Sundance530LP Bed Broken again

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  1. Mr Colpot

    Mr Colpot Funster

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    Having (so I thought) strengthened the bed frames by adding a thicker bit of wood and metal brackets the damn thing broke again on Friday Night one side (luckily I had the G-clamps from before!) and then again on the other side on Saturday.
    Any ideas what I can do next? I am thinking of adding a support on the front edge both sides, but the issue appears to be thickness of the top piece of wood which houses the slats.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    same problem on our kontiki.

    on ours its the front rail on the slide out bed base in the 'U' shaped lounge

    fixed ours with cable tie-wraps but it doesnt look pretty.

    other options would be...

    1) strip out and rebuilt the bed frame using new wood and better joints...thats my plan eventually.:RollEyes:

    2) tell Mrs colpot she'll have to wait 'til you get home for horizontal jogging.:Blush:
     
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  3. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    You are just going to have to stop jumping of the top of the wardrobe and swinging from the chandelier !!!!!


    :BigGrin: :thumb: :Smile:


    So sorry to hear about your bed problems but you better get it fixed quick you dont want it ending in divorce :Blush:

    Have a look on ebay may be something there to help you xxxxxxxxxx

    Good luck xxxxxx
     
  4. DESCO

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    I would have thought that you would have guessed by now Swift don't make beds to be slept on, they are only for show. You are expecting too much for your money.:Wink:

    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Oooo!!!! your only jealous....:Rofl1:
     
  6. Mr Colpot

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    So - thats where I've gone wrong - expecting to sleep on the bed!:Smile:
     
  7. Terry

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: Any pics for a suggestion on how to fix permanently ?
    terry (joiner by trade)
     
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    Most of us would have no hesitation in beefing up the structure ourselves, if you are unable to do so for any reason and find yourself in Devon do give me a shout I'd be glad to help out. I have full workshop facilites and overnight parking .
     
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    Going slightly off topic here but, Terry, what is the difference between a 'joiner' and a 'carpenter'?
    Thanks,

    Harvey
     
  10. DESCO

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    One begins with C and the outher J obviuos en it :Eeek:

    Dave:thumb:
     
  11. Terry

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    Not 100 % sure myself :Rofl1: but joiners do anything :Rofl1: From all joinery work in houses(ground up to roof) shop fitting and shuttering-- and carpenters make furniture
    If anybody knows more than that feel free to educate us :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    terry
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos202.htm
    it seams I am both !!
     
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  12. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    One was an anorexic young lady whom produced some of the greatest music ever,

    the other was the father of Jesus christ,:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    sorry people couldn't resist it.

    As for fixing the bed? sounds like better quality of wood or perhaps even a better design. I personally would be off to Devon in a shot :thumb:
     
  13. Mr Colpot

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    Roger
    Thanks for the kind offer, as I said, I thought I had beefed up the bed. I think I can see where the problem is and I will be fitting an extra support in the middle of each side to see if that works. If it doesnt I may take you up on your kind offer. :thumb:
     
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    I took some pics, but feel the need to add arrows and descriptions, but cant now insert them into thread. Anyway, I am going to try adding an extra support in the middle and see if that works!hardhat
     
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    Update: Have added extra support in the middle of each side and added L shaped brackets to each corner. Tested at the weekend and seems better, although the previous work appeared to work for a while, so time will tell.
     
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    Hope you can now get a good nights sleep at last, after all that work you deserve it:Wink:


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    About £10 per hour ?
     
  18. sinbad1

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    Best bet is your local chippy:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  19. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    I agree but whats that got to do with woodwork:Rofl1:


    Sorry could not resist


    Dave
     
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  20. Terry

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    Hi could you not have put the brackets in from behind -out of sight ?
    terry
     
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