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Old 08-16-2018, 12:56 PM   #1
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First new part inspired by the Rally (thanks to MouseHouse)

When I was at Sunseeker, we took an idea of a netting for the cabover and tweaked it. The seatbelt brackets hanging from the ceiling looked terrible. So we moved them to the wall and engineering changed that to little clips...so when the net was down or removed, you didn't even know one was there.

I liked that idea, but did not love the idea of the netting (and it still had to screw to the bunk mat) or anyone getting tangled up in it or that it interfered with climbing in and out of the bunk. So after seeing the wood guard that IsataMatata built for Mousehouse...I wanted to get back on that project. Also...was there a way we could make it retro to anything we had built.

First pic is the netting we did at Sunseeker
2nd picture is the one I took at the Rally.
3rd is the first installed proto-type.
(The evolution of design)

(Thanks for all the ideas, some are still in process. Maybe the very first thing that came from the Rally was to delete the drip cap over the entry door. The entry door already had one and it is normally under the awning anwway, so the only thing the drip cap was doing was falling off. Which of course I was blamed for crappy quality...but the tape was still on the coach, which told me it was the supplier that was not prepping THEIR side of the tape as that tape came pre-installed. So for anyone that loses a drip cap...I'd suggest cleaning off the tape and calling it a day)
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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Your prototype looks good. Even though our kid has never fallen out of a bed, he really wanted a bunk rail. Our dealer designed the wooden one and surprised us with it on pickup day. (shout-out to Bob Ledford Adventure Motorhomes). We'll still take credit for the inspiration though, LOL.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:06 PM   #3
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Good to know...nice to have even if you use it for storage. SUPER light too. This ended up being about 5lbs, maybe.
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Looks nice Brian! I like the concept a lot.

Looks like this install was in a 36DS or a 30FW, correct? In the 35DB, it looks like the rail would interfere with the ladder _or_ the occupant climbing the ladder would then have to go over the rail when they got to the top.
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Looks nice Brian! I like the concept a lot.

Looks like this install was in a 36DS or a 30FW, correct? In the 35DB, it looks like the rail would interfere with the ladder _or_ the occupant climbing the ladder would then have to go over the rail when they got to the top.
I grew up camping in a Hi-Lo with a bunk similar to this concept. our bunk had a railing that hooked into place easily and was also the ladder. so it was dual purpose. during the day we set it up as a ladder. not worried about falling out unless we were being dumb kids (still never fell out and we were dumb a LOT). and at night after we climbed into bed it was put into place as a railing.
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This is great, wish we had it a few weeks ago. Our 7 year old fell out in the middle of the night and landed on her face. In addition to looking like she got into a fight, she had a loose front tooth that it knocked out. She has always ween a great sleeper and has never feel out of her bed anywhere, was just a freak accident.

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This is great, wish we had it a few weeks ago. Our 7 year old fell out in the middle of the night and landed on her face. In addition to looking like she got into a fight, she had a loose front tooth that it knocked out. She has always ween a great sleeper and has never feel out of her bed anywhere, was just a freak accident.

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This is great, wish we had it a few weeks ago. Our 7 year old fell out in the middle of the night and landed on her face. In addition to looking like she got into a fight, she had a loose front tooth that it knocked out. She has always ween a great sleeper and has never feel out of her bed anywhere, was just a freak accident.

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My heart sank when I saw the photo before I read your comments. May she recover quickly.
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I love this! A great example of why I am proud to be a Dynamax owner. Nice job Brian!
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This is great, wish we had it a few weeks ago. Our 7 year old fell out in the middle of the night and landed on her face. In addition to looking like she got into a fight, she had a loose front tooth that it knocked out. She has always ween a great sleeper and has never feel out of her bed anywhere, was just a freak accident.

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ouch...yes, my wife always had them sleep perpendicular when they were little. No chance to roll out.

I think it will get the go ahead in the next week. Once I have a part number, I will make it available for purchase. Should be installable on just about anything,
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