"The solution/fix is this easy"....not so fast. Our murphy bed was in the slide room...which means reduced ceiling height. Our murphy actually dropped below the slide floor to accommodate it. That Rockwood murphy is on an end wall, which means full ceiling height.
There is another murphy bed that folds down sideways (instead of end to end) to saved ceiling height. Now that reduces the bed length to 68". So, still no viable solution.
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