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Old 06-08-2005, 02:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Baja Bound
We recently modified the front couch/bed in our 1973 31' Sovereign from a small 3/4 to almost a queen. The gliders had little white plastic pieces on the top and bottom rails that acted as brakes. We moved the top brakes to the back of the gliders allowing the bed to pull out further, and then installed drop down legs on hinges to support the additional weight on the gliders. It seems to work really well, although we have not been able to actually sleep in it yet as we are too busy fixing it up! Doing a modification like this for the 3/4 bed in the centre bedroom was not possible as it would have completely blocked the passage to the rear bath, so we have decided to sleep up front with more room and more windows....
my front sofa bed has some plastic hardware that fits onto the ends of the square aluminum rods that both support the bed and allow it to slide in and out and keep it fixed in place. All of mine are broken from a very heavy guy sitting on the end of the bed! I don't really want to rebuild the whole bed with new drawer slides. Any idea where I can get replacement parts?

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Old 08-31-2006, 04:08 PM   #16
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We utilized a short piece of 2x4 with a notch cut in one end to support our slide out bed. Make them just tight enough to fit the gulides. We just stow them under the bed when not in use. This protects the entire bed from be stretched beyound reason.

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Old 08-31-2006, 08:28 PM   #17
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There was a previous threa where someone had these plastic pieces made as replacements. Seemed like too much trouble to me and I will go with the notched 2x4 trick. This is a lot stronger in preventing damage that could be caused by enthusiastic children ages 6 & 8 years. I hate to yell at them for breaking something when it was really just a bad design.


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