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Old 05-24-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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2016 Rockwood Minilite 2306 - Murphy Bed issues

Took the trailer out of storage, used it on the long weekend. Found there is a hole in the floor where the Murphy bed feet meet the floor. I am waiting for the Dealer to respond on what they are going to do to repair this.

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Any ideas why the foot on the bed would go through the lino and the plywood?
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:48 PM   #2
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There is a small design flaw based on my opinion. If you try to sit on the bed, like propped by the wall and 2 adults sit. The Murphy bed has the tendency to close. The front is like a flap and moves according to gravity. When the "Oh Crap!" comes up, it will slam down and the front is not perfectly aligned with the bed (90 deg). Might end up in moving the legs and adding uneven pressure. Happened to me, the front leg was not 90 deg was like 80~70ish, canted.

I think; FR needs to address this issue by some sort of a locking mechanism on the Murphy bed to keep the bed down.

To me, seems that is the problem.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:56 PM   #3
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I would agree on the design flaw. There does need to be a lock, as well as something to stop the pillows from falling off the head of the bed. I have emailed the pictures to the dealer I purchased it from. I will see what they say
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:05 PM   #4
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Just got back from a week long trip. The feet of the murphy bed are starting to make a imprint on the floor on the street side. The side by the door was ok because we keep towels and rugs there. I would highly recommend that anyone with a Murphy bed put some kind of pad under the feet. Jay
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:11 PM   #5
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the picture of the holes in the floor are on the street side too. My plan is, I am going to put a matt across the camper now to help cushion it. and possibly remove the small rubber feet and replace it with felt the whole size of the wooden foot. That should spread the force across more sq inches.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:35 AM   #6
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We removed the metal feet and covered with felt furniture pad they do not seem to leave indentations, our murphy bed has a strap that goes from head to foot that keeps pillows and blankets in place.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:44 AM   #7
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We removed the metal feet and covered with felt furniture pad they do not seem to leave indentations, our murphy bed has a strap that goes from head to foot that keeps pillows and blankets in place.

Ours has the strap as well, but that's just for stowing the bed and it doesn't work when you are sleeping in the bed
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:08 AM   #8
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Yes, is a problem for pillows falling behind. I bought the 2 biggest pillows that I can find and use them as headboard. So far so good.

As far the bed closing while sitting on it? We just keep in mind one person can sit at the time for now, until we find a good solution.
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We use a mattress pad to fill the space at the head of the bed, to keep the pillows from falling behind. And my wife and I will both sit upright, leaning against the front wall of the camper, while drinking coffee and watching the news in the mornings and have not had any problems with the bed trying to close.


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Old 05-25-2016, 07:49 AM   #10
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Menards has the exact same color wood my 23lb has so I just made a taller headboard and don't loose pillows anymore.
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