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Discussion in 'Slide-Outs / Bunkends' started by David hart, Aug 13, 2018.
What other support should you use
You will need to expand and clarify your question, if you want a correct answer.
I could speculate on what your question might mean, and try to answer that, but it might not be what you're asking.
David ....... your pull out bunks usually will have 2 rods that go from under the bunk to the bumper on tongue. Thats all that is needed.
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If by chance they aren’t, then check your bed slides and bed rails to make sure they’re not bent.
What extra supports do you need
Which make/model camper do you have?
Coleman Fleetwood campers have poles attached to the (underside of the) bunk ends that fit on to posts on the bumper or tongue.
Other makes have removable poles that fit in slots on the bunks and bumper and tongue. Most bunks on popups are rated for 1,000lbs with out extra support beyond what was provided by the manufacturer.
But without know your specific unit, we are all just guessing what you want.
Extra, as in beyond what comes with the camper? Or Extra, as in beyond just pulling it out?
Again, using several sentences to clarify your question will get you more accurate answers. This would include the make/model/year of your camper.
I have a Coleman Stoney creek and I was just wondering if any one added more supports to the beds
Ah, got it. If your original supports are in good condition there should be no need. Beds are rated for 1000 pounds.
I have 2 Coleman's.I'm a heavy weight #300+ and the DW isn't a light weight either. WE sleep on the rear bunk with no extra support and have no issues with sagging or from the wall pulling out.
My 2008 Starcraft 14RT tent beds use four support poles. Two out on the ends and two more about 3/4 way out. The rear tent bed end goes to the rear bumper and the front goes down through four holes in the front deck...
the front is super strong as the support poles are shorter.
We always sleep in the front Tent Bed setup as it has the front deck directly under it. Always like the idea of not worrying what may be wandering around under us while we sleep. It is also the bigger bed size as well...
Hi All, I'm looking for a Flagstaff Pup bunk end support solution. My '97 Jayco Jay has angled support poles that you place BEFORE sliding the King bed out. These support the bed nicely as you slide it out, and make getting the secondary support poles in easy. Our new [to us] 2011 Flagstaff also has a king bed, with 2 sets of support poles, but no support as you pull it out. So it drops about 8-10" and puts a terrible strain on the end of the glide rail, as well as my back as I try to prop it up to get the first set of poles in. Has anyone made a custom solution for this? Thx
You might want to check the bedslides to make sure they’re not bent. I had one with that issue and it made for a rather unsecure bunkend. The slides are the part attached to the bed itself on each side. If they are they can be removed and straightened often times. At least that’s how I solved mine. Make sure you bunkstops on the end of each bedside are operating correctly too.
Slides are not bent yet... but they'll get bent over time with that much weight pushing upwards on the last 6". I have a welder that could make something similar to what my Jayco has, but I wanted to collect any ideas from what others may have done.
I want this for my popup!