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Old 02-06-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Bed frame failure

We were preping the trailer for use and lifted the mattress to put some stuff in the storage bay under the master bed. Inserted the hold open and BANG! the end of the bed frame failed. The weight of the mattress against the middle of the end of the frame was too much and the staples ripped out.

Have a temporary repair with a corner bracket on both sides. Looking at the wood that the manufacturer used, and the cheap staples and glue, I've decided to pull it all out and build a proper frame with good hardwood - will probably use good maple stock.

Can't believe the cheap pine that was used int he original frame.

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Mine collapsed from the botto and started to cave in, in the storage compartment. I had to beef up the top section of the storage area and place (mini studs) for a lack of a better term, but used 1X1's all around the storage area under the bed. by the way, My wife and I are under 150 lbs each and do not jump in bed. It was a very cheep build and I think that a lot of these units have cut corners to make them as inexpensive a build as possible. you know, that proffit margin for the stock holders. I think they don't even consider the consumer.

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Repaired my other tt bed frame with a couple of aluminum angle irons. Fixed!
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