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Old 11-30-2016, 05:52 AM   #1
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The loft bed on my 2017 Thor Windsport 31s is "racked". Pin on passenger side is installed but "jammed" and I cannot remove. The pin on drivers side is out and the loft is down about 1-2 inches on drivers side. The loft has never been used. It was lowered only to store some sheets and 2 beach towels. I am afraid to try motor with pin installed. Will not raise manually when pressure applied from below on drivers side.
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The loft bed on my 2017 Thor Windsport 31s is "racked". Pin on passenger side is installed but "jammed" and I cannot remove. The pin on drivers side is out and the loft is down about 1-2 inches on drivers side. The loft has never been used. It was lowered only to store some sheets and 2 beach towels. I am afraid to try motor with pin installed. Will not raise manually when pressure applied from below on drivers side.
-run the bed all the way back up until both sides are at the top
-see if you can remove the Passenger side pin lock, or else install the Driver side pin lock


these rail-based beds can shift/lower both while driving and sometimes just by their weight alone... once I removed our pin locks and forgot to re-install them before driving - the bed was lowering itself while we were traveling and got out of 'sync' on one side.
What I also realized, though, is that the bed generally will not come down equally on both sides on it's own - which means it will always bind up somewhere before it reaches 'bottom'.

the solution to any of these scenarios is to either RAISE it all the way to the top, holding the button until both are in line, or LOWER it all the way to the bottom until both are stopped.
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The TMC drop-down bunk loft is driven by a form of single track Scwintek lift. If it gets out of alignment to the point of jamming, you must follow the trouble shooting steps to manually move it to the full-up or full-down (may require accessing the drive controller) to then allow re-sync of the motors.
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I recommend calling TMC Customer Service if you cannot find the bunk lift manual:
https://thormotorcoach.com/contact/

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This happened to me a number of times. I momentarily hit the down switch and then press the raise and up it goes.
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The advise to "bump" the switch downward and then back up is spot on. Do it every time we use are bunk (which is every day when our grandkids are with us).

Now if the bunk is cattywampus (technical term for uneven) then you can follow the video. BUT if the bunk is extremely cattywampus and the motor won't move it, I have had to physically lift/push the lower side of the bunk up until the motors would engage and be un-cattywampus enough. Then you need to do the retiming as shown in the video. I had to stand under the bunk with my back against the bottom of the bunk pushing up with my legs. Now mind you, I am a 6'3", reasonably fit 66 year guy and it was a strenuous effort.

Best advise - keep the pins in when not in use or suffer the cattywampus effect.
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