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Old 06-30-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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Twin bed problem

Has anyone else had trouble with their twin beds? I recently upgraded to a 28ft FC with rear twin beds. No matter how level the trailer both beds seem to slant to the middle. All night long you feel as if you are rolling towards the middle of the trailer. It makes for a very poor night sleep. Not sure if its the lack of support under the mattress or the lack of support in the edge of the mattress. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:13 PM   #2
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I raised the plywood and screwed a two by two length ways on the edge. Raised it just enough.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:02 PM   #3
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My father-in-law always said the problem with twin beds. "it was not the walk over it was the drag back"

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Has anyone else had trouble with their twin beds? I recently upgraded to a 28ft FC with rear twin beds. No matter how level the trailer both beds seem to slant to the middle. All night long you feel as if you are rolling towards the middle of the trailer. It makes for a very poor night sleep. Not sure if its the lack of support under the mattress or the lack of support in the edge of the mattress. Anyone else experience this?
My vote would be a poor mattress. Any OEM RV mattress is going to be a POS. Try replacing one of the two with a higher quality mattress and see if that solves the issue, if it does you can buy a second one. (I assume you already checked the level on the wood frame, right?)
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:51 PM   #5
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Just got back from a trip in my new 26U with twin beds. I said to my DW one morning that I felt like I was rolling to the centre of the TT. She stated that I was imagining things....could I have been right after all.....
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Put a level on them. Might be able to determine if the issue is with the platform or the mattress.
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We've not noticed this issue. We do notice that the mattresses want to shift off the platform which can cause the edge to want to sag a bit, so we make sure they are pushed up against the trailer wall before going to bed.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:26 PM   #8
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Just got back from a trip in my new 26U with twin beds. I said to my DW one morning that I felt like I was rolling to the centre of the TT. She stated that I was imagining things....could I have been right after all.....

Yes, you could be right. I took my grandson, who is a rising college senior, camping last week in the Cherokee National Forest. To keep from making bunks every morning we just rolled out sleeping bags on the twin bunks.

During the middle of the night I was getting up to use the head. Now, you know the outside cover of a sleeping bag is usually a slick dacron type fabric. Our form fitted coverlets under the sleeping bag was something similar. Well, I didn't get the zipper down far enough to get my legs out. All of a sudden I was sliding toward the middle. You guessed it. I found myself slowly
descending to the floor. My grandson didn't stir. So, I told him next morning what had happened. He said that it had awakened him. He was kind enough not to laugh at his Grandad.

So, next time at the trailer, I will check the level on the bunks. I have been thinking of making the plywood a couple of inches wider to support the edge of the bunks better. It's hell getting old.
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Has anyone else had trouble with their twin beds? I recently upgraded to a 28ft FC with rear twin beds. No matter how level the trailer both beds seem to slant to the middle. All night long you feel as if you are rolling towards the middle of the trailer. It makes for a very poor night sleep. Not sure if its the lack of support under the mattress or the lack of support in the edge of the mattress. Anyone else experience this?
This topic came up a year or three ago. I think it was on moosetag's thread about his 25FB twin. It seems Airstream does build some or all of the twin beds with a tilt toward the center aisle. On my 2013 25FB Flying Cloud twin, when I take the mattresses away, I think I see a little tilt, but I have not measured to be sure. When sleeping in my trailer, I do not feel any tilt.
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If we stay in the middle of the mattress no problem, the edge causes rolling!
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:13 AM   #11
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Thank you! I thought I was going crazy! Just purchased my second AS and went from queen in my 27FB to 2016 Serenity 30 with twins. On my street side I've felt like I'm going to roll into the aisle. I've taken two trips so far. Trailer is level, I briefly put a level on the plywood below the mattress. It appeared level. I did notice that the mattress hangs over the plywood a bit. Then I layed down on the other mattress and it did not seem noticeable. The trailer is at the dealer for warranty work :/
When it comes home I'm going to resolve this. I have a feeling it is a mattress issue.
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Moose tags had the solution. Maybe he will comment.
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So, next time at the trailer, I will check the level on the bunks. I have been thinking of making the plywood a couple of inches wider to support the edge of the bunks better. It's hell getting old.
"It's hell getting old....." When you CAN'T get up off the floor!
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Yes.

We bought a '16 27' FC FB Twin in November.

We just traded for a used '16 30' FC Queen at Colonial last week.

We did not like the twin beds at all.

The platform is 2" or so narrower than the mattress. I always felt like I was falling out of the bed.

The mattress felt odd, as if it had one spot in the middle. It was if it bent length wise.

I sleep with my arms up, and since the twins are outboard, I always contacted the outer skin of the trailer. Which was uncomfortable if it was cold out.

The Queen bed solves these problems for us, and we like it much much better so far.
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