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Old 09-11-2016, 01:07 PM   #31
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The bed platform in our Eagle appears to be 3/8" plywood with three 2x2 boards run lengthwise to add some small amount of stability.

Needless to say, this is not a terribly stable platform, and I discovered the other day that one of the 2x2 boards had a large crack in the middle, and it was that way before I got the trailer from the dealer, hence 3 screws that were drilled from the plywood into the stabilizer board, while everything else is attached with staples. I was pretty annoyed to find this.

Last night I put another 2x2 board alongside the cracked one and glued and screwed it in place as a "bandaid" for our upcoming trip, but long term this needs to be re-designed.

Wondering what other folks have done?
I don't really want to replace the plywood with 3/4", as that would add a lot of weight. How have other folks braced the bed platform to make it more solid? Interested in ideas.
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Recently purchased a 33RLDS and when my head was in the front storage compartment my wife was on top of the mattress placing some stuff in the cabinet above. I noticed the plywood and the 2x2 having a lot of flex !!! So I bent 1/2" conduit into a U shape and bolted it to the end of the outside 2x2s, which went to the floor for support. Then I bent another 1/2" piece and placed it across the three 2x2s and screwed it to the first piece of conduit (Does not flex any more). Lifts with bed and only takes a little space in compartment.
Also I stapled a 7' x 7' two-toned silky beach blanket made from parachute material, that I had, ( www.sunnysbeachshop.com ) over the plywood ( all staples are on the bottom of the plywood )to protect the mattress from any future splinters and issues. Photos below, hope this helps.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:43 PM   #32
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We got a bunky board

We went to the furniture store and got a bunky board. It is designed to bunk beds but does the job.
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Don't you guys like squeaky RV beds (standard in the RV industry) that's for entertainment of the CG's. Have been hosting campgrounds in the past and entertainment enough during the night. And the strange sounds coming from tents. They could make a horror movie in CG
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We went to the furniture store and got a bunky board. It is designed to bunk beds but does the job.
Just curious, what did you do with the board?
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Just curious, what did you do with the board?
Well first just on top of the existing platform. It kept the bow out of the plywood.

THEN.. My wife want to close off the storage area and make it easier to use the space under the bed. so I got from 2x4 and built side frames leaving the end open. I moved the paneling from the end up tot he head of the opening and stained the 2x4 to match the floor.

I left the plywood platform and bunky board over that for support. It is rock solid and does not squeak.
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My Two Cents
Recently purchased a 33RLDS and when my head was in the front storage compartment my wife was on top of the mattress placing some stuff in the cabinet above. I noticed the plywood and the 2x2 having a lot of flex !!! So I bent 1/2" conduit into a U shape and bolted it to the end of the outside 2x2s, which went to the floor for support. Then I bent another 1/2" piece and placed it across the three 2x2s and screwed it to the first piece of conduit (Does not flex any more). Lifts with bed and only takes a little space in compartment.
Also I stapled a 7' x 7' two-toned silky beach blanket made from parachute material, that I had, ( www.sunnysbeachshop.com ) over the plywood ( all staples are on the bottom of the plywood )to protect the mattress from any future splinters and issues. Photos below, hope this helps.
Nice job!!!
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If your bed runs north and south - then you need to replace the bracing under the plywood with the braces that run east and west! Thats what I had to do for ours. It was collapsing in the middle before I repaired it in this manner. I would love to know which planet the engineer was from that designed that catastrophe!
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Don't you guys like squeaky RV beds (standard in the RV industry) that's for entertainment of the CG's. Have been hosting campgrounds in the past and entertainment enough during the night. And the strange sounds coming from tents. They could make a horror movie in CG
X-chocks for the win... we still tow our daughter along with us so I don't plan on see-sawing the camper around, but rumor has it their are 'fixes' for such problems?
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