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Old 11-11-2014, 03:10 AM   #1
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While we had the bed torn apart to re-engineer the washer hoses underneath, we made a slight change to the bed frame that made a big difference: We have the metal bed frame with the slats. We unscrewed the frame and slide it away from the "headboard" a few inches and then re-secured it. There is plenty of clearance when the slide is in before it would hit the dresser. This made an awesome improvement to the mattress support when you sit on the end of the bed. Couldn't do it before, the mattress would drop you on the floor because it was unsupported underneath. Much easier putting my socks on!! LOL! Just in case that drives anyone else crazy!!
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Great idea, will have to do that, tired of falling off the bed when putting my socks on.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:05 PM   #3
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I'm sure there's a good joke here somewhere.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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There sure was, and that's why we moved the bed frame down!! ;-)
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:29 PM   #5
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Great idea! Have you already checked clearance with the slides in? I'm sure its fine, as I don't remember the slides having to crunch up the mattress.

Spring is getting busy already.
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We went a step further. Since we have a SleepNumber, we completely removed the European Box Spring setup and installed new laun in it's place. We also lenghten it to provide more support at the end of the mattress.
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Great idea! Have you already checked clearance with the slides in? I'm sure its fine, as I don't remember the slides having to crunch up the mattress.

Spring is getting busy already.
Yes, there is still several inches of clearance in front of the bedframe. It's sooo much better
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We went a step further. Since we have a SleepNumber, we completely removed the European Box Spring setup and installed new laun in it's place. We also lenghten it to provide more support at the end of the mattress.
I can't really figure out why they made the frame so "short" but I am sure there is a reason. Maybe there are models where clearance is a problem.
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I wonder if the double slide units like DRV require the shorter bed, so they catered to all
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I wonder if the double slide units like DRV require the shorter bed, so they catered to all
Yes, that makes sense. The Redwood has such a BIG BEDROOM that we can have a BIG BED!! Yay!!!
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While we're talking Bedrooms. We looked at a new 39MB the other day and noticed that the Bedroom slide is bigger, I mean it extends out further, not a slide-in-a-slide. Ours is a 24" extension same as the Kitchen/Entertainment slide. This new MB was approx 32 to 36" extension, thus giving much more room at the foot of the bed.
Floor plans on the RW site don't show this change and wondering if it's being done on all front bedroom units vs the slide-in-a-slide. Anyone have any inside scoop??
We're debating on possibly moving to a 38RL or 39MB with the 1/2 bath delete, but that would mean climbing over the bed to get to the bathroom while on the road.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:46 PM   #12
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AND you can get slide-in-a-slide on the MB! (as long as you get a queen bed). I have to admit.... I am teased into looking at it. Don't ask me why, there is no way we could trade up... or maybe we could... NO! Maybe.... NO!!!! I would DIE to have a big pantry! I just took a photo of a new RE at a show the other day. I didn't measure it....

Looks the same to me. Maybe its just on the MB?
GOOD POINT about climbing over the bed to get to the bathroom. Might be a deal breaker.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:07 PM   #13
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The slide in the MB is a "super slide" which is the same size as the slide in the RL on the dining side. The MB is a beautiful coach but they need to extend it one foot so the pantry can be the same size as the RL. I like the idea of the bath and a half. The older we get the more that can come into play.

The MB also doesn't have any moving water or drain pipes while retracting the slides. I am also a little concerned about where the fresh water tank is. I prefer it being toward the pin.
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:41 AM   #14
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While we had the bed torn apart to re-engineer the washer hoses underneath, we made a slight change to the bed frame that made a big difference: We have the metal bed frame with the slats. We unscrewed the frame and slide it away from the "headboard" a few inches and then re-secured it. There is plenty of clearance when the slide is in before it would hit the dresser. This made an awesome improvement to the mattress support when you sit on the end of the bed. Couldn't do it before, the mattress would drop you on the floor because it was unsupported underneath. Much easier putting my socks on!! LOL! Just in case that drives anyone else crazy!!
The other option, which I prefer, is to keep your rig where you don't need socks
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I noticed that right after we bought ours - the bedroom slides with the W/D do not got out as far as the ones without, so we get a little ripped on the floorspace at the foot of the bed. I think the slide is limited because of the weight on the W/D.
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:48 AM   #16
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I can't really figure out why they made the frame so "short" but I am sure there is a reason. Maybe there are models where clearance is a problem.
Theresa - the FL's have slides on each side of the coach and when closed the end of the bed actually closes into the cupboards on the opposing slide. The tolerance is minimal so we are unable to make any changes to the mattress thickness or frame.

Although we use a 2" topper we have to fold it up to the head of the bed before closing the slides.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:28 AM   #17
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No problem with putting our socks on
We have gramma's blanket chest at the foot our bed. (It actually contains blankets! not more shoes)
We lucked out and it is the perfect height. When closing slide, we move it in front of the closet
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WOW, a Norco Cable Slide system and a Schwintek Slide System !!!!
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:05 PM   #19
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We certainly will have a "Pants and Socks burning party" in 3 years when we retire!!
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Theresa - the FL's have slides on each side of the coach and when closed the end of the bed actually closes into the cupboards on the opposing slide. The tolerance is minimal so we are unable to make any changes to the mattress thickness or frame.

Although we use a 2" topper we have to fold it up to the head of the bed before closing the slides.
Andy...wouldn't we be able to extend the frame? As long as you don't extend it to the edge of the mattress, I would think everything would be o.k. The mattress doesn't fold as it enters the cupboard/recess.
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