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Old 07-01-2016, 12:24 PM   #15
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We're on our second AS with twins (2011 FC 25'FB and 2015 WB 27') and have not had any issues with the beds being level. We do have the overhang you describe, which does not bother us if the mattress stays tight to the wall. To make that happen, we attached (with thumbtacks) a 5' x 2' strip of rubberized non-slip carpet underlay to the plywood on which the mattress rests; the mattresses stay put now. Others have extended the platform a few inches to support the mattress edge better, but we have not yet seen a need.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:37 PM   #16
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We've had our '25 FB twin for about 4 months now and have not had the feeling of a tilted mattress. The one thing I do notice is that because the mattress is wider than the platform it sits on, it tends to slide away from the wall a bit. They may be factory mattresses, but we do like the firmness of them and not sure that throwing them out for something better would solve the problem. I really like JayseeJay's idea of putting some non stick material at the edge of the platform to keep the mattress from sliding away from the wall. Might make that an afternoon project in the near future.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:53 PM   #17
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Nope. I would agree with the Chihuahua guy AnnArbor and check the base with a level. That is not normal. Scoot the mattress toward the edge.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:52 PM   #18
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Just put a level on my AS's floor....as close to level as one could get it. Put the level on the twin bed sheet of plywood...same thing.....level.

Put the mattress back down and it was noticeable out of level and sloping towards the centre aisle. Plopped the level on the mattress and for what it's worth, showed a 2" drop.

Cheap mattress or is the overhang the problem?

Need to follow some of the suggestions and raise the inner edge of the plywood or add an extension to the frame...Or both?
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:53 PM   #19
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Before I read this thread last week,I had a feeling that the mattress was weak in the middle, for some reason.
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:56 PM   #20
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For some reason they have a slight angle toward center of trailer. Moosetags I think offered this suggestion which I copied on mine and it resolved the issue perfectly. Remove the screws holding the platform in around the aisle side and loosen or remove the ones on side and center. May need to buy longer screws depending on what you have to use to level the platform. At many of the big box stores they have some tiles that vary in thickness. I actually used some vinyl adhesive tiles, cut some strips off of them about an inch wide and layer them down on base between the platform and base. It raised the platform to level. Put the screws back in and problem solved.

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Old 07-02-2016, 10:51 AM   #21
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Thanks Chuck....here's Moosetags actual post on his method of solving the slanted bed problem.

OK. I have now completed my fix for Lucy's twin beds that lean toward the center aisle.

I removed the screws that hold down the aisle edge of the bed board and the center screw at the foot of the bed. I raised the edge 1/2" by shimming it with a 3" wide strip of foam rubber flooring material the entire length of the bed board. I then reattached the board with slightly long screws going right through the rubber shim and into the top frame of the under bed cabinet.

This has leveled the bed board and, in turn, the mattress. I have tried out the bed and I no longer have the feeling that I am rolling into the aisle.

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Old 08-18-2016, 06:26 PM   #22
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We have the same issue. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:11 AM   #23
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I would say that the problem is the mattress. It is true that the platform is less wide than the bed; however, a quick measure shows that the actual space from end to end is 80" and the width is close to 31" My mattresses were around 77"L x 34"W. I had one custom mattress made for the jutting side (left) and I made a mattress for the right side of solid organic latex. The one on the left was made to OEM size and it is too wide; however, it is comfortable with no tilt at least from a center position. The one I made is great. I made it to platform width 31x78 and it fits perfectly and is also quite comfortable. The original mattresses were awful. For me, and I am not small in width, the 31" is just fine. Interestingly my mom, when she goes says she sleeps better in the camper than at her home. I do not have the cold issue with the sides that Llando88 describes as the walls are upholstered. I would never give up the convenience and benefits of the twin layout -personally.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:28 AM   #24
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Put a level on the frame and see if it is..Mine was and I did a 'quick fix' screwing in a 1x4
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I did put a level on the bed after I picked it up from its first warranty work.
The bed on the street side is not level. And the mattress is firmer than my prior 2015 AS.
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I had the same problem with our 26u. Got two 6"x4'x1/2" boards of poplar from Home Depot. Rounded off one end to minimize bumping in to it and mounted it to bed frame with a 3" overhang. Fully supports mattress and slightly elevates the interior edge of mattress. Works great!
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I had the same problem with our 26u. Got two 6"x4'x1/2" boards of poplar from Home Depot. Rounded off one end to minimize bumping in to it and mounted it to bed frame with a 3" overhang. Fully supports mattress and slightly elevates the interior edge of mattress. Works great!
I did pretty much the same thing in my FC25twin except I used 1/4" hardwood plywood. Solved the problem by almost eliminating the mattress overhang and raising the platform on the aisle side
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:23 PM   #28
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Thanks for the pic. That's an easy solution that I'll do next weekend. Even with only one bed that's not level, I think I'll do both beds so I'll have better edge support.
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