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Old 07-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Upper bunk weight rating... 2013 Greywolf 26DBH

Scoured through their website and owners manuals... and can't find any weight ratings for the upper bunk in my 2013 Forest River Greywolf 26DBH.

The reason I want to find it, is because 1 of our kids left his cell phone up there and when the Mrs. went up to get it, she broke through. Scraped up her leg and the plywood didn't fair very well either.

Then, I saw how thin the plywood was, 1/4" plywood up there... crazy thin... we're lucky the 12 year old didn't break through and we've had 2 kids up there before.

Easy enough fix, I cut a piece of 5/8" OSB plywood to shape and it's good for my own fat arse now, but I wonder if they publish a weight for it at all?
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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I've wondered this myself, as my boys are getting bigger...
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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I do not think they are made very well. On are '12 coachman I just remade the upper bunk as the fram was pulling away from the wall where my sons head is. Framing was made of 2x2 pine, and the front and back had two 3" screws into two studs. Along with the thin plywood. I braced up the bunk with shelving brackets off the bathroom wall studs and add some heavier plywood and now have a full upper bunk.. and I can lay my big fat 300lb self up there
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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My 2014 has 5/8" OSB on the top and the bottom. Lifted up the top and I see cross boards then the thin ceiling of the lower bunk. Did they just forget your plywood?
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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Could be... 1/4" plywood was on top, and the lower bunk's ceiling was on the bottom. I wasn't going to dealer for a $12 sheet of plywood. Done with now
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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When we were looking at new campers, A LOT of them had ridiculous low ratings. We saw a 100lbs bunk rating for a kids room. We also saw a double bunk rating that said 225lbs. It was just crazy. The one we have now shows a 220lb single bunk rating. That seems reasonable as it is a small upper bunk and the bottom one has no posted limit. I can understand making things light, but some of these weight savings are just dangerous.
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