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Old 02-22-2014, 11:56 AM   #31
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:07 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by force View Post
We keep a fitted sheet on the mattress & topper to keep them as a single unit. When we fold the bunk up, I make sure the mattress is folded and pushed as far toward the front before I flip the front bunk up from the outside. Have not had a problem with anything staying in place.

Note that I do not use the little snaps to hold the mattress in place. Those things are a little silly imho

Here are a few pics I just took. Was time to check the Roo's hibernation status today anyway.

That's impressive, Force. And those are 3" foam mattresses?

I may have to give that a try. It'll be worth it. My only thought when I try this in the spring is to make certain the bunks remain sealed when closed and there is no undue pressure on the latches (where they bolt to the frame).

Thanks for the pics. That's helpful.

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Old 02-22-2014, 01:06 PM   #33
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Thanks Scott. Yes, 3" from Target on the front, and I think it's just a 2" on the rear bunk for the kids.

Agreed on the seals & being careful about latch pressure. I carry a 4' ladder so I can get up and see all the seals really well as I close it up, while my wife pulls the canvas in tight from the inside. I can get the bunk pretty tight before working the latch, so I don't think it adds too much pressure (knocks on wood).

I've also traveled down some pretty rough roads, and everything stays in place just as the pic shows.
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:39 PM   #34
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Grizzlygibbs, doesn't your Roo have the straps/snaps to fasten the mattress to the inside of the bunk door?
that's what mine has but i'm only familiar with the older bungee/snap canvas. don't the newer pre-attached canvas ones still have this?

by the way, we have no issues tucking the canvas in with the mattress fastened to the bunk door, not in the 7 years we've owned ours. not even with the foam topper. we do something similar to Force, but our topper isn't that thick.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:15 AM   #35
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Thanks Force, mine falls from that position when I have the foam pad on the mattress.

Bikendan, it does have the snaps on the bed platform and the mattress but the snaps do not stay attached with the added thickness of our Costco Gel Memory Foam topper. It bulges out like Force's mattress and inevitably ends up on the ground or up against the slide. The slide catches it on the way out. Not a huge issue but enough to irritate me. I was just curious how others addressed this.

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