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Old 03-22-2019, 02:02 AM   #1415
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Here's an opening window/door option I'm sure some of you have tried. My reason was, the small window on my side of the bed didn't open and I love hearing the outside when I sleep. Fresh air is great too lol.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:14 PM   #1416
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$100 Mod.

After replacing the 5th or 6th entry door latch @ about $120 - $170 + time, over many years, I went to machine shop.

If the part shown (die cast pot metal) has ever broken for anyone else you know there’s a problem getting in or out of RV.

Had to find a old type machine job shop (non CNC shop).

Took broken bolt to have a replacement machined from cold rolled steel.

Reinstalling bolt in mechanism was a bit of a chore. Hinge pins, for exterior handle, must be drilled out & replaced. I used 3/16” pins & 3/16 ID HD poly tube for steel pin to aluminum hinge wear surface. Peter
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:57 AM   #1417
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50/50 Split Queen adjustable Beds anyone?

Well...SWMBO'd Spoke...
So Now just finishing up the Major upgrade for our coach..
Bought the split adjustable bed frames and mattresses from Mattress World ( www.mattressworldnorthwest.com)


Frame(s)
BedTech 2000 50SPL Adjustable Base(s)(2 bases side by side)

Mattresses
England-Hollywood 50split Mattress (2 mattresses side by side)

Cost was a little under $4,000.00 All in..
Had to special order for the split queen size.. 3 weeks wait time to deliver.



1st...
MEASURE Your Bed...You need 80" length & 60" width

They DO NOT manufacturer frames for the short/RV/Cali Queen or King beds.. Only for the full size Queen /King.
Our Coach is a non bedroom slide floorplan.(The bed is over the DP engine bay.)
Realized that the gas struts used to lift the bed giving access to the engine bay were not going to be strong enough to lift the additional weight of the bed frames and mattresses
Ordered 2 electric 16" 300# actuators online.
After some research felt that the original 1" piano hinge would not be mounted strong enough to handle the added force of the actuators..so swapped it out for a 3" piano hinge.. Looking back I think that a 2 1/2" would have sufficed.


Fabricated 2 mounts for the top end of the actuators from 1" aluminum angle and drilled 5/16 holes to attach to the existing bed base/engine cover (used the bolt hole for the gas strut as the 1st mounting for the angle)


Mounted the bottom bracket to a convenient shelf/beam alongside the engine.
NOTE! I lowered the engine cover and went outside and hand positioned the bottom brackets, then grabbed a rattle can of paint and painted the bottom brackets.. thereby marking where I needed to drill the bolt holes for the brackets..



Wired the electrical in and used a handy spade fuse box with unused terminals..( installed an "Intermittent on-off-intermittent on" toggle switch for controlling the actuators extend and retract.
(NOTE.. I may have to add another toggle switch as the 2 actuators do not exactly extend or retract at the same rate...they seem close , but time will tell.
Do to the additional height of the added frame (7" with the short legs .. will have to get the furniture "gliders" that use a 3/8" bolt for mounting in place of the supplied legs..will drop the height by 3"..(still will have to build an 8" step platform for the DW to get into bed)
The final bed height will be 33" to 34" high from the floor.


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AND... DONE!!!
Wife IS HAPPY!!!!
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Looks mighty comfy!!
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Looks mighty comfy!!
It really does! Well done on the installation and installation description.
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It really does! Well done on the installation and installation description.
Thank you to all..
Same mfg of mattress that we have in the S & B..
The adjustable bed frames allow each sleeper to get it "just right"..
(I raised the head and foot up just a little.. and before I knew it... woke up an hour later..
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Thank you to all..
Same mfg of mattress that we have in the S & B..
The adjustable bed frames allow each sleeper to get it "just right"..
(I raised the head and foot up just a little.. and before I knew it... woke up an hour later..
Naps are mandatory!

If I had known then what I know now I would have never argued with my mother when she said "nap time"!
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