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Old 05-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Murphy Bed Problem

Anyone out there have their bed tear loose from the wall where it is screwed in?
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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Murphy Bed problems

I realize that this thread is old but I thought I would respond to it because I had the same problem with my Murphy Bed about three weeks ago. The mounting screws at the pivot point of the bed ripped out. I was just going to take it back to the dealer but then I thought I would see exactly the problem was. What I found, what I think, was a combination of poor design (only 1 screw per side) and poor workmanship, (the screws were not into solid material very well). I decided to repair it myself because I was afraid the dealer would just fix it the way it was. I disconnected the 2 spring shocks that assist opening and closing the bed. They are rated a 100 pounds each and were a ***** to get back in place. I installed 3 screws per side, used longer screws, and made sure they got a good bite into solid material. I am confident that this fix is much better than it was and will not give me any more trouble.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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We did the same, 3 screws per side and we put a piece if 2x4 for the screws to bite into did not trust the 1x1. Pretty shocked at how poorly it was mounted considering how heavy it is.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:26 AM   #4
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Hello, just got my brand new Rockwood 1905 this weekend, got it home, all excited to use it on its' first trip soon, and while checking things out again in the driveway, I think I am having the same problem as described in this post - can someone confirm from the pic below/attached. It looks like mine had more than one screw in there, but they all seem to have missed the mark. I guess my quesiton is how to I reach back in there to be able to screw this back into the solid wood instead of the thin panel it was "attached" to to begin with? Should I try to attach this myself? Should I make the five hour round trip back to the dealer? Should I call FR and inquire if there is a local authorized facility? Kind of bummed, but I don't think it's the end of the world, and can probably be resolved easier than I'm thinking???

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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Same Murphy Bed problem.

Sorry to see the pic of your new camper. That picture looks like my problem only with more screws. My camper was over a year old when this happened, so I decided to repair it myself. Since your camper is new I would contact FR and see how they want to go about repairing it, even if you have to return it to the dealer. Another post said they added a 2x4 for better support. I did not do that. I removed the panel from the short stationary wall and found a steel frame that the screws go through and then into a 1x1 wooden frame behind that panel that has the rips in it. I removed the screws, got the bed back into place, used longer screws and angled them to get a better bite into that 1x1. Sure is sad to see how crappy that design is. Good Luck! Keep us posted on how you make out!
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Join the club! Murphy bed owners - help! Strut mount is breaking


I had my wife push the whole cabinet face back into place, got up inside my outdoor storage area, and added additional screws and brackets to hold it... for now. I made a warranty claim with RVW three weeks ago but haven't heard a thing. Not real happy about the whole thing... obviously a bad design.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #7
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Join the club! Murphy bed owners - help! Strut mount is breaking


I had my wife push the whole cabinet face back into place, got up inside my outdoor storage area, and added additional screws and brackets to hold it... for now. I made a warranty claim with RVW three weeks ago but haven't heard a thing. Not real happy about the whole thing... obviously a bad design.
pg_rider, I saw your posted pics and your damage looks different. I am still trying to figure out how the cabinet broke. Was the top strut not mounted into the 1x1 inside the storage bay or did the side of the cabinet just crack? I can see how the others developed those tears because the bottom of the strut was not properly tapped into the 1x1 (which really doesn't provide much support) but I can't see how yours cracked like that.

It looks like the struts were properly mounted into the 1x1's on my unit BUT the screws split the wood on the 1x1's in a couple places which worries me. I'd like to fix this before it develops into a bigger problem.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
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Due to this thread I checked to see how our murphy bed is mounted. Luckily-ish, in our nearly 2 week old 2013 1901, there is nothing in the outside storage to limit my view. Yep, a piece of 1x1x6 with 4 screws is all that's holding the m.b. on each side. Well, 2 pcs I suppose on the door side since two of the screws completely cracked the 1x1. Will be replaced w/2x4 before next use as preventative. At least they got all 4 screws in the 1x1 (on both sides).
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #9
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Hmmm....now I'll need to go take a look at the one in my camper. We've had the unit for a couple years now and haven't noticed anything up to now.
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I have a 2014 Forest River Micro Lite19FD and mine just broke also like everyone described.
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