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Old 01-20-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Maximum bedding thickness in bunk of ACE?

In looking at the dropdown bunk in the ACE, it looks like a memory foam topper might be in order, but I'm curious if there is an issue of how much bedding you can put up there and still allow for the bunk to retract adequately.

Is it an absolute necessity for the magnets to "catch"? Assuming you don't have 5 inches of foam/bedding/etc, will it "compress" a reasonable amount of bedding, or it is necessary to remove the bedding before stowing and traveling?

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The foam topper is only part of consideration. The bedding has to be loose enough to bend at almost 90 degrees when the bed folds up. If you take the front corners off the mattress before you retract the bed, you can overcome that.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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The foam topper is only part of consideration. The bedding has to be loose enough to bend at almost 90 degrees when the bed folds up. If you take the front corners off the mattress before you retract the bed, you can overcome that.
Surely no problem for a blanket or two to bend 90 degrees? So...I guess I'm looking for input from those who have added several inches of bedding and retracted the bed.

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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Yes, it in absolutely necessary for the magnets to catch. Long story, but just trust me on this.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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Yes, it in absolutely necessary for the magnets to catch. Long story, but just trust me on this.
I will indeed trust you on this! So...in your opinion...ok to leave bedding in place and lift the bunk during the day (while parked, and to create more space up front) but take bedding off and make sure magnets catch when travelling?

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With my limited experience (4 months of ownership), anything more than a mattress pad and bottom sheet decreases the magnets effectiveness. I make it a habit to make the bed when I arrive at the destination.
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We tried leaving the blankets on and putting bed up, it does not work, gets all bound up at the fold. We just leave sheets on, take off blankets.
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We use the foil type insulation on our windows when on the storage lot, found that even a few sheets did not allow the bunk to make contact correctly no matter how we distributed the sheets. I believe that the bunk was made for the mattress only.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:33 AM   #9
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We don't have the over cab but I did buy 3 " memory foam toppers for the dinette and fold out couch... much more comfortable . We just stow the toppers under the bed in the bedroom when we get up
Its kind of a hassle but its worth it for. The much better night sleep
Good info though , thanks
This model is on our wish list and I never thought about the topper
Not fitting
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