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Old 05-20-2016, 06:35 PM   #11
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Brackets at base cabinet next to door and front wall.
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:41 PM   #12
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This really should not be happening.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:25 PM   #13
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Stronger than stock! The angle iron was drilled out to recess the screw heads. There were ten screws. Even looks stock.

The brackets have three screws into each side. On the base cabinet, we removed the wood tack strip that was held on with small furniture staples and two screws. We installed four brackets in that cabinet.

The same bracket was used under the base cabinet with the angle iron. Just one seemed sufficient to assist with the angle iron.
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Old 05-20-2016, 08:53 PM   #14
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This really should not be happening.
No, it certainly shouldn't be happening. It does seem to be pervasive. Fortunately, it was an inexpensive fix. It would have been nice for Forest River to have made this right either through a recall fix or other means.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:30 AM   #15
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What's a bigger shame is the lack of support from FR service. My call ended with Roger saying, "I may have heard about that happening before."
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:40 PM   #16
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This happened to me on a used unit I bought a couple years ago. After taking it back to the dealer and they, along with my wife, making multiple calls with no solution, the dealer fab'd up a brace that slides into two holders on the tongue and supports the king bed. There are also two "extra" support poles that attach to fab'd mounting plates at the forward edge of the underside of the bed, which go into the existing slots for the stock bed brace.

Essentially we have the original supports with an extra lateral support at the middle of the bed, and two more braces that support the end of the bed. It works but it is a pain to get the front bed out on setup.

I wish this problem would not have happened in the first place. This might be getting traded in...
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:17 AM   #17
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Unfortunately, as much as I love my HW277 and the design of them, there is a flaw in the bracing through the sides and cabinet. You don't see this on the back bed because the two side walls flow forward as opposed to where the door is up front. That one cabinet toward the front by the door doesn't give enough tie in and starts to allow flexing. That flexing, unchecked, creates bigger issues. Reinforcing that area at production would save a ton of heartache. I hope folks find this post and make the necessary fixes instead of having to trade in and out of Rockwood.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:55 AM   #18
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I have had the same problem with both of my HW units. I think it is just a problem that we all need to get used to. If you look at the leverage a king bed makes when someone is in it, you can see the forces pulling on the wall. The only real solution would be to run a support pole from the bunk to the frame directly below. That would take away the angle.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:01 PM   #19
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I am used to it and have adapted and overcome it, that doesn't make it right. There are some fixes available to FR that wouldn't be cost prohibitive.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:40 PM   #20
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After looking inside the cabinets that are against that wall, I can say I don't feel too good about what I saw. Some screws were loose and there weren't that many there to begin with. I will definitely have to keep an eye on this. I hoping by putting the bed support poles in the middle notch, the bed is getting firm level support and not stressing the wall. Dang, it just seems like there is always something to have to potentially deal with on these things.
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