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« on: April 28, 2012, 03:03:53 pm »

Hi Folks,

I have a request from Diane to research where we might put some sort
of grab-rail to lift herself up to climb over me and out of the bed.  She
suggests the corner of the cabinet at the foot of the bed.   I'm on the
aisle side because I get up in the night far more often than she does.

Anybody done any thinking like this?  I'll likely have to get something
fabricated for the grab-rail.  Fortunately there are lots of boat hardware
places (and welding shops) around here.

Bill
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 03:31:28 pm »

I don't have a 2350, so I don't know about placement, but there are tons of grab bars designed for use in bathrooms on Amazon in a variety of sizes, finishes, and prices.  I suspect you could get a really nice grab bar without having to have it fabricated.  I think your major problem will be finding a suitable spot to mount it, as RVs do not tend to have convenient 2x4 studs to screw them into.

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 04:42:48 pm »

Bill,
    Our first PC was a 2350 and I can not think of any point around the bed strong enough to support a grab bar. You might be able to build some support inside the shirt closet, but I don't know if the closet could handle the weight.

    I would suggest you wait until Monday and call the factory, explain what you are doing and ask for Bobby. The folks at the factory are always willing to help an owner regardless if they bought it new or used. the number is 877-754-8535 toll free or 574-266-2020.  
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 05:38:10 pm »

Our first PC was a 2350 and I can truly understand!!! Our solution=2551 twin beds.

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 07:08:38 pm »

Yes Judi, Our solution=2552 twin beds. Almost the same solution.

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 09:48:59 pm »

As was ours. An Alpine Coach 1st, a 2007 2350S 2nd, a 2010 2551S 3rd and then this 2011 2552S lastpulling hair out
If, after 4 motorhomes in 3 years, we find we're not still thrilled with this 2552S (the most expensive bit of wood I ever bought), we're getting out of the game. Cry
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 02:56:30 pm »

This topic would be interesting to my wife as she too sleeps on the wall side of our 2350.  She gracefully lets me sleep on the isle side for two reasons.
1) That is our relative sleeping position at home
2) I would feel cramped without the ability to over-hang my feet when a larger gap forms between my head and the head board.

My wife struggles getting out unless I first do, so most often I get out for her easier exit.  The few times I don't is when she is try not to disturb me.  "Just disturb me please".

It seems to me there are a few places for a grab bar to attach
1) to a ceiling joist, but you run the risk of bumping your head on it.
2) above the thermostat
3) to the shirt closet.  But we have a TV there which would not allow for it.


Something like this is "Hospital" like, but are very strong and have no sharp edges to get hurt on if bumped.  These are bought at most home improvement stores.
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