Just received our new 2015 (possibly 2016) Shamrock 183 Hybrid trailer.
Got an excellent walk through from our dealer, but remain mystified about the drop down beds.....and we have 3 of them.....lol!
After the panel was unlatched and lowered, we went inside to raise the cross support and insert the canopy ridge support. The cross support was under the folded mattress. This required pulling the folded mattress almost fully off the platform to gain enough clearance to pivot the support upward into position. My wife is well over 5 ft tall and about 120 pounds so this proved to be extremely awkward and physically demanding!
There's no factory information in the "all too generic" Trailer Owner's Manual. Nor can we find a "how to" video for a hybrid bed showing the newer style, which I believe was introduced a bout the 2014 model year.
Has anyone had good luck with removing the ridge support and allowing the cross support to pivot down and rest on top of the mattress
before pushing the panel up and latching? What's the best trick to doing this? Anyone from Forest River want to chime in?
BTW....GREAT TIP on closing the windows and doors with the roof vent fan running to literally suck the canvas side walls inward.
Thanks for that, and it's a testament to how well sealed these units are.
Anxiously awaiting this tip.....as it will allow us both to setup the beds.