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Old 05-01-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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Bed modification

Storage under our front bed is very difficult to access, so I did this:
Put in a piano hinge where the underlaying plywood is cut & added 2 lifters (medium). Easier access & when raised, allows airflow to reduce moister build-up.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:05 PM   #2
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Hi. Your project interested me as I have a plan to modify the FB in my Safari 20 to make a kind of gaucho: convertible bed to sofa. The piano hinge is clear, but would like more info on the 2 lifters: where did you get them? do they hold the top open, or just assist?

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Old 05-03-2015, 09:02 AM   #3
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I got them at Camping World and they do hold the mattress up. I have to lean on it with my elbows to get it down (be careful not to let it slam). Let me know how it works out.
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:59 PM   #4
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Great job, been thinking of doing this.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #5
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I found you! This is the next project I want to do. Thanks for sharing.
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