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Old 05-04-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Overhead Bunk - Removal and Reinstall

We have a 1986 Class A Allegro Bay. We had a leak above the driver seat where the bunk is. The bunk pulls down and pushes back up. We had to remove it to fix the leak.

DH is having a heck of a time reinstalling it. Does anyone know if there's a trick to it? It's spring loaded and we're afraid I'm not going to be strong enough to pull it down and hold it there long enough for him to put the bed back in. We don't want it to spring back up and put a hole in the new ceiling!

Thanks for any input!
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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Ok, nevermind! We did it. It's just very hard to do! We had to get our neighbor. Ended up taking 4 of us to get the bunk platform back in. Just took lots of manpower! Happy it's back in! Now I can start cleaning the motorhome and get ready for our weekend camping!!
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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We just went through some of the same things. We had a small leak along the trim above our bunk. Had to seal it, replaced the trim, and cleaned the area above the dash. After we got it into place we had to reinvent the wheel (so to say) to anchor it above the driver. Today we finished the last of the fixes and are ready to load the remaining items for next weeks outing. First of the year, but not the last.

How does yours do on the power end? Mine seems to be a bit of a dog.

Good Luck and Happy Camping
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Wow! Sounds like the same situation! Our leak ended up pretty bad! We think the leak had been their for quite a while. We ended up removing part of the roof to replace everything. Here's pics We were going to sell the camper...but

But it's all fixed and ready to be cleaned up today, plugged in, loaded up...and we are outta here tomorrow for the weekend!! So ready!

DH doesn't complain about it being a dog when driving! He drives Class B trucks for a living, so I assume it's fine.
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Wow that is far more damage then we had. Our leak looked as if it began just a few months before we purchased it. Just needed to clean and restain the area. We did recoat the roof and put new trim up. Question - Does your MH seem to have little power? Mine seems to not have a great amount of power when climbing hills.
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No, it doesn't seem to have a problem climbing hills. We have lots of steep, curvy hills around here. Sometimes I will drive my car and DH will follow me. It keeps up just fine.

Last summer, we had some engine work done. Our mechanic said it's one strong engine. Right now it has 22,000 miles.
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