those tarps and the bride wants to know about using a plastic $3 table cloth?

Any body that ever questions the value of a forum like this, needs to read this whole thread. This is people sharing info and experience about a very specific product in an application that is unique to our situations.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:43 AM   #52
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Ric, that's a good idea. The cloth side should "hold" to the bed while the slick side would facilitate moving under the closet furniture. The tarp is way too big but it was the stiffest and slickest I could find.

I really wanted a 2 foot wide piece of webbing to compress the end of the bed. Another thought was to not install the rigid foam at the foot of the mattress but I was concerned that it wouldn't sit right when dressing et al.

BTW, I haven;t figured out a slick way to handle the pump. Mine lays on the right side of the bed next to electrical outlet when in use and gets tossed on the bed when slide goes in. Really think through and try stuff before you cut hoses!
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:14 AM   #53
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I couldn't agree more. I can't count the number of times I've run into an issue and found a solution on this forum.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:44 PM   #54
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WaltW,

You said -" I haven;t figured out a slick way to handle the pump. Mine lays on the right side of the bed next to electrical outlet when in use and gets tossed on the bed when slide goes in. Really think through and try stuff before you cut hoses!"

I followed the directions and cut a hole 2" x 3" in middle of bed plywood bottom right below the hinge at the head of the bed. Pump hoses and electrical cord goes through them from the pump which is under the bed and over to a surge protector strip mounted on back window side of the bed. So I'm wondering did you hook hoses up just to see if this was going to work?

I see two solutions:
1. Cut slit style slot 2x 3 or less in bed floor plywood near edge and run hoses and electrical plug in to pump under the bed.

2. Call "Sleep Number" and find out how to get hoses off of mattresses. Looks kinda like a "Shark Bite" plumbing connection.
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Well Ric, I frankly didn't give it much thought as the mattress arrived a couple of days before our departure. I just hooked it up with the stuff on the outside (vs under bed) and figured I would refine it later.
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Well Ric, I frankly didn't give it much thought as the mattress arrived a couple of days before our departure. I just hooked it up with the stuff on the outside (vs under bed) and figured I would refine it later.
Boy WaltW, I understand the fact of getting things done, when you can. What people don't think about in this discussion, is that you also have to get rid of a monster mattress, at the same time you are doing this. I know that was half our battle, just getting the other mattress out of the way. Our cat and dog are still having nightmares about the experience.

So, on the 36 the whole bed frame moves? I remember this. WaltW, why don't you consider mounting a surge protector power strip to the outside of the bed platform, up high near the underside of the mattress? This way the cord of the surge protector is what moves or is unplugged and the Sleep Number power cord stays with the moving bed, plus also follows the instructions to have a surge protector between the power supply and the SN Air Pump. I'm favoring the idea of a 2 inch by 2 inch slit in the edge of plywood platform right by the surge protector plug on the side of the bed frame. So the pump, the excess power cord and the excess air hoses are all safe under the bed. The air hoses run under the mattress on top of the plywood, under the mattress to where they hook in to the mattresses. The hose is hard, so no concern about crushing the hoses or feeling them under the mattresses.

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No the bed base does not move. Only the plywood panel that the mattress lays on moves. I think with the pump under the bed it would have to be attached to the moving panel so the air tubes don't get dragged. There are no mounting points on the pump so I envision a wire basket connected to the bottom of panel (trip to container store after taking measurements). That way only the electrical cord would drag.

I would also have to rethink storage of stuff under the bed but maybe unplugging when pulling slide in would minimize opportunity for snagging cord. Would have preferred Jayco solve the problem.

BTW, Jayco offered to replace with 2016 mattress but see that would not help based on posts. Glad I went the way I did.
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WaltW.

When we first looked at our 37FS, there was a panel off on the pillow side of the hinge for the plywood platform under the bed. I hope I described this area enough, that you can figure out where I'm talking about. Behind this was plumbing and electrical wiring. By the time we picked it up, this panel was in place. Anyway lots of room under there. Struggling to picture what area under yours would look like, BUT there has got to be a floor to the slide out that is under the head of your bed. Maybe, you could put the pump and then the access hoses under that section and it would move with the bed. I would make a power surge power cord move with the bed and not the Sleep Number pump power cord.

I understand exactly what you are saying about a basket on the bottom side of the plywood the mattress sits on. Once again, I would have a surge protector power cord do the sliding, instead of your Sleep Number power cord.
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WaltW.

... there has got to be a floor to the slide out that is under the head of your bed. Maybe, you could put the pump and then the access hoses under that section and it would move with the bed.
Ric, bed on slide is very different from yours and my former DP where the bed box, floor and all, moved in and out. Bed box in 36FK is stationary. What sits on top of bed box moves. Under bed is slide mechanism, etc.

Your Seneca floor plan is the only one where the bed doesn't move.
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"Your Seneca floor plan is the only one where the bed doesn't move."

Hmmm, never thought or knew of that.
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