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Old 09-04-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Storage Space Under Bed?

I'm a new owner and am moving from a 30' travel trailer. The TT had relatively easy access to the void under the bed for storage. The "new" Pacifica with king size bed and memory foam top appears semi fixed. I have tried to lift it at the foot end and only get it to rise a couple of inches. I'm wondering if the mattress platform is fixed in place with no piano hinge near the head of the platform. Or, maybe, it is just much heavier than I'm use to. It to has a memory foam topper and with it being king size it must be somewhat heavier that the TT queen bed. The TT had two spring piston extenders under it to offset its weight. If no storage under the bed just what is under there except every kid's nightmares.

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I have a queen with Memory foam, it is extremely heavy I had to put larger shocks on it to assist in lifting DW could move it before but does it with one hand now.

I don't remember the exact size but i added 3" in length and doubled the pressure of the stock ones, after first trial run piano hinge came fling off so I had to install larger piano hinge on the front.
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I failed to mention that the king bed slides back and forth across the box beneath it as its slide out does the same. I wonder if there is even a piano hinge on it at all?

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If no storage under the bed just what is under there except every kid's nightmares.

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Just a guess, but perhaps there is a water or waste tank under the bed ? Maybe an outside storage bay ?
My 31K class C has a queen size bed and about a 3' wide section of the platform was removable, but screwed down. I bought it new, but someone before I bought it, had pulled up the platform, enough though it was screwed down. I haven't bothered to fix the thing. My freshwater tank and 12volt pump are under the removable section, and the aft section has outside storage under it. There would be very little storage available in my case anyway. There is plenty of available storage in the rest of the MH, more than I've ever needed.
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The Pacifica is a DP. Usually the bed covers access to the top of the engine compartment..
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:21 AM   #6
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Gordon, there is a piano hinge about 18" from the head of the bed, so with the bed not tilting from the top it makes it harder to lift. I have the queen bed in mine with no lifts. I just made a prop to hold the bed up if I need to raise it up. I found that there isn't a lot of good usable space because of the slide mechanism, but your bed is a foot wider. The memory foam is indeed heavy so on that note, the lift supports would be a good idea. You can Google them to find the right ones. PPL I believe has them in their parts store.

Did you get your camera problem sorted out?
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Gordon, there is a piano hinge about 18" from the head of the bed, so with the bed not tilting from the top it makes it harder to lift. I have the queen bed in mine with no lifts. I just made a prop to hold the bed up if I need to raise it up. I found that there isn't a lot of good usable space because of the slide mechanism, but your bed is a foot wider. The memory foam is indeed heavy so on that note, the lift supports would be a good idea. You can Google them to find the right ones. PPL I believe has them in their parts store.

Did you get your camera problem sorted out?
Re the TV camera problem I got into the modes, etc. and found a factory default setting. When I triggered that everything flipped to correctly present the real world.

Since the bed frame support box is fixed to the floor and the hinged mattress platform is attached to the slide, installing the normal piston spring lifters would engender special consideration. If their base is attached to the deck closer to the head of the bed and the other end is attached to the bottom closer to the foot of the bed of the mattress platform they would have an angle. This would the piston spring pusher to expand and relax as the slide comes in and compress them as the slide is extended. It is the compression that would assist in lifting the mattress platform. I can only access the end of the bed when the slide is extended. I'll have to get a peek under there to decide whether or not there is enough usable storage space to justify the work.

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