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 Post subject: Sliding Bed
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:16 pm 
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I'm trying to figure out how to make the bed slide easier.
When get ready to depart or setup at a new CG I have to push the bed to one side.
Due to the fact I have a new residential mattress it's a lot heavier.
It takes almost all my strength to push that bed platform from side to side.
I was thinking I could spray silucone on the runners or maybe at wheels to the runners.
Anyone else have any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding Bed
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Earl, how about this:

Go to HD or Lowes, and get some plastic sheeting from the paint dept that's thick enough to not tear easily.

Stand the mattress up against the wall, and cut the plastic about 6-8 inches bigger than the plywood base.
Stretch tight, and staple the plastic to the underneath side of the base.

Should be cheap, and I'm sure it would reduce the friction of the mattress sliding on the base quite a bit.
Staples can be easily removed with a screwdriver or needle nose, if you don't like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding Bed
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:18 am 
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In order to bring the bedroom slide in you have to push the whole bed frame/mattress to one side.
When you run the bedroom slide out you have to crawl to the bed side up against the wall and manually push it towards the slide area so you can have equal walking apace on both sides of the bed.
You can always let the slide push the bed over but I rather not have the slide have the extra weight to push.
I have replaced my OEM mattress with a much heavier residential mattress and added a 3" memory foam on top go that.
Anything you store under your bed also causes friction moving from side to side across the carpet.
It basically takes all my strength to push the bed from side to side.
The bed frame rides on these aluminum skids/rails. Too much friction, I may spray the rails with silicone to see if that helps or add wheels.
If I can't resolve the problem I will remove the mattress and go back to a lighter OEM mattress.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding Bed
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:16 am 
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Your bed isn’t mounted to the slide? It’s free standing? Having a hard time picturing what you have going on there. Maybe we can put our collective minds together in Dandridge. Going to be some brilliant minds there.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding Bed
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:48 pm 
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We have about 2 feet of space on my side, the side close to side window. Elaine's side is next to the closet bedroom slide. She has about 3 feet on her side. In order to bring the slide in almost 4 feet I have to push the bed to my side about 1 foot leaving me 12" to walk around.
The other side, the slide is up against the side of the bed.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding Bed
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:27 pm 
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My bedroom/closet slide is the same way but just the mattress moves not the entire base, that would be impossible with the storage underneath.
My mattress slides back and forth on the hinged plywood base that it sits on. It takes a lot of strength to push it back and forth so I'm considering a slick sheet of plastic or lexan between the mattress and plywood


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding Bed
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Earl,
You can always switch sides. You lay on the closet side and have Elaine sleep on the window side. Enter and exit through the bathroom so you can avoid the narrows at the foot of the bed. Then don't slide it. Too bad if she doesn't have enough room. You will have plenty. It's what I do... LOL

Seriously, I think the problem lies with how much the mattress weighs and how easy/uneasy the stuff under the bed will slide rather than the friction from the rails. But you can try it. Let us know what happens.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:17 am 
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Mine is like that, i've always relied on the slide to do the work for me. I used to just have duffle bags under the bed with stuff, then I switched to sterlite totes( I love these things, poor mans pelican cases) That made it a lot easier for me to push on when it was time. I use them for everything, from grain to camping supplies.

https://www.amazon.com/Sterilite-Gallon ... WZX7DCEXWD

Most the big Box stores carry them. Happy Trails

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:04 pm 
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The bed always has to be sludvto one side when closing the slide in.
I never walk at the end of the bed anyway, I always walk thru the bathroom to get to the closet.
The totes are use under the bed have little wheels.
It's the weight of the mattress that makes it hard moving the bed from side to side.
Switching sides with wife changes nothing, I still will need to move the bed to the middle of room for equal walking in both sides of bed.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 am 
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earlelaineb wrote:
Switching sides with wife changes nothing, I still will need to move the bed to the middle of room for equal walking in both sides of bed.


You didn't laugh at my humor? Oh well...Guess it wasn't funny. I laughed...

I think you might be correct about the weight of the mattress. I have an upgraded mattress and a soft top and it doesn't slide as easily as others I looked at in the shopping process. Did you use the spray lube on the rails? Did it help?

Pat

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:38 pm 
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I haven't use the silicone spray on the rails yet. I'll do it when I make it to Dandridge.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:22 pm 
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CoachHayhurst wrote:
earlelaineb wrote:
Switching sides with wife changes nothing, I still will need to move the bed to the middle of room for equal walking in both sides of bed.


You didn't laugh at my humor? Oh well...Guess it wasn't funny. I laughed...

I think you might be correct about the weight of the mattress. I have an upgraded mattress and a soft top and it doesn't slide as easily as others I looked at in the shopping process. Did you use the spray lube on the rails? Did it help?

Pat


Just for the record, I laughed.

:lol3

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:01 pm 
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What I've learned to do is get the heavy stuff out of storage, then with the storage lid up (I lift the mattress with the plywood cover), I go to the closet side and pull, using the top rail of the bed foundation. I only move it enough to get my legs between the mattress and wall on the opposite side of the bedroom (under the escape window). Then I step in between the wall and the mattress, bend my knees and push with my legs. A PITA in my opinion but it moves without killing my back.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:01 am 
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creagin wrote:

Just for the record, I laughed.

:lol3



Thanks Chuck!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:10 pm 
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earlelaineb wrote:
I haven't use the silicone spray on the rails yet.


Guess they decided to go cheaper on the 17's.
Our mattress is just sitting on a plywood top that's attached to the bed frame, no rails at all.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:06 am 
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The rails are mounted to the floor the whole bed foundation slides on these rails in order to make room for the bedroom slide to slide in.
So the whole bed has to pushed up against the other wall to make room for the slide. When the slide is in we don't really have access to the closet unless you crawl across the bed.

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