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Old 04-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Tip - folding up bunks

Received this tip today and I wished I heard it a year ago.

When preparing to fold up the bunks, run the side mattress straps over the metal bar after it is folded on top of the mattress prior to snapping it in place. This approach makes the straps a little tighter and it utilizes the bars to hold the mattress in place.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Received this tip today and I wished I heard it a year ago.

When preparing to fold up the bunks, run the side mattress straps over the metal bar after it is folded on top of the mattress prior to snapping it in place. This approach makes the straps a little tighter and it utilizes the bars to hold the mattress in place.
Good tip. I saw that on the how to video on YouTube produced by RVW.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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We were told that on our walk through. I also pull all of the canvas into the trailer and tuck in excess canvas on both sides while pushing up the door.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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Yep, that's how we were shown.
Also saw pics from other owners showing the same way, on RV.net's Hybrid Forum.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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I am wondering how many use a ladder to inspect the doors for stray canvas getting in between the seals on the door and camper? We are going to get ourselves a ladder to help inspect the top of the slide and the co-pilot wants one tall enough so she can inspect the top of the bunk end doors too for proper seal after closing. If people drag ladders along how big do they bring? She is lobbying for a 6 foot fiberglass.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:28 AM   #6
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That is a good tip ! I keep trying to figure out if there's a way to keep the inside from being as bulky as it is ~ guessing that's what the curtains are for ~ so it won't be as noticeable?

WM, DH bought a 4' step thingy to drag along but I would need the 6' ~ I tell him to do the outside and I'll do inside.

Just as a side note, be careful lowering the bunks. This may sound goofy but I underestimated the weight today and nearly knocked my face off ~ glasses flying, black eye, you get the picture......not feeling too smart.....
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:21 AM   #7
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We are going to get a 4' step ladder as well to help put on the gizmos. I have a 6' but I only have a 5 1/2' bed and I don't want to take up the extra room by putting it in diagonal.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #8
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I usually bring a milk crate to stand on.. It works for me..
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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i have a liteweight 4' ladder i got at Walmart but i don't need it for checking the canvas. i use it for putting the PUGs on.
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bikendan, speaking of PUGs, I purchased some PUGs but haven't attempted to put them on my 23ss. I purchased the Super High Wind PUGs.

How do you go about securing them to the top of the canvas? Just curious as you are a seasoned Roo camper.

By the way, I also bring along a 4 foot ladder so that I can check the slide roof prior to bringing it in.

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