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Old 03-25-2019, 11:59 PM   #1
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Heavy or Not to Heavy .. the Bed

2004 Winnebago Adventurer 35U on a Workhorse chassis .. passengers side slide (moves out the bedroom & hall double sliding door closet) it currently has a queen size bed [which is the problem {or at least for me} ] Now comes the question ..I have found a Wall Hugger King size bed that tilts at the head and foot of the bed .. the issue is the unit will weigh in at 200lb - 250lbs .. I do not want to tax the slide or damage it because of the extra weight .. any idea what the factory limitations are on the slide .. thanks Glenn
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:24 AM   #2
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suggest you call Winnebago Tech Sipport at 1 (800) 537-1885. i’ve called them several times with weight and other issues. they should be able to give you a straight answer.
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RK I took your advise and reached out to Winnebago and spoke with one of their techs .. he said winnebago does not set a weight limit on that slide but says it routinely tests them at 1500 lbs .. so with that said he wasn't promoting 1500 lbs as a limit but was implying the use of commonsense when using the closet ect for storage .. Glenn
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glad that worked out for you. we had a 2000 Suncruiser 35U on the ford chassis. loved that MH. we should've kept it but traded it in for a '16 Suncruiser 38Q. good luck to you.
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I was just wondering, you say you want to upgrade to a King from a Queen bed; however, did you take into consideration the change in width of the beds? As far as the length they are the same , that is if you get the RV King.
What I'm saying is that Queen bed is 60" X 80" and an RV King is 72" X 80". If you go with a real King it is 76" X 80" and a Cal King is 72" X 84".
So the question I have is, is the area for the mattress wide enough to handle it?
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Regarding the width of the King bed .. this is posing a problem .. in two locations ..the first is the 35U has a large (12"+) nightstand on the front side of the coach ..the other nightstand located towards the rear of the coach is very small maybe 4" or so ... the other is at the foot of the bed (front side) is a narrow closet that extends into the bedroom a few inches ... with all this being said I have found that Bed Tech offers a adjustable bed that is a wall hugger and the foot of the bed also retracts .. at this point .. I believe that before I pull the slide in I would compress the bed to its smallest profile this would allow me to completely close the slide without the bed actually coming in contact with that small narrow closet ..this would be the best case senecio for the foot of the bed clearance .. now looking at the larger nightstand I am going to have to remove it and cut it down to allow enough room for the wider King to fit between the two nightstands ... at this point it is time to examine the larger nightstand and how it is installed .. and I am also going to make a cardboard template to help with a visual .. so I'll keep my fingers crossed .. glenn
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RK.. the wife and I also fell hard for the 38Q & the 37F .. I actually married the two of them and sent it to Winnebago .. the livening room in the 38Q Fantastic .. the extra 1/2 bath in the 37F desirable .. 38Q Great choice .. Safe Travels
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RK.. the wife and I also fell hard for the 38Q & the 37F .. I actually married the two of them and sent it to Winnebago .. the livening room in the 38Q Fantastic .. the extra 1/2 bath in the 37F desirable .. 38Q Great choice .. Safe Travels
we thought a good choice, too. we've had lots and lots of problems. we wish we had kept our 35U.

assuming your bedroom is laid out and is the same dimensions as ours i think the counter under the two shirt closets is, i think, 1-piece. countertop, that is. tbe frame for the drawers on the left is likely another piece as is the hamper on the right side. we converted that hamper to a cabinet. the two nightstands at the head of the bed will likely come out as single pieces.

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