Originally Posted by patriciahawk
Thank you. We had tried that as well. No access that way. We have twins.
I have a Globetrotter with twin beds as well. I’ve never had that issue but all the suggestions noted are good. FYI – If all those fail in the future, there is a way to access it from the inside. When you lift the mattress off of the bed, the plywood base for the mattress is the ceiling in the outside / inside storage compartments. There should be 6-7 phillips head screws attaching the plywood. Unscrew those, lift it up and you will get access to the lock from the inside to remove the nut. If you ever have to opportunity to do this it will show you how everything is put together.
I had to do some clean up work after service at Jackson Center and had to adjust the bed base when I got home. This is off topic; however, when doing this I had my outside storage compartment bins open while my wife was taking our sheets off to wash. With the compartments open in the daylight we could see gaps around the bed base and the wall. The outside light from the compartments makes any gaps noticeable. If you have any then you can get some insulation / foam strips / etc to fill those areas to keep cold / hot air / dust from entering thru the gaps in the storage compartments.
I also noticed dust at the foot of the bed down at the floor area on the inside shell. Due to the curve of the inside shell and the straight edge of the wall in the storage compartment, there is a gap against the wall on both sides. I stuffed insulation in there as well to keep the cold / heat / and dust out of the interior.
I felt kinda stupid not realizing the ceiling in the storage compartment was the bed base. We would always feel cold air when sleeping next to that wall. Now, it appears to me the majority of that would be cold air in the outside compartments coming up thru any gaps that existed. I’m hoping this will minimize this in the future.
I also added clear sealant where the metal diamond floor in the storage compartment meets the wall. If any water enters the storage compartment, it will enter any gap and be on the interior of your RV in the inside storage compartments.