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Old 05-09-2023, 06:14 PM   #1
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replacing plywood frame cover for twin beds

The plywood frame covers on my Flying Cloud 27fb developed some mold. As I was scrubbing with vinegar and borax it dawned on me. Why not just replace them. Seems like I could use them as a template to cut new ones from some 3/8" plywood. Has anyone else done this?
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I have, but only to match the twin mattress that was wider than the factory plywood base.
I bought a single sheet and cut it to fit.
I then used the left over scrap piece to add on to the second original twin plywood, screwing it to the wall side of the bed.
No mattress overhang now.
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I had a similar concern about mold when I first got my trailer, a couple years ago. I did a couple things as part of my remedy to that concern.

1) used a cleaning solution with mold treatment/mold killer on the plywood surfaces
2) new plywood over the original plywood, also several inches wider to improve mattress support on the center aisle side. I used some large cardboard as a template for the curved sections, traced the template onto the plywood, then cut
3) put a ventilation “mesh” product (hypervent ?) between the mattress and the plywood to prevent any future problems, several commercial products are available for this
4) replaced the mattresses

So far, so good ….
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I had a similar concern about mold when I first got my trailer, a couple years ago. I did a couple things as part of my remedy to that concern.

1) used a cleaning solution with mold treatment/mold killer on the plywood surfaces
2) new plywood over the original plywood, also several inches wider to improve mattress support on the center aisle side. I used some large cardboard as a template for the curved sections, traced the template onto the plywood, then cut
3) put a ventilation “mesh” product (hypervent ?) between the mattress and the plywood to prevent any future problems, several commercial products are available for this
4) replaced the mattresses

So far, so good ….
Hmm. I'm wondering now if it might not be a good idea to finish getting rid of the mold, then using the mesh product. I've already replaced the mattresses.
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The additional support on the edges of the mattresses is worth of the cost of replacing the narrow plywood! More support means more comfort when either sitting or sleeping. We just took our original plywood off, recut new plywood with the additional width and put the new wider one down. We also used Hypervent to limit the moisture under the mattresses.
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Faced with this, I went with 3/4 7 ply birch, and with the oversize mattress, it is wonderful! PO tried to do it with 3/8 3 ply, and it was awful, seemed like you were sliding off of the bed every time you rolled over.
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Great Idea!

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I have, but only to match the twin mattress that was wider than the factory plywood base.
I bought a single sheet and cut it to fit.
I then used the left over scrap piece to add on to the second original twin plywood, screwing it to the wall side of the bed.
No mattress overhang now.
The mattress overhang doesn't bother my wife but it bothers me. I am going to follow your lead on this.
Thanks!
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