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Old 01-17-2021, 03:42 PM   #1
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Just wondering if the problem of the bed foundation not being as wide as the mattress has been corrected in the 2021 model. We have one on order and wondering.
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:46 PM   #2
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My guess would be “NO”.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:44 PM   #3
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I put the longer one in and let it hang on the end.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:32 AM   #4
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I have 2021 FC 27FBT and the mattresses are wider than the plywood foundations. To me, it hasn’t been a big deal. I just push the mattress against the wall before getting into bed. So far, I haven’t found myself sliding onto the floor in the middle of the night. I’m thinking about checking out the Froli System. Seems like it might make the mattresses less prone to sliding. Other members have built some ingenious solutions that require carpentry skills beyond my abilities.

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Old 01-22-2021, 07:17 AM   #5
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I have 2021 FC 27FBT and the mattresses are wider than the plywood foundations. To me, it hasn’t been a big deal. I just push the mattress against the wall before getting into bed. So far, I haven’t found myself sliding onto the floor in the middle of the night. I’m thinking about checking out the Froli System. Seems like it might make the mattresses less prone to sliding. Other members have built some ingenious solutions that require carpentry skills beyond my abilities.

Enjoy your FC! I couldn’t be happier with ours.
Cupboard liners placed below the mattress should help. We use them under all of our rugs as well (in the AS and at home). I have been intending to do some carpentry to fix it (there is a thread somewhere with a great step-by-step) but, like you, I am unsure if my skills are up to it! :-)
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:20 AM   #6
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If the Mattress didn't extend out just a bit, bumping knees into the edge of the frame could be painful. It's a double edge sword.
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Old 01-23-2021, 06:02 AM   #7
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Hi, it drove me crazy on first trip. I took a forum suggestion an overlaid a 1/2 sheet of plywood, cut to fit but 3 in wider and it made all the difference in the world. I lightly tacked it down with 1 1/4 in screws . Problem solved and the extra width is not noticeable as far as clearance when walking.
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:27 AM   #8
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Just wondering if the problem of the bed foundation not being as wide as the mattress has been corrected in the 2021 model. We have one on order and wondering.
This hasn't been a "problem" for us. Complete non-issue. I suggest trying it and see whether it bothers you before planning a modification.

We love ours. Hope you will too.
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Old 01-23-2021, 02:38 PM   #9
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We're on our 3rd Airstream with twins. I keep saying I'm going to put the plywood 'fix' under the mattresses but it never seems to make it to the top of the need to do or nice to do list.

By default I would also say it's a non-issue.
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Old 01-23-2021, 05:35 PM   #10
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I never thought it was a big deal, but with COVID time on my hands I added a 4" or so extension. It really does make a difference. No more having to nudge the mattress back and the bed just feels better.
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Old 01-23-2021, 05:45 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the input. Guess Ill just wait and see how it feels.
Another question. Do the mattresses slide off during transit? My husband is a good handy man so if it becomes a problem we will try to find the link on how to correct it.
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Old 01-23-2021, 06:01 PM   #12
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No, the mattresses don't slide off. They might shift a couple of inches.


We have hundreds of nights in our 25FB and have never been bothered by the mattress overhang.
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Old 01-23-2021, 06:07 PM   #13
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Our twin mattresses never fell off the bed, but each one felt like you were going to roll out of the bed. The edges toward the center of the trailer were 1/4 to 1/2 inches lower than the edges near the walls. I shimmed the edges up and also added a 6” wide piece of 1/2” plywood with about 3” overhang and all was good.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:47 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the input. Guess Ill just wait and see how it feels.
Another question. Do the mattresses slide off during transit? My husband is a good handy man so if it becomes a problem we will try to find the link on how to correct it.
We have not had any sliding.
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Old 01-24-2021, 06:17 PM   #15
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I never thought it was a big deal, but with COVID time on my hands I added a 4" or so extension. It really does make a difference. No more having to nudge the mattress back and the bed just feels better.
Any pictures of the process?
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Old 02-03-2021, 10:41 AM   #16
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We have a new 2021 27' International FB twin and the problem has not been fixed nor do I think it ever will be! We have contracted with someone who specializes in building custom fit retrofits that will lock your mattress in place and is getting installed next week in Jacksonville Fl. Check with Matthew Hughes on Airstream Addicts and you will see a pictorial review of how the system works. I kept rolling off my mattress and decided it will be well worth the money for the retrofit!!
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Old 02-03-2021, 12:27 PM   #17
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It is an easy fix. We simply removed the original twin bed plywood bases (they are just tacked in place) and used them to trace the outer edge on new plywood then used the actual mattress to determine the right width. We also added an oak lip (2" square edge molding) stained to match our woodwork on the outer side edges to keep sheets tucked. It took a couple of hours because the stain had to dry.

It does make a difference. The beds are more comfortable to sit on and you don't feel you'll fall off if you roll toward an edge. The bins underneath are easier to get into and the mattresses don't slide around as much. The finished oak edge looks original and nothing to snag your pants or your leg.

I thought my husband was crazy when he decided to do it, but in retrospect it was well worth it.
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Old 02-03-2021, 04:33 PM   #18
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Twin bed mod

I, too, added a plywood extension 3 wide to my side of bed. I cut a piece 6 wide ,let it overhang 3 and screwed down. I like it. Wife wasnt interested in her side.
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Old 02-04-2021, 09:55 AM   #19
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Twin bed not wide enough.

I have the same problem with our 2016 FC twin. I plan to add 3 to my side. I am tired of sliding off these past 4 years. I am a big guy and that is probably part of my problem 😁. My wife is half my size and she has no problem with her side. I also plan to loose some weight, probably will help 😎.
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:02 AM   #20
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One solution

I bought two thick twin size feather beds, put them underneath the mattress. Then I took the couple of inches hanging off and turned them under, creating a higher support along the outer edge of the plywood. With the mattress on top, it feels level and my husband and I don’t feel like we are about to slide off onto the floor! Plus he’s a big guy and the mattress feels a little cushier with the feather bed under it.
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