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Old 07-17-2019, 10:09 AM   #1
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Should I extend my bed platform?

I assume many rv's have a little hangover of the mattress over the platform. Mine is probably six inches and it bugs me when I sit on it or get off the end of it. I am considering extending the platform with a solid shelf or possibly an heavy duty folding shelf bracket.

I would use a solid piece of wood about 3/4 inch. Anybody else do this or have opinions.

I must get a new mattress and it seems to me it woul be the time to do it.
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If extending the platform doesn't take away bedroom space I say go for it! That would drive me crazy also! How about adding plywood on top of the existing platform?
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If this is a new to you RV; it sounds like a previous owner replaced the RV queen mattress with a standard queen . ( RV queen was 75" long)
Extending the deck , may add enough weight to the bed to require update of the gas lift struts .
When I put a standard queen into my last 5er; rather than extend the deck I built a shelf, on the side of the under bed storage wall, to support the overhang. It's been a number of years but I'll dig around to see if I have a picture.
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"olustee bus".....Most of the bed frames have a plywood platform that lifts up to expose storage underneath. If yours works that way, remove the section of plywood, at the hinge, and add a larger piece of plywood. Use the old piece as a template and add the additional length you're looking for. Once done, buy some thin material, use some spray adhesive and apply it to the plywood, to give it a finished look.
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I added a 1 x 6 board to mine. Used a piano hinge hinge so it folds down. I also put folding legs so it's plenty strong to sit on and get dressed. On mine it can't stay down with slide in. Easy to put up and down. Without it the dog would not go all the way to the foot of the bed. A good simple project for this old guy.
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I assume many rv's have a little hangover of the mattress over the platform. Mine is probably six inches and it bugs me when I sit on it or get off the end of it. I am considering extending the platform with a solid shelf or possibly an heavy duty folding shelf bracket.



I would use a solid piece of wood about 3/4 inch. Anybody else do this or have opinions.



I must get a new mattress and it seems to me it woul be the time to do it.
If you extended the platform just make sure it's not going to interfere with anything while the slide is closed.
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Would love to see some pics of this particular mod.
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Thanks to all for the input. When I get around to it, I will post photos
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our was easy

I was having same issue about 3 OR4 inches on each side. I simply took a 1 X6x6 screwed in and made DW VERY HAPPY
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:52 PM   #10
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I replaced my factory camper queen bed with a standard queen. My platform has a hinge in the middle to allow it to raise for storage access. I just took the hinges off and replaced the two 3/8" thick pieces that were there with 3/4" pieces that were a few inches longer to accommodate the new longer bed. The 3/4" ply is also much sturdier, but heavier. Just remember to measure twice and cut once. I messed up a sheet of ply by not laying out my cuts well.
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I donít understand what the problem is if the mattress covers the platform.
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