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Electric Drop down bed

Nov 13, 2019
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I'm a newbie
We are newbies in a 2019 Adria 590 ST. Would be most grateful if anybody could explain how to move the bed up and down should the electrics pack up... Can't find any instructions in the handbook.. Many thanks..
 
Jun 24, 2019
678
1,132
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61,896
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Dethleffs Globebus
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2000
Electric beds usually have a manual cranking handle should the electrics fail.
 
OP
Sticky Biscuit
Nov 13, 2019
28
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I'm a newbie
Many thanks. Any idea where the cranking handle lives and what it fits on to? It's not obvious to me.
 
OP
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Nov 13, 2019
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Christmas over and had another look but still can't find how to do it..

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Jan 19, 2014
4,124
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south shields
Funster No
29,767
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Chausson 620 welcoome
Exp
since 1990
Christmas over and had another look but still can't find how to do it..
Have you found the motor..
If you look under the mattress into the bed you should see it.. As said the winder will be a socket in the end of the motor shaft ..square or hexagonal most likely..
The motor will be accessible through a removable panel most likely and you wouldn't have to remove the mattress to get to it normally... But you will have to locate it first so you know where to look..
Andy.
 
OP
Sticky Biscuit
Nov 13, 2019
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I'm a newbie
Cheers Andy, I did have a look under the Mattress and all I can recall seeing was the wooden slats and the wiring going to 4 lights underneath the bed. Will definately have another look.. Many thanks..
 
Jan 19, 2014
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Cheers Andy, I did have a look under the Mattress and all I can recall seeing was the wooden slats and the wiring going to 4 lights underneath the bed. Will definately have another look.. Many thanks..
A picture or two to possibly help.. My bed motor is behind a panel on the cntr front of the bed and accessed through a panel with two built in lights.. Im told some motors are accessed at the side of the bed..

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With the panel removed the hexagon socket is where the winder has to go.
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And this is what I would use if I ever had to wind it manualy
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Andy

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Oct 6, 2016
735
1,457
Pembrokeshire
Funster No
45,470
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Chasson 510
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2016
Our project 2000 electric bed has the crank hole on the side of the bed right next to the lounge window wall. Tried a dummy run. You have to feel to align up the hole and crank, can’t see a thing.
reckon it would be time to wake up by the time I had wound it down.:xrofl:
 
OP
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Nov 13, 2019
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I'm a newbie
We had a Comprensive 2 hr handover but not dealt with. Too much info to a technophobe like me. Will have another look tomorrow. Thanks for all the advice. Will report back..

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Nov 13, 2019
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Had another look and still baffled.. Perhaps it is just staring me in the face. Presumably the motor is inside the square box at the foreground of the photo attached.
 
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Nov 13, 2019
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Had another look but still baffled...perhaps it is staring at me in the face. Presumably the motor is in the box at the foreground of the photo attached?
 
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Nov 13, 2019
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Had another look but still baffled...perhaps it is staring at me in the face. Presumably the motor is in the box at the foreground of the photo attached?

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Jan 19, 2014
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Had another look but still baffled...perhaps it is staring at me in the face. Presumably the motor is in the box at the foreground of the photo attached?
Nothing like that on my drop down bed..that looks like a series of linkages and struts... Mine bed is suspended by belts .. The motor drives a shaft that the belts are attached to to lower and raise the bed..
Andy..
 
Feb 26, 2016
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41,781
MH
A Class Laika 712
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6
Our Pilote, with an electric drop down bed, had no way of manually getting it up or down. When it got stuck, we were fcuked. We sold it in part exchange when it was still stuck.
 

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Dec 5, 2008
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if anybody could explain how to move the bed
I think a more important question is..................

How to move it down when a bit of lightning sets it off in the night and there you are squashed between the roof and the bed.

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Jun 30, 2013
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Burstner Harmony TI 736 G
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Since 1987
Our Burstner has the project 2000 bed. I have their own instruction manual and the huge Burstner instruction manual that comes with the van.
Both manuals show you how to lower or raise the bed manually with photos of where to insert the crank handle.
The handle itself was in a plastic bag in a drawer.
I would have thought you will find all the info you need in the instruction manual.
 

Wombles

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Hi Sticky Biscuit - if you need specific info. about this for your make & model & no owners on here to advise then maybe message Adria through their Facebook page as we have always found them to be responsive & helpful that way previously or your Adria dealer as even if they don't know they should be able to find out.
Hopefully it's not a Project 2000 electric bed as in recent years they had a reputation for getting stuck & lots of posts on here about how to reset them. Using the tiny allen key provided for these is very fiddly & time consuming so many do carry better options. If it is then maybe by now they have overcome the problems experienced previously.
 
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Nov 13, 2019
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Thank you for all your advice which is most welcome. There is nothing in the Adria instruction booklet. I don't think it's a Project 2000 bed as it's not a word that I have seen in any of the literature.. I think I will try the Adria Facebook suggestion.. Watch this space@!

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Jun 17, 2017
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A class Adria Sonic
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Still learning the ropes!
Thank you for all your advice which is most welcome. There is nothing in the Adria instruction booklet. I don't think it's a Project 2000 bed as it's not a word that I have seen in any of the literature.. I think I will try the Adria Facebook suggestion.. Watch this space@!


:xwink:
If you find owt out come back and tell us as I’ve just bought an Adria and your info could come in handy in the future?
 
OP
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Nov 13, 2019
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Will do. I have emailed the dealer and await their reply. I have a suspicion that there is no manual method but am keen to know one way or the other
 
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Nov 13, 2019
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I have now checked with the dealer who subsequently asked Adria and apparently there is no manual override for the dropdown bed. So fingers crossed it does not get stuck...!!!

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Camdoon

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I have now checked with the dealer who subsequently asked Adria and apparently there is no manual override for the dropdown bed. So fingers crossed it does not get stuck...!!!
Just scrolling through here so a bit late to the party. As the bed does not encroach the cab area you will always be able to drive for help. So not perfect but better than being stuck stuck.
 
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