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Old 07-14-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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Bunk Bed Safety Rail

Does anyone have any suggestions for adding a safety rail on the top bunk on my 5th wheel. Was camping last week with grand kids and one fell out in the early morning hours.

Any tips or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-14-2018, 01:57 PM   #2
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Does anyone have any suggestions for adding a safety rail on the top bunk on my 5th wheel. Was camping last week with grand kids and one fell out in the early morning hours.

Any tips or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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I found this on Pinterest. It looks like it's in an RV. Hope it helps.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-16-2018, 09:46 AM   #3
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We used this one for quite a long time with my son (fulltiming and all):

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50251388/

We also used one of the cheap Walmart/Target ones that slide under the mattress. That was nicer in that it folded out of the way while making the bed. The downside is that we had to double-up the mattress so he wouldn't feel it at night.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I like the IKEA guard rail and the price is right.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:20 PM   #5
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DS and DIL use a regular mesh type guard that you would put on a single bed. Put short screws into bottom of bunk "floor" so it was more secure than under the mattress only. It covers the width of their overhead bunk except for the top of the ladder. Works great for our granddaughter - almost 3 years old.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:29 PM   #6
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We just used the oversized pool noodle. Put it under fitted sheet about 6 inches from edge. Baby girl never fell out
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:03 PM   #7
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We just used one of those mesh under mattress bed rails like this:

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We then would jam it between the mattress and the wardrobe. Here's what our bunkhouse (kind of) looked like:

Image shamelessly leveraged from some online dealer

See how the wardrobe(s) went right up to the bunk on the right hand side of the image? By using those to support the bedrails (one top, one bottom) from falling down, we could make sure the kids didn't tumble out without having to worry about bolting the rails down or any other fresh holes.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:08 PM   #8
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Made my own.

I didn't like any of the pre-made options, so I made my own. See attached photo. This is on cab bunk on Solera. I screwed in a couple of stake pockets and used oak boards for the railing. Works great for grandkids, and we can take the railing out if we don't need to use it.
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OK, I bought two of the IKEA $12.00 guards and they work fine. Now my situation is when the bottom bunk is lowered to its operating position the metal step ladder is not usable for the top bunk. Has anyone seen a MOD for this, or a work around?

Thanks for all the great replies.
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ok, i bought two of the ikea $12.00 guards and they work fine. Now my situation is when the bottom bunk is lowered to its operating position the metal step ladder is not usable for the top bunk. Has anyone seen a mod for this, or a work around?

Thanks for all the great replies.
Pictures would help!!
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I used 2 of these with an rod (conduit) welded to the ends of the flat bar.
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I think we're gonna make some lee cloths...
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