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Old 07-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Broken Bottom Bunk on the 365SAQ?

Does anyone have a fix for the lower half bunk in the rear bedroom? I notice that it is comming apart. It is not built strong enough to handle stepping on to get into the top bunk. Bad design! Any way I was thinking of some kind of leggs that would fold down to support it? any ideas?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a fix for the lower half bunk in the rear bedroom? I notice that it is comming apart. It is not built strong enough to handle stepping on to get into the top bunk. Bad design! Any way I was thinking of some kind of leggs that would fold down to support it? any ideas?
Pictures would sure help.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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We had the same thing happen 1st night we had ours my wife stepped on bunk to put something in the closet and the bunk came apart. I took the bunk out put some more srews in the frame and now we have a square stool that we put under it to brace it when its down and the stool also has storage so we put kids snacks in it. I spoke with sierra sales rep and told them they needed legs on that bunk.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the idea's. Mine came apart on the bathroom side. Forest River had to know that anyone using the top bunk is going to have to step down and on it to get up there. My kid is only about 130# and it didnt hold up.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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I just welded mine back together,added a little more aluminum in the corners on the mitered end. Still have to make some folding legs so it cant hapen again.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #6
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I just ordered 2 legs that will bolt on and fold up when not in use. I figured I would add some screws to the frame to strengthen it up.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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I just ordered 2 legs that will bolt on and fold up when not in use. I figured I would add some screws to the frame to strengthen it up.
Where did you order from? I would be interested in them as well
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:07 AM   #8
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I ordered them with Amazon because I got free shipping. I will put them on Friday and will let you know how they work.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:25 AM   #9
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Check Ikea - they may have some kind of legs that should work. I bought a different camper, but this was one of the big things that kept us from buying the 365SAQ.
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I hurriedly built legs for mine the day after I received it from the dealer and a couple hours before heading to FL for spring break. I'm going to rebuild them out of aluminum and weld in more support to the frame work itself. Then I'm going to cover the bottom with dry erase board for my 5 yr old (or teenagers) to draw on when folded up.

The other thing about the 365SAQ is, why didn't they put the awning power outlet on a switch? Good in theory, bad in design.
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