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Old 07-24-2015, 01:07 AM   #1
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183 Front Bunk Issues

Anyone with a 183 having any issues closing their front bunk? For me, it seems like it is possibly hitting the night stand,and putting pressure on the door. Anyone else have this or have a solition, other than trimming the table?
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:35 AM   #2
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ChooChoo, While we don't have a 183 to verify the placement, it does look like your countertop is skewed toward the bunk end.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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Here are a few more pictures.
This is when yhe door stops and I have to push on it.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:27 PM   #4
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Our mattresses fold up and is held in place by straps. is the mattress folded in the pic, i can't see for sure..
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:49 PM   #5
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Yes it is.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:51 PM   #6
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It looks like the countertop is off center. In our 183 the top is centered over the nightstand. Sorry don't have a pic to show, camper is at storage lot.
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My 2014 183 has the exact same countertop placement as in the pictures shown. The rear and side bunk doors close easily, and I have always had to push on the front bunk to close it from day one, but I can do it by myself so I don't think there is a problem. The folded mattress is firmly wedged against the countertop and the seat for the dinette.

I don't believe that my mattress is snapped down with the straps to the (upper) end of the bunk, leaving it able to slide down to the bottom of the bunk hinge area. Possibly if the straps were in place and snapped down, then maybe the mattress would not slide all the way down to below the countertop and might rest on top of the counter??? That might make the bunk door easier to close.

You do use the two fans ON and door closed when folding up the bunks... sure makes it easier to fold in the tent and keep it in place when closing the bunks.
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We have a 183 with the same nightstand. We no longer have issues now that we close the door and turn both fans on when closing the bunks.
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:34 PM   #9
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I do ise the fans. I will just have to play with it a little more I guess.
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Sounds like your tent hoop is hitting the floor. Are you making sure the hoop is in the folded mattress or above it like the previous post?
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:23 AM   #11
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You know Choo Choo, I have a 2016 183, but I haven't closed the bunk more than a few times yet. I looked at mine and the countertop is in the exact same position! About a 1/2" overhang on the door side, and about 4" on the bed side. I better not have trouble closing it, I am not as strong as you, and I know there will be times I have to do it by myself.


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Old 07-30-2015, 08:02 PM   #12
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We are all packed up and about to leave for Cedar Point. I will try and find time to play with it. My worst case is to cut the table down a few inches.
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Ours looks like yours. The mattress is pretty snug against the countertop but can still be compressed. I have about 1/2" that I could center it better without protruding into the doorway, but its never been an issue for us. We've found it helps to push the folded matress all the way forward or it can get pinched in the hinge area and create some binding of the bunk door.
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I did a little adjusting of the mattress and got it to close much better.
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I am watching the canvas on the nightstand side. With the fans on, it was the only bunk, of the three that I saw canvas poking out. Now I am watching that side more when I close the bunk, that and pushing the mattress a little more to the left when folding it. If the mattress is positioned just right it is fine.


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I am watching the canvas on the nightstand side. With the fans on, it was the only bunk, of the three that I saw canvas poking out. Now I am watching that side more when I close the bunk, that and pushing the mattress a little more to the left when folding it. If the mattress is positioned just right it is fine.


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We also make sure the canvas is not pinched on the inside against the front nightstand or the back of the dinette seat. I don't want to risk having a hole worn in it while on the road.
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