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Old 02-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Angry Back Breaker Bed

The Bed in my 2009 Flagstaff Super Lite 8528rlws 5th wheel is a back breaker to make and the wife wants me to sell it. on each side of the bed there is a step up about 12 inches high and the bed sets almost on the floor about 4 inches high. It is a back breaker to make and you have to be a contoursionist to make it. You have to set on the bed to get into the sliding wardrobe (clothes closet) and it is impossible to stand up and get into it. What are the step ups on each side of the bed for? I would tear them out if not structural. Anyone know if they are or what they contain?
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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I replaced my "serta" with a postapedic (spelling) from sears.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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I replaced my "serta" with a postapedic (spelling) from sears.
That does not help with making the bed no matter what mattress you use. I installed a memory foam mattress pad 1.5 inches thick on top of the mattress. it is comfortable once you get in the bed which is also a chore. The problem is making the bed and the bending to do so. Also access to the slide out closet (wardrobe).
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:33 AM   #4
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We saw one of those at an RV show last week.
I nearly tripped over the "step" along the side of
the bed. Also noticed you'd have to sit on the bed
to access the wardrobe. We moved on pretty fast.
Sorry about your back!

Our bed isn't great to make but not quite that bad.
Ours is normal height but half way to the wall
there is a high "step". It's actually the pass thru
storage under neath. We can stand with one foot
on the floor and the other knee on the carpeted step
(which is much higher than a step) and make
the bed pretty easy. It's not as easy as those with
a bed you can actually stand beside full length of the
mattress.

Oh by the way our mattress is the short version
I'm 5' 8 so it just works for us but I wish the trailer
was 6" longer and the mattress was too!
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That does not help with making the bed no matter what mattress you use. I installed a memory foam mattress pad 1.5 inches thick on top of the mattress. it is comfortable once you get in the bed which is also a chore. The problem is making the bed and the bending to do so. Also access to the slide out closet (wardrobe).
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...YUP !!! ... it's a "live and learn" situation. We had several situations with our first travel trailer and the bed making problem was one of them. Suffice to say that when we traded it for a new one, we were a little smarter in knowing what types of things to look for. A couple of other examples (courtesy of my "better half") - the need to be able to use the kitchen sink without having to stoop down under an overhanging cabinet, a coat closet that is handy to the main entrance/exit point, adequate lighting in strategic work areas, a pantry is a must, etc, etc.

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