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Old 07-12-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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take apart bed frame/put in bigger mattress?

Hi all,
So I realized almost immeditely that the bed in my RV is not gonna cut it. Its a full I believe, so I got a queen RV mattress to replace, however it will not fit because the bed is snug up against the dresser on the left. I was thinkin I'd rip out the dresser and take out the bed frame (I have no carpentry skills whatsoever) and thus have room for the queen mattress. Thoughts?? Advice?? anyone know how to do this? and how to make it not look awful after I rip out the dresser (since I hopefully wanna still sell this thing someday)

All help appreciated. Im very new to RV lifestyle
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(I have no carpentry skills whatsoever)

Perhaps this isn't a project you shouldn't undertake.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:46 AM   #4
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Surely it can't be that hard to take thigs apart? I am not as much worried about it looking good as I am just wanting to take the stuff apart. I was gonna just put a collapsible household bed frame in after and I will happily cover the floor spot with a rug and the wall with a piece of art if it looks bad afterward.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:05 AM   #5
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Measure the bed first. A queen is 60 inches wide. How wide is your current mattress and how much would you need to remove to fit your new one? Also check the length. A lot of camping units use a short mattress so a long one may give you access problems to other parts of the bedroom.

FWIW most camper units have been using queens or larger for a while. You may already have one.
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@nothermark and others ....
Hmmmm? Tks for the reminder about "short". I have a short king (72x76), hate it since its just not long enough or comfortable. When not extended the mattress buttes right up to the other side with no room. Am wondering if a nice bed pillow will fit there better. Am also wondering if I should get a mattress pad to make the bed more comfortable (softer). Any suggestions would be accepted. tks
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What you are thinking seems possible. Keep in mind the room left when it's closed up if there is a slide, and the type of mattress you buy. A foam mattress can be made to go through restrictive doors, but a spring mattress framework may not fold up enough to get inside.
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I had several customers who were tall. The short mattress's just would not cut it.I suggested they have a 6 inch filler made. It was the thickness of the mattress by 6 inches. Each night they slid the mattress down six inches and installed it between the mattress and the headboard. In the mourning they removed it and put it on top of the bed. They all said it worked well.
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I should have said the filler is made of foam. Buy the middle price foam. a couple of my customers went with the expensive foam and said it was harder to handle because of the weight. Remember the foam is only supporting the top of your head.
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To make the bedframe wider, I would not tear the old one out. I would add a 2X6 to the side and support it with several 2X6 between the board and the floor.
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Cool, I appreciate all of the suggestions so far, I will go ahead and measure the mattress but it's so tiny I doubt it's a queen. Has anyone taken a dresser off the wall before? I have no idea how they are attached
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Easy Peasy, most are fastened by screws and some even just glued to the walls. Go slow and take your time. You can do it. You wone need an entire new frame just add a 5/8 piece of marine plywood and your in. I did it in a 2012 Allegro Red from queen to King.
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