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Old 08-18-2022, 06:43 PM   #1
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2021 wolf pup BHS bunk beds weight limit!

If you have wondered what the weight limit is on the top bunk on the BHS, unfortunately I can tell you, it is somewhere between 225 and 300lbs. This summer, we had a bunk bed disaster at 4am, when the top bunk came crashing down.

I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the frame was kind of shattered.

Once we got home, I was able to completely recreate the top bunk, replacing the frame with the same materials originally used, and basically returning it to stock condition. However, my son will now sleep on the table-bed in the future!
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:04 PM   #2
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How much does your son weigh?
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:14 PM   #3
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haha. not sure. but he’s probably around 280.
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:31 PM   #4
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If you have to rebuild it again use yellow pine or treated lumber vs the knotty pine. Or oak from skids to rebuild it will be stronger.
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:57 PM   #5
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Well, looks like 225 is a good number to go with. I would have guessed a lot less. The dinette sounds feasible but add some screws to the cleats that the table sits on.
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Old 08-19-2022, 11:01 AM   #6
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I removed my upper bunk.
I added a long clothes rod for hanging clothes and now the lower bunk can be used by an adult.
I noted here at the time the weak design of the bunks. It’s a frame made of dimensional 2x2”s, meaning 1&3/4x1&3/4”. Scary weak!
Haven’t done it yet but plan on putting a full wood lip below that bottom bunk.

NOTE: aside from being a short bed, the dinette seat lips that hold the table in the bed position are also VERY weak. An adult poster here had it drop under him when using it as a bed/lounge. The lips are small only have maybe three screws holding them. I added a backing reinforcement in the seat and add several more longer screws into the stock lips.

On my 16BHS, the gas heater control wires were routed through the upper bunk. I’d expect yours were pulled out and need fixed/rerouting. My heater thermostat is mounted on the bunk end wall on the dinette side.
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Old 08-21-2022, 07:40 PM   #7
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If you have to rebuild it again use yellow pine or treated lumber vs the knotty pine. Or oak from skids to rebuild it will be stronger.
If you don't have a planer or table saw to clean up the oak from skids, you can get hardwood (poplar, oak,..) 1x stock at Lowe's or Home Depot. It's a little pricey, but you don't need much.
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Old 08-23-2022, 05:57 PM   #8
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I ended up adding a couple of extra supports under the top bunk, just to add a bit more support. I put one at the front end (shown here) and one on the bathroom wall side, each screwed into the studs. That should provide a bit more peace of mind. Still, I'm not going to press my luck.

With respect to the table bed, i came up with a neat little solution to increase the support there. I cut two pieces of ABS and used a reducer on each end to create two supports that insert into the existing table leg brackets. It works great, and takes some of the stress off of the wooden support beams.
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Looks good. Good idea on the pipes for support.
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Old 08-23-2022, 09:09 PM   #10
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I know in the surveyors the single bunks are 200lbs limit now. They used to be more.

Figure a Wolf Pup is roughly the same.
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Old 08-23-2022, 09:57 PM   #11
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The ABS pipe supports are brilliant!
Didn't happen to measure their lengths, did ja?
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Old 08-26-2022, 01:38 PM   #12
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I did measure the lengths, but since I am using the two reducer ends to make it fit, I had to do some pretty fine adjustments on length using a sander. I basically ended up just removing a bit at a time until it fit the way I wanted it to.
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