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Old 05-17-2015, 09:43 PM   #1
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Safety bunk rails

Little one fell off the bottom bunk last weekend. Now, the nine year old is scared of falling off the top bunk. What are you using for bunk rails? The usual toddler rails you can can buy for home beds require the weight of a heavy mattress to keep them in place. I don't see how they would work with a light RV bunk cushion.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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We bought 4" custom cut foam to add to our bunks (and then put the original "mattress" on top of it). This gives us enough "oomph" for the toddler rails.

Another option would be to find the side rails from a bunkbed and mount them. Seems rather "permanent", though.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:31 PM   #3
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We put pool noodles under the fitted sheets along the outside edge of the mattresses.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:49 PM   #4
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We got these from Wal-Mart or something like that. Kids never fell out all the way up to 11 years old. See pic.......
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:56 PM   #5
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I made a custom one out of 1/2" sched 40 PVC. Don't have any pictures though. Actually, I need to make a new one as i didn't retrieve the old one from our accident. Pretty simple design, 6 90's, 2 "T's" , two 24" pieces of pipe, and three pieces of pipe about 5' long or whatever length you want the rail to be.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:58 PM   #6
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I used 3/4" pvc to make some. The wife sewed up some covers that slip over the top. On one set I added a union to each side so the upper part can swing out of the way. So far so good.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:31 PM   #7
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I made some out of PVC too. I painted them oil rubbed bronze to match the hardware in my tracer.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:03 AM   #8
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It's hard to believe that these bunk house units don't come without a rail. I added a rail to one of the top bunks early this year as my daughter was also afraid of falling out and I have a portable rail like the one in a previous picture for the bottom bunk. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:49 PM   #9
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We got these from Wal-Mart or something like that. Kids never fell out all the way up to 11 years old. See pic.......
Dd used those up until last year when we got rid of that trailer. She was 16 and never fell out. Looks like the same mattress thickness.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:33 PM   #10
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I took one these types of shelves:



and fastened it short side down so it's a nice vinyl covered sort of fence. I used a 4 foot piece of it.
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