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Old 12-20-2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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Storage beneath bed.

Our 2018 Coleman 263bh has a queen bed that has a storage space beneath it. However, it is only accessable if you hold up the mattress and lift the hinged panel.??
I added sliding drawers on either side using existing wood paneling to create some usable storage. Wonder why Coleman didn't do this?

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Old 12-20-2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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Nice job!
You really don't wonder why Dutchman didn't do this, do you?
Working on your RV that question will come to mind many times.
I wonder why they can't use quality tires on the RVs but I know the answer so no more wondering.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:13 PM   #3
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I've never seen drawers under the bed. nice job.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:24 PM   #5
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Nice job!
You really don't wonder why Dutchman didn't do this, do you?
Working on your RV that question will come to mind many times.
I wonder why they can't use quality tires on the RVs but I know the answer so no more wondering.
Thanks. No, I really didn't wonder. But it would be easy for them. Tires are a whole different conversation. I'm swapping mine to Goodyear Endurance ST's as soon as I can.

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Looks great. I know I have modified ever RV I've ever owned.
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Looks great. I know I have modified ever RV I've ever owned.
Ditto... and according to the CFO/SWMBO I average about 10% of the purchase price. So no million dollar buses for me, can't afford the upgrades!

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Old 12-21-2017, 01:40 AM   #8
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Great idea, I might do the same with mine, I did seal up that big hole
under the bed that was open to the front storage compartment, sealing it really help with A/C and heat. Thanks for sharing
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Great idea, I might do the same with mine, I did seal up that big hole
under the bed that was open to the front storage compartment, sealing it really help with A/C and heat. Thanks for sharing
I did likewise. Cold air came up from storage so I insulated both on top of the bed platform and inside storage and caulked as well. It really does help. Thanks.

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I did likewise. Cold air came up from storage so I insulated both on top of the bed platform and inside storage and caulked as well. It really does help. Thanks.

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Excellent mod for sure. Drawers are nice there but for me I prefer the air assist lift with a very large space, storage for big items like tables and chairs and winter clothes in extra large vacuum bags. Glad they didn't put drawers under mine!

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Old 12-21-2017, 10:27 AM   #11
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Excellent mod for sure. Drawers are nice there but for me I prefer the air assist lift with a very large space, storage for big items like tables and chairs and winter clothes in extra large vacuum bags. Glad they didn't put drawers under mine!

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I like the large storage as well. I have another beneath the lower double size bunk that I use as you described. I just got tired of having to lift the mattress up to get to my storage there. Thanks for your response and safe traveling to you.

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I like the large storage as well. I have another beneath the lower double size bunk that I use as you described. I just got tired of having to lift the mattress up to get to my storage there. Thanks for your response and safe traveling to you.

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Just completed another drawer storage mod under the dinette benches, giving easier access to this space without pulling cushions and plywood up.https://goo.gl/search/Image
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Great job love it.
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Great job! I was thinking of adding drawers or air assist. What size sliders did you use?
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Great job! I was thinking of adding drawers or air assist. What size sliders did you use?
I used blumotion undermount slides 24".

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I used blumotion undermount slides 24".

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Can you tell me where you bought those slides and how much they cost?
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Great mod. On it!
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Can you tell me where you bought those slides and how much they cost?
Bought those from place in Birmingham called HGH Hardware. Pricey at $45.00 a pair but they are full extension heavy duty 24". You can get regular duty for half that, but since I built my drawers of 5/8" ply I felt I needed them.

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What size did your drawers end up for under the bed?


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Our 2018 Coleman 263bh has a queen bed that has a storage space beneath it. However, it is only accessable if you hold up the mattress and lift the hinged panel.??
I added sliding drawers on either side using existing wood paneling to create some usable storage. Wonder why Coleman didn't do this?

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What size did your drawers end up for under the bed?
They are 20"x24"x18"deep. Great for clothes hamper.

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