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Old 01-28-2016, 10:44 PM   #1
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Squeaky Bed

We just purchased our 2013 allegro 36L. We didn't notice it until we slept in it for the first time, but the bottom right side (facing the headboard) of the bed squeaks rather loud when you sit on that corner or even just getting out of bed. It looks to me like the side of the box frame lifted away from the bottom and the side moves up and down when there is any weight put on that corner. I plan on lifting the side and try to line it up with the bottom, then add a 2 x 4 inside that will sit over the board that glides on the roller when the slide is moved in and out, then install screws through the side and the front into the 2 x 4 to prevent the side from moving up and down.
Has anyone had any similar experience with this bed?

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Old 01-29-2016, 05:57 AM   #2
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I have read about this design issue before. The bed box does not sit on the lower wood frame (that rides on the rollers) but is stapled to it from the side.

Not sure if Tiffin has ever addressed it......

I was going to pull the bottom out of my bed this spring to clean under it, and ensure the wires that are bundled under there are still ok. When I do that, I'll see how the sides are attached on our bed, and see if it makes sense to do some reinforcing, add some L brackets or what ever.

In the meantime, we are cognizant not to jump onto the bed, even more so when the slide is in, and the end of the bed is cantilevered over the rollers which exaggerates the design weakness.

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Old 01-29-2016, 06:03 AM   #3
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We have a 2013 35 QBA and if yours is like mine I am very familiar with your problem and I have some photos of the fix. I will post them when I find them. Mine had double roller on each side but the bed frame only rest and rolls on one of the rollers on each side. The real flaw in the design was the roller has a 1x4 that rest on it that carries all the weight. The 1x4 does not fasten to the bottom of the bed frame but sits inside of it like a diving board. You need to look inside the storage box and you will see the floor is a piece of thin luan. It is not fastened down but the front of the box sits on it. I took sharp utility knife and scored the luan, you can then lift it out. If it is tight you may have to drill a small hole in the luan near the foot and take an end of a coat hanger fashioned like a hook and stick in the hole and snag the luan to pull it up. Save the luan to put back in when you are done.
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:21 AM   #4
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I hope this is the link to some photos and thread I started on the Tiffin Trvn network.A Part of the TiffinRVNetwork € Login
Just to follow up since mine was repaired it has not sagged or squeaked at all. It does not require the slide to come out and was not that difficult. The key to the repair was the first 1x3 that was place under the foot of the bed and glue and secured in place.
Please PM me and I am sure I can help you do a permanent repair.
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Here are a couple of pictures of the 1x3s secured under the foot of the bed.
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