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Old 12-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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pull down bed 1986 GBM

Bed above drivers seat will not stay up. My question is what holds it up are there strong springs in the boxes where the arms that hold the bed are attached.

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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I had one and yes the springs should hold it up.
May have lost the tension from age or left in drop down position all the time.

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #3
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We have one in our 87 Allegro. When we put it up there are 2 velco straps on each end. They loop through the bed (metal bracket) and attach. It will stay up without the straps, but will hang about 3" lower. Send me a private message and I can take a picture for you.

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:20 AM   #4
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My 79 winne brave had seat belts the you locked in to keep it up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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My Holidday Rambler has one and it will stay up on its own but it has two metal clamps that insure it will stay up there. I have never used it and probably never will. I've even considered removing it but it would leave some big holes in the sides, however it would leave more headroom in the cockpit.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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Thanks all for your help. I will take it apart this wekend and try and fix it. It has one strap on one side and when it is taken off the bed does not want to come all the way down.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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Hi Golden 278, We have a winniebago elandan 1986 35 ft, I also had a bed over the drivers seat that would fall on my head while driving down the hiway at 65 mph. Had to pull over a couple of times to work on it..I told my wife that was it...Took my tools and worked on that bad boy.. If you look on page 86 you can see where I took it completly out and gained about 6 to 8 more inches of head room... Sure is nice not to have a bed on the head....
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:58 AM   #8
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I fixed the bed issue by spraying WD 40 on all moving parts and added a $3 heavy duty utility hanger at the end of the swingarm boxes on each side. They can be swung out when bed is in the stowed position and swung in out of the way when the bed is in use. I will try and send pictures later. I tried using straps but they were to much trouble.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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I did the same thing to mine. The other thing that I did was to stuff foam rubber inside of the springs and around them, Those things would twang when you would hit a bump.

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