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Old 09-30-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Axis/Vegas Drop Down Bed Operation

When I store the drop down bed it pushes the ceiling up about 1/4 inch before it stops. Normal?

Are there adjustable limits to it?

I always lower it so there is about a 1/4 inch clearance.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:23 PM   #2
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Mine also pushes up against the ceiling but I'm not sure if it moves that much.

The bunk uses a similar mechanism to the slide (Schwintek) which means:
  • Always raise it all the way up or all the way down (which means the seats have to be forward and reclined enough so the bunk clears the seatbacks)
  • When all the way up or down hold the switch for an additional 3-5 seconds to sync the motors
  • Try not to stop anywhere in the middle and don't "reverse course" 1/2 way through

Having said all that: I picked up a foam mattress for our bunk that is too thick to stay on the bunk when all the way up. So when we're camping we'll raise it up until the mattress touches the ceiling (which leaves it about 1" down) but then lower it all the way down when its used for the night (again holding the switch for the extra 3-5 seconds on the bottom). So far after 4 seasons our front bunk hasn't given us any issues.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:15 PM   #3
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I simply drilled some 'lower' holes, about 12" down the rails, to allow ours to always 'store' with room to use it as 'storage' as well, while traveling. Never an issue.
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