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Old 02-11-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hide-A-Bed sloped

The hide-a-bed in our RV has a significant slope on the platform where the air mattress lies. The part at the back of the couch, next to the wall, is about 4-5 inches lower than the front of the couch. The part that swings out from the front to make the rest of the bed has a couple of inches of plastic spacers where the rail that touches the floor connects to the couch frame. It's as if they raised the front of the frame to accommodate the drawer under it, added spacers to make the room side of the platform level, but then forgot to do anything with the part at the wall.

The first time we used it our guests were very uncomfortable and we ended up making the part at the wall the foot of the bed. That wasn't ideal and I like it the other way.

When used as a sofa, the back of the seat seems right. I doubt I'm the only one who's observed this problem. What have others done to fix this?

My only thought so far is to make a plywood "wedge" platform, to be used only when its a bed, to take out that slope. (A styrofoam wedge would be noisy.)

Ideas?
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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You just have to park-----

You just have to park that SANIBEL with the door side lower that the driver side to accommodate for the sofa sloping-------

No seriously, you caused me to go look at mine. I checked it by opening the sofa out. Mine is level! Are the legs in the back the same length as in the front?
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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I've got the same issue with our Primetime Crusader. I hadn't noticed it until my son complained about it this past weekend. I will be looking at it this weekend for a solution. Additionally, the air mattress that comes with it starting leaking after about 5 uses. I'll be tending to that this weekend also.
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I see even the high dollar PrimeTime has the same couch as the lower price ones. My Crusader has the same problem. I wondered why myself on the hide-a-bed slope problem. Also have the leaky mattress too.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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Sorry about your leaks. When I saw all those staples along the edge holding that black fabric down I immediately put duct tape to cover all of them. I'm hoping that will let me get more uses out of mine (fingers crossed).

It would be interesting if this is a PrimeTime only problem.
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You can adjust the leg on the foot of the bed. There are 4 bolts (if I remember right) that have plastic spacers on them that you can move to raise or lower the foot of the bed. This drove me crazy, as in ours, your feet were above your head. Finally took a look and it's a simple fix. Probably should have been a PDI thing at the dealer, but I doubt they really think of things like that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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You can adjust the leg on the foot of the bed. There are 4 bolts (if I remember right) that have plastic spacers on them that you can move to raise or lower the foot of the bed. This drove me crazy, as in ours, your feet were above your head. Finally took a look and it's a simple fix. Probably should have been a PDI thing at the dealer, but I doubt they really think of things like that.
Thanks, I'll take a look at it this weekend and report back.
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You can adjust the leg on the foot of the bed. There are 4 bolts (if I remember right) that have plastic spacers on them that you can move to raise or lower the foot of the bed. This drove me crazy, as in ours, your feet were above your head. Finally took a look and it's a simple fix. Probably should have been a PDI thing at the dealer, but I doubt they really think of things like that.
That's what I had thought on first inspection. When I looked at it more, I realized that changing those spacers is just going to lower the foot, but it's not going to change the fact that the middle of the bed (the front of the couch) is higher than the part at the wall. Removing those spacers will make the bed sag at the head AND the foot.
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I have never looked to see if there is some type of adjustment at the head of the bed. I know mine was level except for the foot, which was high.
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I also have a Crusader with the same couch. It also sags at the head of the bed ( near wall ). The air mattress also failed ( air leak ). Primetime replaced it under warranty. I have removed the spacers with no luck, trying to make the bed flat. My only fix was to purchase egg crate foam and place it under the first three feet of the head of the bed. The foam lifted the head area and made it some what flat. The couch it self is not vary comfortable. I have often considered replacing it with an after market mattress stile. The other aggravating thing is the drawer below the couch. It does not stay closed when the trailer has been in motion. I remedied that by putting a couch pillow on the floor between the couch and the Kitchen table. The bottom line……the couch is of poor design…..and air mattress suck……………
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