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Old 03-04-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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Twin bed support question

We recently bought a 25' Safari with twin rear beds. The mattresses extend approximately 4" over the base support. Has anyone come up with an idea for providing support for the edge of the mattresses short of adding heavy 3/4" plywood over the existing frame?


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Old 03-04-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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This is a recognized pattern for newer Airstream twins. It gets annoying -- can't sit on the edge without causing the bedcovers to drift off onto the floor after a while. By contrast, my Argosy twin mattresses are fully supported by a frame of 1" square aluminum tubing and 1/4" lauan ply.


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Old 03-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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I think Pahaska did a modification with support for the bed so he could sit on the edge and not have the mattress sag, but I can not find the specific post. Perhaps a pm to him will do it. John is very helpful here on the forums and does many DIY modifications and has a column in Airstream Life.

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Hello... You might check to see if these are full twin mattresses or bunk size.. our other Argosy had mid twins and they were bunk size twins.. check out measurements..
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #5
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We just bought a 2006 Safari with this problem. The previous owners screwed 3/4 inch plywood over the bottom of the bed, It was worse than original. We took it off!
Any solution for the edge sag?
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1/4 Plywood Solution

I cut strips of 1/4" ply equal to the the width that needed support. This was different on right and left beds. One strip was 4" and one 5". They were only 4 ft long. These were attached to 10" wide strips that lapped on to the surface by the head of each bed and extended the length of the strips. This gave a 1/2 edge that cleared the doors and drawers below. The remaining 1/4" portion was screwed to the bed platform. The interior 1/4" edge rests against the platform edge. Lengths matched scrap on hand rather than bed length, but they cover the area one is likely to sit on.

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I replaced all of the ply in our first AS, a 25' Safari. Not very cost effective but it sure improved the comfort.

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