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Old 08-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Winnebago bed extension

Hi Folks - As most Canucks have discovered, American Queen bed sizes are about four inches shorter than ours - which is absolutely bizarre because we all come from the same stock!

Be that as it may, the bed in our 2008 unit was too short for us. So I extended the plywood deck under the mattress by four inches using a piano hinge and then made two braces with hardware to lift and hold the mattress and the plywood up as far as the pistons would allow. I flip the extension up under the mattress so if the braces fall off when you are in VERY rough terrain, the mattress deck will not scratch the wall. (When the slide goes in it does not hit the wall because of the longer mattress because it is up on an angle)

Works for us
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It is not American Queen beds are shorter...but a lot on RV manufacturers use what is called an RV queen, which is shorter. The queen beds at home are the standard length.

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The Queen bed in my Monaco is standard length.
The one in my old pace arrow was not.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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It is not American Queen beds are shorter...but a lot on RV manufacturers use what is called an RV queen, which is shorter. The queen beds at home are the standard length.

Ken
Hi Ken - it is not quite that simple. What I am really saying here is that you need to measure the bed! Which most of us do not think of doing that in the rush of the excitement of buying an RV! As JimM68 correctly points out, bed sizes do vary between RV manufacturers. They obviously use whatever mattress size that fits the layout - so if you are tall, buyer beware!

USA & Canadian Bed Sizes

Full Double 54" x 75"
Full XL 54" x 80"
Full XXL 54" x 84"
Queen Sofa 60" x 74"
Queen 60" x 80"
Super Queen
Olympic Queen 66" x 80"
XL Queen
Queen Waterbed 60" x 84"
King Standard or Eastern King 76" x 80"
California King Western King, King Waterbed 72" x 84
Grand King 80" x 98"
Long King
72" x 104"
Wyoming King 84" x 84"
Alaska King 108" x 108"
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