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Old 06-03-2008, 11:47 AM   #11
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Are we talking about that one little door latch on the rear bed that latches the bed slide to the bathroom wall? I've always latched it and have never tried experimenting without it latched, but are you saying that little attachment prevents several hundred pounds of weight from falling to the ground? There's about 400 lbs up there when my wife and I are on it.

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Old 06-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #12
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As for security, you may want to check the following:

http://www.trailmanorowners.com/foru...ead.php?t=6283

http://www.trailmanorowners.com/foru...light=security
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:28 PM   #13
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I agree with camp to canoe. The second most thrilling experience in a TM bed is having it pull a James Bond on you. Bill just hasn't experienced that kind of TM adventure.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:26 PM   #14
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It seems that the only way this could happen would be if there was one person in the bed, putting their full weight on the very front (or rear) outside edge of the bed. I usually don't latch up the back bed (because I'm afraid that we'll forget to unlatch it when we collapse the bathroom walls and tear it out) and we've never had this happen to us, even if there's only one person lying in the very back towards the window.

Have you really had this happen? Why hasn't it happened to any of us? The support arms, plus the weight of the bed towards the center of the trailer seem to be enough to support the whole bed even if the latches aren't in place.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #15
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I didn't fall through but it got my attention quick. Try sitting against that outside wall. I don't weigh that much.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:54 PM   #16
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Were youi in the front bed or the rear? I really don't want to fall out of the bed.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:14 AM   #17
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Guaranteed that on my '05 2619 you will fall if the berths aren't latched - ask me how I know! - camp2canoe
OK, I gotta ask.....how do you know.

The last time the bed flip discussion came up, I did a little experiment. I unlatched the bed, and slide the bed in just enough to get my fingers up over the bed tray from the outside, and then tried to pull down. It didn't take much weight to get that bed to start to flip. Now granted, the leverage required right at the edge of the bed (my fingers pulling down) vs. spread out over a little wider area (my 190 lbs.) near the rear/front walls would figure in this, I don't think I am going to try getting in the bed and rolling over to the wall before the missus climbs in her side to counter weight everything without latching that puppy.

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Were youi in the front bed or the rear? I really don't want to fall out of the bed.
Rear Queen as I recall. I was working on the back window.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:29 PM   #19
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...There's about 400 lbs up there when my wife and I are on it...
You had better be about 280-290# of it Dave or hope she never reads your post...
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #20
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You had better be about 280-290# of it Dave or hope she never reads your post...
Haha....

Actually, it's less than that, but it's an even number. But I'm 6'2", taller on some days, so I for sure carry my fair share.

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