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Old 05-14-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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Bunkie Boards Help with RV Bed Overhang

Anyone using a Bunkie Board to compensate for the overhang in the mattress? We use them for our kids bunk beds and they're pretty cheap, but they are also comfortable over just adding some extension plywood. At least you get some extra comfort support and solve the overhang challenge.

Just need to see if a standard size is going to fit. Will have it home tomorrow and will take some measures.

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Old 05-15-2014, 12:44 PM   #2
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I added 2 stabilizer jacks to the overhang portion on the bed. When the slide is out, they eliminate sagging (and possible breaking) while sitting on the bottom edge. When not in use I just flip them up out of the way.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:53 PM   #3
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Our mattress hangs over even the overhang. U think I need something under the mattress too first.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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Bed board supports

Great idea Drivmsafe, where did you get the supports and what do they look like. Maybe post a picture?
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:18 PM   #5
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Our mattress hung over about 5" past the board so I added 5". Our bed lifted on hinges towards the head of the bed (not sure why, no storage underneath). I just removed the hinges and cut a piece od plywood the same thickness as the underboard, and inserted where the hinges were. Used straight flat brackets to re-attach so no movement of the board occurs. Now our mattress is doesn't hang over any more.

Albert1950; here's a link. They're the same type stabilizers that are used at the front of small trailers. I bought mine off Amazon

1k RAM Stabilizer Jack | SJ-100 | Nuera Trailer Parts
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:10 PM   #6
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Looks like the Queen dimensions are 58 W X 79 L. I think I can buy a Queen Sized Bunkie Board that will make it more comfortable and shore up the footing.

We have these on our kids bunks and they make for a solid bed overall.

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Old 05-25-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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If anyone wants to improve the comfort of the queen bed. I did buy the queen sized Bunk Board Box Spring mattress and was able to get it all worked in.

Here are the steps, it took about 30 minutes.

Measure your setup.
Buy queen size bunkie board from a local mattress store about $66.00.
Raise the mattress up so it rests on the built in amoire/dresser - let it rest there.
Raise the heavy hinged bed support and use bungees to hold it up before it knocks you out cold, it's very heavy! A bungee hooked on the cabinet handle running down the side and hook under a metal slide bracket, worked for me.
Now you can tilt the mattress out, onto it's side and slide it out of the bedroom.
Bring in the bunkie mattress, on it's side. As you move into the bedroom tilt it and start to bring it up on end - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE BOTTOM SIDE FACING THE RIGHT WAY SO YOU CAN DROP IT DOWN IN PLACE BEFORE YOU GET IT IN THERE.
Now also bring the mattress back in the same way

You are going to end up with the bunkie board and the mattress both standing up on end.

Lower the hinged bed board. Carefully lower the bunkies board and mattress together. Don't break any handles or window cords - go slow.

Comfort awaits. Your mattress will no longer sag and you'll get much better back support.

My DW said, "Oh Gosh yeah, much much better."

Good Luck Grotto.
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ID:	55153 I added a 7" spacer at the top of the sliding portion and some 1 x 3 strips to beef up the overhang. The spacer was cut from a 2' x 4' piece of plywood with an overhang to connect with the existing slide. I also replaced the sheet metal "hinges" with real ones. If you want details, let me know.
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