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Old 05-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #31
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OK, confirmed with Darren our se rep, that removing the stop blocks in each of the 4 tracks WILL allow the upper bunk to keep traveling down. THe upper bunk brackets are not fixed to the chain, the top bunk brackets are just resting on the lower bunk bracket (that is attached to the chains). the stops.. well, "Stop" the upper bunk in the position they wanted when you have 2 bunks.
so, the stops held in with the screws are coming out and i can lower the bed further now that i have no more 2nd bed back there and i can leave it in the upper bed position so it goes all the way to the ceiling.

he also said that if you have the walk through dinette option in the cargo area, that lower bed that folds up would reduce the walk through height due to the folding brackets taking up room below.. but none of us discussing that have that option. we all have just the actual beds. it does appear that Don's lower bed is thinner or something than mine pictured above.
OK, Is there a way to make the bed go higher closer to the ceiling? Don says he's 5 9" and still can walk under the 2 beds without hitting his head.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #32
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I think I figured out how to get more height. Melkman, after I read your post I went out and checked. The upper brackets are free floaters. My lower bed is connected to the chained bracket. In my case all I need to do is move my lower bed up to the next floating bracket for more height. The bed will go up higher because it is above the chained bracket. In your 1 bed case bolt your bed to the first floating bracket from the ceiling. Beds will still go up and down even though they are bolted to the floating brackets. The chained bracket will move bed up and it allow them to come down. I would also reverse the brackets for more height. This explains how Don can walk under his with 2 beds and still have a couple inches of clearance. He also said his beds go all the way up past the rear door opening. I hope you understand this explanation.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:03 AM   #33
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lol.. pretty much exactly what i posted yesterday, post #29..

ps: posted long ago my "L" brackets are already upside down so they are holding the bed a few inches higher. been that way since day-1.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #34
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Here's my two cents..... I looked at this situation in my th. my plan was to remove the top bunk and adjust the limit switches on the lift motor to allow the bottom bunk to raise a bit higher. The limit switches are the plastic buttons sticking out from the motor housing. It turns out that my teryx fits, barely, without mods. However if it starts rubbing due to bouncing i will try my bunk removal plan. We have the pass-thru dinette and party deck so just pulling the bottom bed out is not an option.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:58 PM   #35
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Here's my two cents..... I looked at this situation in my th. my plan was to remove the top bunk and adjust the limit switches on the lift motor to allow the bottom bunk to raise a bit higher. The limit switches are the plastic buttons sticking out from the motor housing. It turns out that my teryx fits, barely, without mods. However if it starts rubbing due to bouncing i will try my bunk removal plan. We have the pass-thru dinette and party deck so just pulling the bottom bed out is not an option.
So there are travel limit switches? I need to check it out.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:18 PM   #36
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I plan to look at mine and see what mods I can make to have them go to the ceiling. If I figure something out I will post pics. If anyone else figures this out, please post pics if you can.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #37
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I plan to look at mine and see what mods I can make to have them go to the ceiling. If I figure something out I will post pics. If anyone else figures this out, please post pics if you can.
If yours is the same as my 35x12 it appears that causing the bunks to go up any higher would cause the top bunk to hit the lift motor. That is why I looked seriously at removing the top bunk hardware to allow the lower one to go up farther. I lucked out in that my Teryx fits with about an inch to spare, until i buy new tires, i suppose.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #38
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remove stops.. bed goes down further

yes, removing the 4 metal stops within each of the 4 tracks allows the top bunk to continue moving down, yet allows the single bed to go pretty much to the ceiling (4.5" from the ceiling is all i measured left once in full raised position).



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and for those wondering about making the top bunk (or only one you have) go a bit higher, just make new "L" brackets with a longer section that attaches to the track.



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here is my bunk in full raised position. I can't even go any higher really as the extra memory foam and pillow get squished. Even with those out of the way, i measured just over 4.5" from the ceiling to the top of the bed frame..



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Old 05-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #40
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Melk-man - thanks for the information. I will have to look at this and more than likely try it.
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