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Old 08-12-2020, 06:45 AM   #1
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Bunk End Splitting/Separating

Anyone have any issues with the thin wood support on the under-side of the bunk? On the front bunk the wood underneath that supports/connects the 2 pieces of plywood is separating because the staples are not holding it together and our bed is sagging. Sorry no pics but I'll try to post some.

Thinking adding wood glue, larger staples or screws. Any other ideas?

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Old 08-12-2020, 07:30 AM   #2
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Assuming all support posts are in and what not.

We have an 2004 Flagstaff. I felt ours starting to sag just a bit and kept rolling to the middle of the bed. I haven't noticed the support word splitting or anything along those lines.

For me, I ended up taking a support jack that I usually use for under the bunk or bump out and put it right on top of the trailer hitch with a small piece of wood above it. It pushes up a little bit just to correct that sag.

One thing to keep in mind whatever you use make sure it doesn't protrude down very much since that bunk slides in and out. Don't want it to catch. Let us know what you end up using.
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Old 08-17-2020, 02:25 PM   #3
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Update: Problem Fixed(hopefully)

Finally was able to get out and work on this issue. Called the dealer and they couldn't give me a straight answer but thought it would be covered under warranty. They never called me back to get on the schedule and it's not a short drive to get there. Ended up using wood glue and staples. Also bought 3/4 inch screws to take on our next trip in case it doesn't hold. I attached a before and after pic if anyone runs into this same problem for reference.
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Old 08-17-2020, 02:31 PM   #4
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It looks like a pretty good fix, I sure hope it holds for you!
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Old 08-26-2020, 11:08 PM   #5
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Isn't that Lauan trim just to cover the gap between the 2 pieces of plywood? I wouldn't think it be anything other than cosmetic. Adding more or larger staples should do the trick.
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Old 08-27-2020, 10:11 AM   #6
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Isn't that Lauan trim just to cover the gap between the 2 pieces of plywood? I wouldn't think it be anything other than cosmetic. Adding more or larger staples should do the trick.
I think it actually holds the two pieces of plywood together to keep them at the same height. Otherwise you could have one that sags a little bit because maybe there's more weight on it.

Is it still holding OP?
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:09 AM   #7
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I think it actually holds the two pieces of plywood together to keep them at the same height. Otherwise you could have one that sags a little bit because maybe there's more weight on it.

Is it still holding OP?
In that case, I think the thin decorative lauan panel would just crack then. There should not be much sag at all IMO.
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:14 AM   #8
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I'm sure it's definitely not load bearing, but holds them together in case maybe one shifts over time from moisture or drying out or whatever.
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Spent a weekend camping and it seems to be holding just fine. I'm sure it was more cosmetic than anything, the supports just attach to the outer board so wanted a little extra peace of mind that the inner one wouldn't sag as much
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Great to hear, yeah I'm pretty sure that's all it's really made for.
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Old 08-27-2020, 06:38 PM   #11
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Spent a weekend camping and it seems to be holding just fine. I'm sure it was more cosmetic than anything, the supports just attach to the outer board so wanted a little extra peace of mind that the inner one wouldn't sag as much
Great glad to hear that.

My sofa corners both collapsed in the new 2020 2716g and the 2019 2716g. They put the sofa together wrong on both campers and didn't set the sofa frame on the 1" X 1" members stapled on to the front lunau panel, just stapled to the front lunau panel and one screw from the side. So corners collapsed. Lucky panels didn't crack or rip apart. They just popped the front staples and fell.

I fixed the one corner on both campers but dealer fixed the other corner. Just concerning that the same issue of putting something together wrong, spanned 2 model years.
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