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Old 06-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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King size bed lift

The designer of my motorhome obviously never tried to sit up in the bed and watch tv. First there is a window at the head of the bed with no headboard, second they built the cabinets so low that you hit your head when sitting up. So what are my options? I was thinking about getting a bed frame that electrically raises the head of the bed. I have seen them on high dollar Prevost buses but can't find the company that makes the bed frame. Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone made their own electric frame? I plan on having the cabinets removed and cut in half and reinstalled so I have some of the storage.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:33 PM   #2
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RV Designers are seldom RVers, just as automotive engineers are seldom mechanics. They sit back with their computers and " cad " programs and lay things out that look good on paper but don't fly in the real world.
I think your heading in the right direction with your mods, too bad you have to do them on a new coach.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:25 AM   #3
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All elevating beds I have seen requite a fairly large area under the bed to accommodate the lifting mechanism.

In my RV this would not be possible without removing the fresh water tank which takes up most of that space. If your water tank is located elsewhere then it is almost certain the space under the bed is taken up with storage.
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Actuall, the bed sits on a pedestal that houses the slide mechanism so I can't remove it or shorten it. There are a number of bed frames that can be manually pulled up and I was thinking of designing a hydraulic lift mechanism for it. Was hoping someone knew of one that was already manufactured for rv's.
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Hae you thought about getting a foam wedge made so that you would be elevated to watch TV?
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Yes I have thought about a wedge but if I am going to go that route there is an inflatable wedge that fits under the mattress and raises it. I have to talk to the maker of the mattress to see if it will bend.
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Have you contacted a medical supplier

Medical suppliers have beds that lift from the headboard, but they can also lift the foot of the bed if you want. I don't think it would raise your bed very much if you decided to go that way.
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I thought about that also. I may have to go take a look at the way they are built and see if I can build my own
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