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Old 04-29-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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How much weight can you have on top bunk beds

Hello everyone I'am a new owner of a Salem Cruise lite 281 QBXL (fiberglass) and I can't find anything saying how much weight the top bunks can take without structural damage?
Funny thing is I have asked several different people at the dealership and I get different guesses from each one!
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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I'd try reaching out to the manufacturer directly (most dealers are just guessing any way ).

See if you can find Salem in this list:
https://dealers.forestriverinc.com/D...nformation.pdf
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:26 PM   #3
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Hello everyone I'am a new owner of a Salem Cruise lite 281 QBXL (fiberglass) and I can't find anything saying how much weight the top bunks can take without structural damage?
Funny thing is I have asked several different people at the dealership and I get different guesses from each one!
On our 181bhxl Cruiselite trailer, the bunkbed has a sticker underneath, it says a maximum of 250 lbs
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Just guessing, sorry, but most I've seen are in the 250 Lb range. However I've seen some posted 150 Lb, and some 300 Lb. Definitely should be nothing rated less than 150 Lb. I think all bunks could be a little beefier. Ours are rated at around 250 I think, but if I get up there (180 Lbs), it sure does flex a lot. Just like a kid, I had to try it out.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:48 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone, I called the factory numbers given to me and they told me 250 max !!!
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Good to know!

I'm thinking of ripping the top bunk and retrofitting cabinets with more side and back support. Another option is to mount a big screen TV up there that I can watch from the back dinette area.
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