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Old 03-06-2011, 11:29 AM   #15
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When I took delivery of my 5 er at the factory I tried to make the bed. The queen bed is snug in the slideout. There were 3" or 4" like arm rests beside the bed on both sides that made it all but impossible to make the bed. Needless to say they are still at the factory. I have a shelf over the bed and a valence over the small window beside the bed. I get up for my needs at night. An alarm clock when needed is on the valence so I can hear it. I use it rarely though.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #16
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I bought a thing that hangs on the wall by my head that has pockets that will hold my glasses, book, etc. works great so far.

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I'm going to miss the nightstands we had in our 5th, the new Georgetown doesn't have that option with a King bed. Think I'll use some folding brackets and make my own.
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Do a google search for folding cupholders. Take your pick and install whereever you want.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #20
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If you have at least 3" clearance for the slide to operate, you can easily attach a folding shelf to the wall next to the bed. All you need is a piece of shelving (you can get pre-stained, or plain and stain yourself), a piano hinge and folding bracket. Not knowing how your layout is, but in mine I just lower the shelf and it does not obstruct the operation of the slide.
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Try home depot. Ask for a schonch, or "what-not-shelf.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #22
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I made my own

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OK, I love my TH but the slide out in the bedroom means that I don't have a nightstand to put my water on!! Anyone out there come up with a fix? I've tried to find really skinny nightstands (6" wide) but come up empty. Do I have to make 'em myself?


I do not know if you are handy with wood, I am not by any means, but I made my own and it works great. I only have 7 or 8 inches between my Queen and the bathroom wall. So I measured how high I wanted my night stand and I topped it not only with trim but some left over vinyl flooring I had from when I laid my floor in the 5th Wheel. It works great and the vinyl wood floor top handles wet cups and glasses with a breeze and is waterproof. The construction is all 1 X 1 with pre drilled holes and general purpose self-threading screws, similar to sheet rock screws the black ones. I counter set them filled them in with wood putty and stained and varnished the whole set up with Cherry stain. It worked great and it solved my night stand issue. You really do not need a pattern. It is just a matter of figuring out your lengths and screwing it all together. I used a plywood top with the vinyl flooring glued to the top of that with liquid nails. I trimmed the top with molding that I had mitered. I think the whole project cost me like $20. If you have wood working tools all the better, but a circular saw, electric screwdriver really is all you need. Good luck if you decide to build your own. You can see in the picture my homemade choice for a pattern as I wanted the bottom heavy to keep the thin stand steady. I use for all kinds of things, remote control for TV, Glasses, water and I just found out I need a Bipap machine for obstructive sleep apnea, so the machine will sit on it. Very versatile.
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