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Old 05-02-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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Surveyor 233t uncomfortable expandable bed

Hello everybody... I just bought a 2009 Surveyor 233t expandable. After getting it home and opening up the fold out beds I noticed that on one side more than the other there is a huge bump at the end of the bed where the hinges are located. Even with the mattress over it you can feel it when laying down. There is no way my wife and I can both sleep on the bed without one of us having this bump right in our back. Is this normal or is there something wrong with the hinges not allowing the bed to go all the way down?

I have attached a few photos so you can see what I mean. The white pump is where the hinges are located and the mattress covers this but this side seems higher than the other side.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Dave
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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our Roo has a similar thing.
we just have a memory foam topper, which nearly all add to the factory mattress.
it has helped the DW a lot, since she sleeps over it and she's a real "Princess and the Pea".

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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I was just logging on to a dress the same issue!!!!!!! We just bought a 05 surveyor and tested it out, I ended up sleeping on the couch. The design is just terrible.
I'm actually considering building it up and scraping the matress and getting a real memory foam mattress. Just haven't been able to work on it due to 19 inches of rain
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:47 AM   #4
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I think its an issue inherent to Hybrids. We purchased a hybrid last summer , slept in it for 10 nights before deciding we could no longer take the sleepless nights. Traded it for a fifth wheel.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:39 AM   #5
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I just sold a 2004 233t that i purchased new and had the same issue. The answer for our trailer was we purchased a sleeping bag mattress pad from dick's sporting goods approx 24 inches wide and doubled it up to fit that area.Yes its a poor design but the pad made sleeping more comfortable .My wife and i are now enjoying our 2011 rockwood 2604ss ,but really loved our surveyor 233t which is another great forest river trailer.Enjoy your 2011 camping and i hope this will help.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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We've only had 1 trip in our '04 261T, and definitely need to do something about that bump. My wife cut up some "egg crate" foam and put 2 layers under that area, but it's not enough to help.

Building up the low area on the end does not address the problem. The problem is the 1" trim piece that will still be there, stickup up into your back. The mattress isn't firm enough to mask it.

I'm considering building up the low area (to match the height of the rest of the bunk), scrapping the mattress, and going to an air mattress. Like one of those dual-twin "Quick beds", since a standard queen airbed is probably too long for the tenting.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:49 AM   #7
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Our first trip with the 233T Surveyor will be the weekend of Aug 19th - I have the 3 inch memory foam that we used in our former trailer and hope that it will take care of this issue. Especially as I am certain that will be my side of the bed! I'll report back in a couple of weeks.
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Might it be an option to put some foam UNDER the mattress? Not the whole thing? Just to manage the bump?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:00 AM   #9
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I'll have to sleep on it to determine if that will work. As ADKJake wrote about about the sleeping mattress pad, I think I have one with my tent camping items. Worth a try anyway!
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I ended up buying a quality memory foam mattress topper. We put it on top of the regular mattress and it works great

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