Sheldon: Attached is a shot of the bracket that holds the cot. There are four of these - two on each side. They are permanently mounted, but you do not even know they are there when the cot is not in use. (Ignore the vertical white pipes - these were my refrigerant lines for a mini-split A/C that were eventually covered by the corner padding.)
The cot is very strong, but we found that since the crossbars are two pieces without a super tight fit that the cot wanted to sag a little bit in the middle. We solved that by welding the poles together and we store the cot by rolling it up and putting it across the trailer under the bed. It goes in through the rear passenger side hatch. This is convenient enough given how infrequently the cot is used.
Also, if a trailer is only ordered "cot ready" it is simply the support blocks glassed in behind the vinyl headliner. If you then decide to order the cot it is very particular measuring to locate the wall brackets properly and the crossbars either need to be cut by Reace or he'll send them long for you to cut. He prefers if the owner cuts them because it is an exact fit. Atleast on the classic 19 the shape of the mold causes the front crossbar to be shorter than the rear crossbar. Long story short...if you think you will use the cot I suggest ordering it with the build.
Here is a good shot of the cot in use in a classic 19. http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f7...html#post80246