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Old 06-16-2014, 02:37 PM   #1
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Shelf-Headboard for 2004 Grand Surveyor

Hi! New to this forum. I have a 26 ft Grand Surveyor travel trailer with a front Queen island/walkaround bed. My problem is that I'm just over six feet tall and my wife and I both hit our heads on the shelf that overhangs the first 4-6 inches of the bed between the closets on either side. We've tried putting the cushions on the bed behind the mattress to force it away from the front of the trailer, but that doesn't help the mattress or support by ankles or feet when I sleep and cuts off the limited legroom to talk on either side of the bed. Is this piece structurally necessary or can it be removed? Jim

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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For those who may have read and wondered, I consulted with a few others and a Camping World in NY State and found out the shelf wasn't structural in nature. After i removed the front thck crosspiece by hand (nailed strip, no sealant or glue), I carefully (where I could) worked backwards from original assembly, lifting off little trim strips and smaller pieces and kept working the main shelf loose. Finally took a rubber mallet and progressively harder taps to see what moved and where. Eventually got it out and tapped the original fascia piece over the same space between the wardrobe closets. Total time= about an hour. A couple of full length trim pieces didn't out so well as they were screwed from behind...but I would have never seen them. The wife did post inspection and gave it a pass. A piece of tape CW put on the shelf front stuck too much and pulled the cover wood-look paper off, which doesn't look great...but I can lay on the bed and not have my feet/mattress under them dangle in the night.
Jim, Alison & Murphy the goldendoodle

2004 Grand Surveyor by Forest River
26 ft. with Sofa Slide purchased in 2013
Upgrade from 2004 8 ft. Flagstaff by Forest River
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