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Old 06-10-2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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Twin Mattress - Feeling of falling

Just got our Flying Cloud 25FB Twin RV. Super excited! We have taken it out 3 times but I HATE sleeping in the twin bed, feel like I am going to fall off. I noticed that a portion of the mattress is not supported by the platform. It's driving me crazy! Any ideas on how to fix this problem? If you do please send a picture of what you did.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
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Post a picture so we can see what part you are describing as unsupported.
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:14 PM   #3
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Huh? Just push the mattress towards the wall. A piece of non-skid carpet pad may help.
We love our twin beds.
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I know that feeling, thinking you are going to roll out of bed.

Here is my solution and it has worked well for us. Added about three inches of support on the aisle side of the bed.
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I know that feeling, thinking you are going to roll out of bed.

Here is my solution and it has worked well for us. Added about three inches of support on the aisle side of the bed.
Hans627 made this suggestion about a year ago. I did what he suggested and it works great!
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:52 AM   #6
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Love the idea! How did you attach it? Screws or wood glue?
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:35 AM   #7
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+1 on making a new piece of plywood to extend the bed platform. I replaced the whole sheet and used high quality plywood because I was concerned about it creaking. You would screw it down. It’s a pretty quick job.

With the extended platform you can slide the mattress out each night towards the nightstand giving you the feeling of a wider bed. That’s easier for us because we use Superbags, not conventional bedding.

We also upgraded the mattresses to thicker ones. We used Tuft and Needle but there are others mentioned on this forum. Airstream sells them, I assume, because they use them in the Globetrotter. That will help if you decide you like sliding them out towards the nightstand at night. We trimmed down Tuft and Needle XL twins with an electric knife. The Mint series from them is fantastic but they are 12” thick which may not work well on the side with the wardrobe.
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i have previously commented on my our solution about the age old question, twins or queen. We have both. We can drop bed side table on the ground, swing out two pieces of plywood from under mattresses, turn side ways, push the two mattresses together, keep in place with large kayak strap around the outside and presto, a king size bed.
That will certainly take care of the problem of falling out of a twin. Takes about ten minutes.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:21 AM   #9
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Platform replacement

We also replaced the platform with a new zuwider sheet of plywood and added s 3” foam pad. It still feels sometimes like we’re falling out so we added a pool noodle on the edge. That takes care of that feeling and keeps you snug in the bed.
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Here is my fix

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I love my twin bed in my 85 Excella. I put 2x2" wood under it to help with condensation. We are below zero with wind most of the winter. The plywood covers the entire area below the mattress. However, I cannot keep sheets on it. Every morning the sheets are all pulled out. What to do? The edge of the mattress is starting to show some wear.
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$259 for a twin! Nope. I can do that with a sleeping bag.
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I had the same experience. I took it back to the factory and they replace the plywybase to match the width of the mattress. I still felt like I was rolling out of bed. I put a pool noodle under the mattress edge. Problem solved!
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Bed cleats

I installed cleats to hold our twin mattresses in place. They work great!
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Same thing on the 2019 GT, hard to sit on the edge, feels as if you are falling, the sheets and blankets are always untucked and it is hard to get into the underbed storage. We simply replaced the plywood with a wider piece. Took the old out, traced the curve and used the mattress for a width guide, the 2019 GT has Tuft and Needle mattresses -pretty nice when well supported. We did add a square oak trim piece on the long edges so it looks finished and added a yoga mat to keep things from coming untucked (we have some modified XL twin sheets that fit very well. Overall a cheap fix and it worked very well.
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Did my husband write this post????

OMG

We had a 25 RB and now a 27 FB twin.

Both times he felt like this.

The wooden edge addition did help some. But we just got a firmer latex mattress for his side. Now he is happy.

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We live in the metro area so they delivered it to our door.
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$259 for a twin! Nope. I can do that with a sleeping bag.
Yes Superbags are more expensive than a sleeping bag but that’s not really what they are. They look pretty much like a normal bed at glance but they are vastly easier to make in the morning (15 seconds), feel like a conventional bed inside, have fully washable sheets, have a Winter and Summer side and thus are more temperature adjustable. You can have them made with your own fabric if you like to match your decor. If you are going to slide the mattress in and out each day they don’t get untucked like a conventional bed would.
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I installed some 1/4" plywood a couple of years ago, and it has worked great for us. They are screwed into the supports for the bed platform.
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Love the idea! How did you attach it? Screws or wood glue?
Screws. You never know if you will need to remove in the future for other modifications.
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