This installation was a first! Bill and Barbara had arrived at 9:30 am from Redlands, CA. for the local installation. Bill and I then realized that we had measured the wrong width by 6 inches! In other words, both the adjustable beds and mattresses were 6 inches too wide. We had been remiss taking into account the fixtures beside the head that overhung the bed platform by 3 inches on each side. (see photos below). This was the first time we had such an experience. We then made another set of adjustable beds and mattresses, met at 7:30 pm and completed the installation. They departed that night at 10 pm. Thankfully home was an hour away.
Adjustable Bed: Custom King Doppelflex MX2 TWO-MOTOR ADJUSTABLE SYSTEM (29.5″ x 75″ – Custom RV Dimensions). Two independently operated beds.
To lift platform for storage access, cut back external frame 34.5 inches. (Platform hinge location is 34 inches from headboard). This results in 40.5 inch section of the lower external frame available to be screwed onto platform using four L-shape brackets for each adjustable bed. This platform (with the adjustable beds and mattresses) can then be raised normally to access the storage area.
Mattress Model: DW 800 Medium-Firm to the Comfy Mattress. Each mattress 29 x 76 inches.
RV Model: 1995 Monaco Signature Quad-Slide with 22,000 miles!
Customers: Bill & Barbara Lindsey
Location: Redlands, CA.
Both bed systems placed on the platform. Notice the one inch gap between the beds so they do not rub against each other and for wiggle room for installation.
Made a hole in the platform so we could snake down the transformer cables to connect to 120 V power under the platform bed. Long stick is to keep the platform up when accessing the storage area.
View of the transformers powered on and the struts’ angle.
Note the cabinet beside the head section that intrudes over the platform. We forgot to factor in that intrusion and spec’d the initial width too wide. We need 1.5 inch air gap from the side of the cabinet to the side of the adjustable bed so the side stopper will not graze the cabinet as the back of the adjustable bed raises from the back.
This is after we placed the mattress on the adjustable bed. Notice the CD Player that is attached to the cabinet. This added another 1.5 inches to the overhang over the platform/mattress that we had to factor out so the adjustable back would not graze this CD player when the back was raised. (More below).
On the other side of the bed, there was a CD player that was installed on the cabinet facing the bed. You can only see the metal side of the CD player but it added 1.5 inches to cabinet overhang.
You can see the edge of the grey carpet of the exiting platform that is exposed as we had to make a narrower mattress and adjustable bed to avoid the cabinet and CD player.
You can clearly see here how the head of the adjustable bed misses the CD player.
All is well when the mattress lies flat.
At the foot of the bed, we moved the foot stopper to avoid grazing the drawer handle when the slider was brought in.
Checking that the foot stopper does not graze the drawer.
Bill shining a light to help us. It was 9 pm at the time.
Lifting the foot section to screw on the L shape brackets on the inside of the external frame to the platform.
Both backs raised up.
Preparing to raise the lower platform to access the storage area.
We raised the backs up electrically before lifting the platform to access the storage compartment.
Finally ready for sleep!
Barbara patiently waiting as we install.
Look at that rich wood cabinets and finish!