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Old 04-25-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Weight Limit on Top Bunks

We take delivery of a Surveyor 294 in a couple of weeks. We have two teens (boy 17, girl 14) and two younger kids (girl 8, boy 5). I'd like to put the teens on the wider bunks, which means one will be on a top bunk. Does anyone know how much weight a top bunk on this model can hold?
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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In our rockwood 8313ss, I believe the swing-down bunk has a weight limit of about 150 lbs. Our old camper, which was a Fleetwood Terry had fixed bunks (not the swing down type)and the weight limit on the top bunk was 150lbs. I am not sure if the 150 lbs is a standard weight limit on all bunks, this info is just my experience.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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We take delivery of a Surveyor 294 in a couple of weeks. We have two teens (boy 17, girl 14) and two younger kids (girl 8, boy 5). I'd like to put the teens on the wider bunks, which means one will be on a top bunk. Does anyone know how much weight a top bunk on this model can hold?
I have a surveyor 235 rks and have slept with both my children on the top bunk. Mind you, my children don't weigh 100 lbs together (yet!) because they are only 5 and 7. I myself am far from skinny and around 200 lbs. I am going from memory but I thought my bunks had a limit of 300 - 350 lbs. each???

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I hope you're right - it will make my life a lot easier!! I see you're from Ontario - so are we. Where do you like to camp?
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my sv 291 (little brother version) is rated at 300# on the top bunk. Hope it helps
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:29 PM   #6
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That does help, thanks. How did you find out the rating? I have checked my brochure front to back and have found nothing on this topic.
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mine has a little sticker on the fwd bulkhead about 2" below the bunk.
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Thanks - I'll look for that on mine when I get it.
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I hope you're right - it will make my life a lot easier!! I see you're from Ontario - so are we. Where do you like to camp?
ANYWHERE! . We are from the east side of T.O. How about yourself? You got some spots picked out already?
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We've been tent campers for 15 years and stuck pretty much to provincial parks close by (we're in Brooklin, just north of Whitby). Our favourites are Balsam Lake and Sandbanks.

Now with the trailer we're getting a bit more adventurous - we're going to go to and from Florida, camping along the way and staying at Disney's Fort Wilderness. This first summer I am being cautious and pretty much sticking with KOAs (which I remember well from my own childhood).

I counted last night and I have 30 nights of camping booked between May and September - can't wait!!

By the way, I contacted Forest River and for my model, the 294, the weight limits are 150 lbs upper bunk and 250 lbs lower bunk.
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