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Old 08-30-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Stowing mattresses in transit in 233S

Is there a solution or trick to keeping the mattresses upright and in place while transporting the Roo 233S? While towing, they shift a little, but my preference is that they'd stay tight and tidy and not fall onto the floor. Frankly, I'm surprised they don't have a rope/bungee to keep them in place. Has anyone found a solution for this, or am I storing them incorrectly? (I stand them in front of the tents, folded and upright, just as the dealer showed me).
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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the mattresses shouldn't have to be removed from the bunk door.
all are designed to allow for the mattress to be stowed vertical against the bunk door when closed up.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:38 PM   #3
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The mattresses have a hinge point about a foot in from the side. Pull the mattress toward you, fold the 1 foot section up, close the bed. Mattress will stay in place during transport. Easy.
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Mine don't stay in place very well when I do it that way either, but I really prefer standing them up and letting the end rounded piece fall onto the door before folding in. Much easier to fold in the bunk, but they really need something to hold them in place then.

I've looked at getting some long tension type curtain/shower rods to put across them horizontally. 10 ft long costs over $60 each, so haven't done that yet. Maybe use 2 placed vertically in front of the mattresses, maybe can use 60in rods that are cheaper.

I realize someone will say to leave them attached to the velcro on the door, that is the design, but the front one on a 233S leans in from the front slope of the trailer, which makes it not stay in place very well, particularly if I deploy the slide without deploying the front bunk.
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Old 08-30-2015, 05:07 PM   #5
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on my 183 both folded bunks stay in place front and back, side one will fall to the floor, so I have screwed in an eye hook between the cabinet doors below and in the middle of the mattress and stretch heavy duty bungees from the bent metal cable hanger assembly on each top side of the bunk. This makes a V-shaped bungee that holds the mattress in place.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:10 PM   #6
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The mattresses on my 23SS fold up and have button hold-downs similar to a boat cover. I snap the buttons down and it stays in place.........has FR changed the design since 2012?
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The mattresses on my 23SS fold up and have button hold-downs similar to a boat cover. I snap the buttons down and it stays in place.........has FR changed the design since 2012?
Yes they have.
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Sounds like we have the same issue. My 233S is a 2016, by the way, since I didn't specify that before. It sounds like the design may have changed from older models.

I like your curtain rod idea, especially for the front tent, which does sit at an inward angle when closed. Also, the Velcro doesn't seem to hold the mattress during the jostling of travel.

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Mine don't stay in place very well when I do it that way either, but I really prefer standing them up and letting the end rounded piece fall onto the door before folding in. Much easier to fold in the bunk, but they really need something to hold them in place then.

I've looked at getting some long tension type curtain/shower rods to put across them horizontally. 10 ft long costs over $60 each, so haven't done that yet. Maybe use 2 placed vertically in front of the mattresses, maybe can use 60in rods that are cheaper.

I realize someone will say to leave them attached to the velcro on the door, that is the design, but the front one on a 233S leans in from the front slope of the trailer, which makes it not stay in place very well, particularly if I deploy the slide without deploying the front bunk.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:44 PM   #9
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Mine have HD velcro.


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Old 08-31-2015, 11:19 PM   #10
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I have 2015 233s. At first I thought the bar was to help hold them but was told no. My front one stays ok. Having the slide in, it helps hold it. The only one that is a major problem is the side bunk. I haven't had it fall on the floor but it hangs off ALOT. Just a bit annoying. At one time i think I even emailed Forrest river and was just told that the bar is to be tucked in the mattress and not used to hold the It.

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