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Old 06-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Word of warning to ALL bunkhouse owners

After returning from a trip to Gettysburg PA (great trip) we were unpacking when I discovered the latches that hold our rear bunk worked it's way loose due to lovely PA roads and gave me this nice gouge down our brand new Crusader 5er bunk wall. Word to the wise: DO NOT travel with your bunk(s) in the up position. And yes the latches were secured all the way in to the holes.
NOT a happy camper!!!
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Bummer! That's not good but hopefully others can learn from that.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Bummer! That's not good but hopefully others can learn from that.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Hmmm. My Sabre states to travel only with them stowed up. I never do, but that's what it says? I've wondered why and started a thread back in march about it.
Thanks for the heads up
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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That's a shame- we keep 1 of 3 bunks stowed up and the other 2 are down. I'm going to try traveling with the one down this time- mostly so I can be lazy and not remake a bed each time.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:55 PM   #6
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hmmmm I should have warned ya all !

I actually had a flagstaff that the bunk folded up for transport in order to use the the stowage compartment .
It never stayed and did similar to yours.

Once I got the sabre I seen the same type of deal and knew right away that it must always stay down.

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:51 AM   #8
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When we bought our very first TT bunkhouse, Dealer actually warned us about this & I've always traveled with bunks down since that first PDI!



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Old 06-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #9
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Thank you! I will be figuring out a way to lock it in the down position now! That's a nasty scar!
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:30 AM   #10
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After returning from a trip to Gettysburg PA (great trip) we were unpacking when I discovered the latches that hold our rear bunk worked it's way loose due to lovely PA roads and gave me this nice gouge down our brand new Crusader 5er bunk wall. Word to the wise: DO NOT travel with your bunk(s) in the up position. And yes the latches were secured all the way in to the holes.
NOT a happy camper!!!
Thanks for the heads up! I am looking at buying a BH model right now!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #11
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that's good to know n a 8 hr road trip soon.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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My bunk has a strap on the other end of the bed with a clip even if that latch were to come undone the strap should prevent the bed from coming down. obviously traveling with it down is the easiest sure thing here.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #13
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that can be easily repaired by any plastic repair shop. most have mobile service.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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Bunk on my coachmen is struts to hold up and it take a little force to push it down
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #15
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Ouch , that's a shame! Thanks for the tip. I won't be traveling with it up anymore.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #16
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I want to follow up on this issue....I emailed various Forest River folks and inquired about purchasing some of the wall paper explaining what had happened. I want to fill the gouge in & paper over it.....well when we returned from a week of travel ( 3 different campgrounds) with our Crusader 5er I found UPS had left a mailer tube on the porch from FR with more than enough wallpaper I need...N/C! I will tackle the job myself avoiding the 1 hr. trip to the dlr.

All I can say is Forest River will always be #1 with me!!!! Great customer service!!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #17
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If you don't have anything in there that requires them to be up why would you put them up? The only time i had ours up on our old trailer was to use it for the storage.

And definitely a "way to go" to Forest River!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:50 AM   #18
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I'll make sure to keep mine down. Thanks for sharing that.
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