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Old 09-09-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Cabover bunk safety

New unit doesn't have safety net for small grandchildren. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:56 AM   #2
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New unit doesn't have safety net for small grandchildren. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
So far I haven't seen any of the cabover beds in the Class C's that do have a safety net. Is there a sofa bed or a bed that can be made from the dinette the grand kids can sleep in? Can an older child sleep on the outer part of the cabover bed?
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On the Thor Fourwinds and Chateau Class C's there is an option for Cab Over Child Safety Net.
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On the Thor Fourwinds and Chateau Class C's there is an option for Cab Over Child Safety Net.
Thor told us it couldn't be installed as an add on, because bracing has you be installed inside walls on both sides???
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So far I haven't seen any of the cabover beds in the Class C's that do have a safety net. Is there a sofa bed or a bed that can be made from the dinette the grand kids can sleep in? Can an older child sleep on the outer part of the cabover bed?
Was an option, but not installed on our unit
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:36 AM   #6
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Look at using bed rails for toddlers, they can be easy removed and folded up for storage.


https://www.walmart.com/browse/baby/...9171309_670359
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:39 AM   #7
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I think I would make a side by screwing a wide sheet of 1/4 luan to A piece of 1 inch nominal pine and slipping the 1/4 under the cushion. Weight on the cushion would anchor the plywood. Some anti skid mesh for under rugs would beef it up.

If the kids are really small I would have them on the floor on foam pads with a fleece blanket. Can't roll off that far enough to get hurt. Fleece can be easily cleaned. Check backpacking stores for pads. Shorties work well for small kids.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:23 PM   #8
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I have the 2017 Forest River Sunseeker and it does have the safety net setup for the cabover bunk. I believe it was an option item in the "camper" package my unit came with as it attaches to a seatbelt that are attached to the walls for support.
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Our bunks also didn't have rails or a ladder, which surprised me.

Not my blog, but very similar to what we rigged up.

PVC RV Bunk Bed Rail - Geek Prepper

Lives on the bunk when not in use, easy to install when making up the bed.
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Pick up truck tailgate net. Works great in my pick up truck to keep the children in the back seat.
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bunk safety

Could you rig up something with a truck tailgate net? Then you could take it on and off.
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Really appreciate ideas, tailgate net seems to be vote. Thank you
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Note #4 spells out the issue with the truck tailgate net. Looks good but what do you fasten it to?
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I had been searching for netting for my bunk. All of the ones I found were too short. I needed about 86 inches. I finally found a company that sells longer nets of all sizes. Comes with hooks and screws.

https://www.organizedobie.com/Barrier-Stretch-Nets
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