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Old 06-22-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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2017 38A Bunk beds to hard

Is is just my 2017 38A or do others have bunk beds that are like sleeping on a hard road? My granddaughter said her bed is to hard. I got on it and it did not sink down one bit.

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Old 06-22-2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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It isn't just your imagination. Told my significant other that a city bench would be more comfortable then those bunks in the '16 38A. Our border collie thinks it's his. He's right!

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Old 06-22-2016, 12:07 PM   #3
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2017 38A Bunk beds to hard

I've tested our bunks (2014 390BH) and they're not too bad... My kids / guests have never complained. My father in law prefers the bunk over the sofa bed! We've added a blow up mattress that goes on the sofa pullout and it's much better. I've heard of others putting a memory foam piece on the bunks.


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Old 06-22-2016, 02:56 PM   #4
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Haven't tested our bunks but never had a complaint from my grandkids or from an adult female who has slept there. I too have heard that others put foam toppers on their mattresses.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:01 PM   #5
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The Bunks in our Wildwood TT are hard.. My kids prefer the jackknife sofas..

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Old 06-22-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Have a 2015 38A and liken the bunks to the bunks I slept on in the Sub.Service.Not to soft and not to hard,just need the right pillow.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:14 AM   #7
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I would agree, our 2016 38A bunk beds are as hard as a park bench.

So far, only the cat has really appreciated them. No one else has lasted a night.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:21 AM   #8
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Ironically this is the first time my 2 granddaughters are complaining about uncomfortable hard bunks. We will have to look for memory foam toppers for the bunks.

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Old 06-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #9
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We have had several trailers and regularly purchase 4" foam pads to go under the thin ones the manufacture provides. We have also ordered from a local mattress store a residential style mattress for the master bedroom with pocket coil, pillow top etc. It usually takes about 3 weeks to get thrusting size. Our new trailer has a double lower bed in the bunk house. We are ordering a residential double mattress so for it
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:05 PM   #10
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We found the perfect solution. Our guests say it is like sleeping on a cloud! I found a featherbed that is actually made for a fold away cot (so it fits the bunks perfectly). Go to The Vermont Country Store | General Store | Classic & Hard to Find Products Fiberbed Topper item # 47313 $59.95 Best money we ever spent!
We also found a good one for the fold out sofa bed in the livingroom. It is called the Sleeper Sofa Mattress Topper. Home Decor, Storage Solutions, Outdoor Furniture | Improvements Catalog Full size fits perfect Item # 396292 $79.99 The same catalog also offers a "Sleeper Sofa Bar Shield" (item #422627 $39.99) that helps even the surface out.
I hope this helps.

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