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Old 11-11-2017, 12:37 PM   #1
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Mods to 'Bed Chamber'- New 19

After our first trip in our new 19 and being a reader I needed to have somewhere to put my book/Ipad etc. in our 'bed chamber'. So I made a night shelf and while installing the shelf I noticed while sitting on the edge of the bed I was crushing the mattress in that spot - I then realized each time we sat in this location [getting into/out of bed, putting my socks on etc. we were crushing the mattress - and not being small people me 190 lbs wife ........lbs I decided to correct this potential issue.
I made a plywood 'L' shaped support - the small part of the 'L' about 6" went under the mattress and extended about 4" on either side of the bulkheads. On the top of the 'L' I added a 1" x 2" to the edge the exact measurement of the opening. I then covered the outside of the bracket with foam and then black vinyl. The height of the bracket is just a bit higher that the mattress so now when we get in/out etc. the support takes our weight and not the mattress. [Not sure why last photo ended up on it's side]

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Old 11-11-2017, 02:11 PM   #2
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After our first trip in our new 19 and being a reader I needed to have somewhere to put my book/Ipad etc. in our 'bed chamber'. So I made a night shelf and while installing the shelf I noticed while sitting on the edge of the bed I was crushing the mattress in that spot - I then realized each time we sat in this location [getting into/out of bed, putting my socks on etc. we were crushing the mattress - and not being small people me 190 lbs wife ........lbs I decided to correct this potential issue.
I made a plywood 'L' shaped support - the small part of the 'L' about 6" went under the mattress and extended about 4" on either side of the bulkheads. On the top of the 'L' I added a 1" x 2" to the edge the exact measurement of the opening. I then covered the outside of the bracket with foam and then black vinyl. The height of the bracket is just a bit higher that the mattress so now when we get in/out etc. the support takes our weight and not the mattress. [Not sure why last photo ended up on it's side]

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Nice work Ron ! Love to see others Mods ! Pat
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:04 PM   #3
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Always interesting to see how one project leads to another....
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That is interesting Ron. I will have to check that out when we get our trailer. I know my wife likes sitting on the bed in our last trailer while she waited for things to cook.
She is also a reader in bed, but I am not. So I am going to ask for only one reading spot light and have it installed in the center and not one on either side. This way when she wants to read in bed the spot light will be pointed away from me...and down the hall.
I will also be ordering some extra stock material and making a split, padded headboard that hinges at the top. Her or my side will trip out at the bottom independently to form a nice wall to lean against. The hinges at the top of the head boards will have removable pins so they can be removed if required to service the mattress etc. This however I think will be a year 2 project.
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