New Hymer bed system!!

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  1. Coolbeanz

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    We have just got back from our two week trip to France to test out the new Hymer and it surpassed our expectations in all areas except one!! Our old Hymer had the wooden slats under the mattresses, similar to the IKEA bed bases but the new Hymer has these funny plastic flexi things that look like lots of plastic flowers under the mattress. The beds are very comfy but the noise!! Every time either of us turn over the plastic flexi thingies make a noise. The simple answer would be to not turn over but I am a very restless sleeper as my arms go dead and I get shoulder pain if I'm in one position too long. Has any other Hymer owners had this problem and if so has any one found a way to quieten them? Clean answers only please :rolleyes:
     
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    We've got the wooden slats, and even they have started creaking on any movement.
    I'm going to try sprinkling some talc around any candidate friction areas.
    If that doesn't work, I will try to rub some beeswax on the friction points.
     
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    lay a blanket on the plastic grid before the materess
     
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    I'll give that a try while we're at Lincoln this weekend. (y)
     
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    Is that the Froli System?
    Meant to be the bee's knees in comfort
    Don't think I've ever heard anyone comment on it's noisiness!

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    That's the one, very comfy but boy is it noisy when you turn over :(
     
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    We have the same set up. No noise from ours and I've got to say been really impressed. Really comfortable and we both get really good nights sleep.
    Will take a closer look at ours at the weekend to see anything leaps out why your are noisey.
     
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    :eek: If that doesn't stop you creaking try the same measures on the bed. :)
     
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    We had them in our La Strada.

    I have just finished making some for our minivan too!

    No problems with ours?.

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    Same here, took out wooden slats to fit the Froli system, definite comfort improvement and no noise at all!

    The plastic "flowers" - are they clipped in place to the grey crosses on the base? They should be firmly attached - they come on and off by turning them 90 degrees. Are the grey cross bases clipped together firmly as well - they should be.

    If noise persists try a blanket under the Froli system - it might be the bases making a noise against the board underneath.
     
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    We'll check it out in the morning, some very useful info. Thanks guys and I'll feed back tomorrow. It's like a squeaky noise so something may be rubbing somewhere. Or my joints are worse than I thought and its me creaking :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Would KY be better on the friction area and keep the noise down? Beeswax might be too thick???
     
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    We to have the same system in our Hymer, and it is much more comfortable than the slatted system in our previous van. And we to do not have any noise from it. You could check that the fittings are securely screwed in and then give is a light spray with silicone grease.
     
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    Can't offer advice ref the froli system however for 'numb arms' try cuddling a bolster cushion at night, or something that shape, as it takes the pressure off the nerves that run through the shoulder.

    I have a pig soft toy that I call 'Pig-wig' which my Mum bought me ... it's basically a large sausage shape, pretty much like a bolster cushion but with feet, ears, nose and tail ... makes it easier to grab something to move him around ... especially his snout!!! :D
     
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    No noise from our bed with the funny plastic thingies and we are very active in bed.........

















    ......passing wind :moon2::BigGrin:
     
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    Definitely sounds (pun) as if your froli hasn't been installed properly.
     
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    You do know that you still need to use the mattress too don't you ... not just the springs! :rolleyes:
     
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    That would be just too funny...
    ...but looking back at the pic I posted earlier, I can see why you might think no mattress required... but surely not, really ??
     
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