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Old 08-23-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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Air bed angle

I have a 2005 HR 42 DSQ with an optional air bed in one of the couches. It works fine except when you pull it out it's not level with the floor. It seems to be out of level by several inches from the top to the bottom.

I've looked at all the connections and everything seems normal. I can't see anyway to adjust it.

Does anyone have one of these beds and is yours the same way.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
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At first glance, it appears the manufacturer didn't account for the floor thickness on the slide out. But then I saw the large dog mashing down the foot of the bed😘

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Old 08-24-2015, 01:35 PM   #3
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Some sofa beds have it so that the panel supporting the head can be raised up to an angle. Make sure that isn't the case with yours, the mattress frame should be a straight line. If it is raised up, usually pulling it all the way up will let it go down again.

But in your case, I'm having the same thoughts as Rbhein: perhaps the sofa is mounted on a slide that doesn't have a flat floor. The sofa is designed to sit on a flat floor, so the foot end is now too low. I would be surprised if there is any adjustment in the mechanism to handle this unusual installation situation, your only option may be to put some support blocks under the foot end leg?
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:32 PM   #4
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I'm going to kind of disagree about the motorhome manufacturer not taking into consideration the slide floor being a bit higher as when I look at the head of your mattress, it appears that it is higher than it should be. If you look at other "Air Dream" RV sofa beds, they all have the head of the bed lower than what yours appears. I've attached another image below so you can compare.

Therefore, I'm thinking that somehow, you have to lower the head of the bed somehow. Can you pull on it a bit more to see if it will lower the head of the bed?

Compare where the mattress is in relation to the back and arm rests of the sofa:

And see this video of a similar "Air Dream" bed and again, compare where the back of the sofa and arm rests are in relation to the mattress. The head of your mattress is definitely much higher:

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Old 08-24-2015, 07:04 PM   #5
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The bed is on a slide that is not level with the floor but that is only 3/4-1 inch. The bed is at least 4 -5 inches out of level. It's hard to see in the picture but the metal frame has a "cutout" which looks like it can drop over the front of the couch several more inches. It just doesn't seem like there is any way to make it go down more.

The head does have an up and down position. I guess for watching TV. In the picture the head is in the down position.

Thanks for the input guys!
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You have something wrong there. Mine is level when it's out!
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:23 PM   #7
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Yeah, there is something hanging up. It most likely is metal hanging up on the wooden front frame of the sofa. Somehow the metal frame of the sofa bed is not unfolding or settling down like it is supposed to. The foot end appears normal in the picture. It is the head that is way too high.

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