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Old 05-05-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the weight limit for the bunk beds in a 2014 aerolite 282dbhs? Sticker says 150 lbs. I think it's the same in the 2013 also. Can you have more than that safely? Has anyone put more on these?
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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The sticker on my bunks says 300lbs each and I have been on it (a very slimming 235).
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Mine also says 300 lbs.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:28 PM   #4
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thanks for the info, friend. I only ask because the sticker on ours says 150 lbs.... we thought it was wrong.
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Thanks, the " sticker putter on guy" must of gotten mixed up. Ours says 150 lbs
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Ours also say 300 lbs on both bunks. We all climbed together on the bottom bunk at the dealer (2 adults, 2 kids, 400lbs total) and it was fine! That's when we saw the sticker!
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:06 AM   #7
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My 2015 bunks say 150lbs as well. I called the manufacturer and they said nope, 300lbs. I told them about the sticker, they were quite confused. Put me on hold for a few minutes and said OK go with the 150lbs! I don't think they even know the right answer to the question.

I would love it if they held more as I have a teen son and daughter that are getting up there in weight. My 2 little ones are a nonissue yet anyways.
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I had been looking at campers a month ago or so, I had this very discussion with the salesman. He showed us the difference between the 150pounder and the 300pounder bunks. There is a difference in the construction of the two. Visually we saw one used flake board as the base and one used plywood. The framing and brackets holding the bunks up were different in construction as well. It all boils down to the way they were made and the materials. We were particularly looking at the difference with the light duty fold down bunk and the heavier duty fold down bunk, major difference in construction. One example of the difference was the way the fold down bunks were held in place in the down position. The 150 had the slide latches, the 300 had support rails. We looked at so many of them, if it is labeled 150, it is probably exactly that.
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I had been looking at campers a month ago or so, I had this very discussion with the salesman. He showed us the difference between the 150pounder and the 300pounder bunks. There is a difference in the construction of the two. Visually we saw one used flake board as the base and one used plywood. The framing and brackets holding the bunks up were different in construction as well. It all boils down to the way they were made and the materials. We were particularly looking at the difference with the light duty fold down bunk and the heavier duty fold down bunk, major difference in construction. One example of the difference was the way the fold down bunks were held in place in the down position. The 150 had the slide latches, the 300 had support rails. We looked at so many of them, if it is labeled 150, it is probably exactly that.
They manufactured two versions within the same production year..thats odd. If I knew there was a choice, I would have looked for the 300lb version.

Customer service couldn't even answer the question, your sales guys was quite knowledgeable I would say
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Yeh, he spent a few hours on a cool Saturday morning walking through a lot of campers, he did have a good knowledge of things and shared a lot of info with us, including showing us his dream camper at a whopping 220k. The difference in the bunks was the package that the camper was built with. The 300 lb bunks came with a higher end package, he explained that it created options, spend a little more or a little less depending on preference. I would guess that the bunks would hold more than 150, but they have to label it within a safe limit. Strange customer service was so confused. Happy Camping!
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