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Old 05-10-2003, 04:36 PM   #1
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Rear bed frame upgrade

Our rear double had lousy support under the 1/4 decking. I took off the underlayment and increased the support by adding 5 1x8 boards. Here's the old supports.
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Here's a picture with the boards added. I then put back the 1/4" underlayment that was on top. Mattress felt much better!
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Old 05-10-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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I noticed a similar problem with my bed when I bought the coach. Additionally, I needed a new mattress, and thought I could fudge the width another inch or so in my favor, so needed a new platform anyway. I simply cut a new platform with 3/8" material rather than the light 1/4". The results were quite satisfactory.

I am ashamed to admit I never thought of additional supports. Either approach will work, but it would take some math to compute which saves more weight.

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my 310 mh has two rear twins which came to me from PO with pvc pipes added and work well as they "give" nicely under the mattress..
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