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« on: December 22, 2013, 08:37:14 am »

I'm 6'2" and I found the bed a tadtoo short and the mattress uncomfortable. I purchased a Serta 4" mattress topper for a full queen( if you buy one, purchase the 50 lb weight $189.00 at Amazon) I then took a piece of 1/4 " finished plywood from Lowes and, cut it to 60" wide by 2 ft. I had an old mattress topper so I cut 2 5"wide lengths 60 " long and glued the two together. I then covered the two pieces with some long cloth that my wife had and, secured it with hot glue at the seams. I then put 5 strips of industrial strength velcro at intervals on the bottom where the seams meet and attached the piece to the bottom of the lengthwise 1/4 " plywood.Now when we camp I can stretch out and relax and not sleep on a diagonal.When ready to pack up , bend the topper back and slide the extension forward and the bed will move back into position as usual. A word on foam....I found the Serta topper to be superior to cheaper toppers with little or no smell..we love it. Hope this helps  LIEUT
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 10:33:45 am »

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    Sounds like a great fix,,, how about some pics, so we can see the results,,, a picture is worth a 1000 words so they say
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 08:28:02 pm »

Ok...now for an update on my "Queen bed extenson". I have to  tell you all that my wife and I experienced a couple of wonderful nights sleep with the bed extenson fix up.If I can help anybody out there with answers to the extension problem , please let me know
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 11:39:20 pm »

On my wife's side, she also needed an inch or so to be comfortable.  I cut a 21 inch square section out of the wall at the foot of the bed.  I framed up the opening in thin cherry stained wood, then I added some insulation between the wall and the refrigerator.  I gained 1 1/2 inch of foot room and that is what was needed.  Easier than bed stretchers.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 06:55:52 pm »

Hmmmmmm...cut a hole in the wall....I have a 2910 and that "option" doesn't pertain to me. We have a bedroom slideout and at the end of the bed there is nothing but "space. I am glad that you worked out a scenario to your problem but, I did not have that option nor would I cut into the wall of my motorhome.Thanks for the reply though
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 06:58:20 pm »

PS... I picked up 6 inches and that translates to a full queen
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 09:51:35 am »

Let's see some pics of the mods.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 11:32:40 am »

 ;)I have pics BUT    How do I post them here?? This retrofit really works
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 12:41:03 pm »

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Here is a link to a previous post that outlines the process to add a picture.

http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1482.0.html

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2014, 07:25:25 pm »

PICS
  LT   
    I also had heck posting pics on this forum,,, you have to really go step by step to post. Matter of fact if I wanted to post something now I would have to go back to the instructions to do it..  I have done a lot of RV projects,,, Since I usually did a lot of steps and pictures I posted them on a blog and then put link on the forum,,, was easier and also did not take a lot of space on the forum page. this is the blogger I used
https://www.blogger.com/home   thanks for you contribution
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