RV Adjustable bed: Custom King Doppelflex MX2
Two independently operated 2 – motor custom Half-King Adjustable system ( 34.5 X 74.5 inch) screwed on platform in four places with L-shape brackets. Platform slides with upper section over lower section when closed. Lower section of the adjustable frame curls over with mattress to fit the compressed space. Cut lower section of external frame 51.5 inches from back. Add custom underside foot frame (2.5 inch deep) to rest the lower foot section on lower platform.
Both adjustable systems are in the “Default mode” where the head section raises initially up to 45 degree angle before the lumbar (back) section then raises to a 65 degree angle.
RV Mattress model: DW 800 Medium Firm (to comfy) Mattress. Two Custom Half King (35 X 75 inch) mattresses.
RV Model: 2018 Winnebago 27PE
Location: Winter Park, Florida”
“When my husband and I decided to become mostly full time RVers (traveling at least 6 months a year), we decided that upgrading the bed was imperative. We need more than an RV-sized mattress; we need an adjustable bed and one that accommodates our differing requirements of firmness, elevation, and sleep position. An additional requirement is that the end of the bed must articulate as when the slide is in, the foot of the bed bends 90 degrees.
I searched online and found a few that at first seemed to be a match, but upon further investigation, they could not meet our needs. I found Axel Bloom and when I saw the client testimonial with the articulated bed, I was hopeful. I sent an inquiry and within what seemed like only minutes, I got a response. After speaking with Yong, not only was it clear our requirements could be met, but that it was a challenge they would gladly accept.
It was a pleasure working with Yong via email and phone calls as we shared measurements, pictures, and plans to ensure the design would meet our needs and fit in our RV. We had what I thought was an aggressive timeline as we had a contract on our home and would be full time in our RV by the first week in March (the purchase agreement for the bed was finalized mid January). Yong assured me they could meet our date requirements as their standard delivery time is 3 weeks. I contacted Yong at the end of January to let him know that we would be away from home the week that it appeared the bed would be shipped. My request was that they delay shipment until we would be home, even though that would put the delivery into the last week of February and perilously close to our move out date. Instead, Yong had the beds sent “express” and we received them the first week of February. At Yong’s request we let him know when we were going to do the install; he checked in with us several times to provide tips in addition to the installation guide and to check our progress. I estimate the total installation time to be 3 hours as we had to change the way we secured the foot of the beds so that they don’t touch the wall.
I cannot overstate our pleasure in working with Yong on this project. He and his team have been most accommodating to our needs.”
Jen & Mike Haddad
Descriptions and Photos by the customer, Jen Haddad.
In hindsight we should have measured the distance between to the two cubby tops. Because you so smartly made everything slightly narrower in total, we had no problem. The distance between the two gray tops is only 71 ½”. Something to mention to your next client.
We only have a 14” walk space when the slide is fully extended
…and only a 1” clearance when the slide is completely in.(Note: this was original mattress)
Depth of top platform
Difference in height between sliding and fixed portion of bed. (We made a custom foot section so the lower section, when unfolded, would rest securely on the lower platform).
Shows where we marked the placement of the frames during our “test install”.
Shows placement of left-hand frame. (Note that we cut the lower section of the external frame so it could curl back when the slider was closed. The remaining upper section was then screwed on the upper platform. See photos of customer dosing so below).
Shows placement of the left-hand frame before attachment. We were able to reach these by raising the head and back. The nearest was a breeze. The far one, not so much. Much contorting was required on my part, mostly because of bad knees and wrists. 😊
Attempting to screw in the foot L bracket. Actually it turned out we couldn’t attach this one (and the same relative one on the right hand bed) because there is some kind of metal right below the wood. Net of it is that we attached 3 of 4 L brackets on each frame.
This would be the not pretty one you requested…in order to attach the second frame, we folded up only the head. That enabled me to reach over and screw down the L bracket.
Attaching the foot stopper. Because of the coziness of our install, we elected not to install any side stoppers. If we find we need them down the road, we will install at that point.
When our slide is completely in, it almost abuts the wall. We had originally put the handles above like your first client, but the angle didn’t allow them to be pulled in enough. We were able to get them pulled back so they don’t touch the wall by attaching at the sides.
It looks like the nearest one is too long, but it’s okay.
We made it, BARELY!
Jen and Mike Haddad!