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Old 06-28-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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Happy Jack Beds

Just a curiosity question. Why is it necessary to have the happy Jack beds in the garage raised when traveling? Sometimes when traveling with no toys it seems a waste of time to undo the table etc.

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Old 06-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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As a person who is going to be taking delivery of a new 3970 soon, It has been described to me, that the beds need to be stowed up to help prevent the bouncing that the seats would encounter while traveling the roads. I am much in agreement with you however, as I will not be traveling with toys either. I am going to use some shoring posts (hard pack foam blocks) under the front edges of the seats to the floor to prevent that bouncing while everything stays in the lower position saving wear and tear on the mechanisms.

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Old 06-28-2016, 07:32 PM   #3
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I'm with the both of you, When I don't have toys on board, I have a cage area for my 2 Labs, One time on our nice Roads..LOL when we arrived, I found the lower bed, had dropped down and only because of the fence, didn't come all the way down, I have added another set of holes to hold both beds in the up position, but I would like to know if we can run with the table in place??
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:37 PM   #4
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No worry about my seats... since I consider them to be uncomfortable as hell, and of not any real use... I removed them completely from my rig. Of course, I also removed the mattress in the upper bunk, and now use that space for storage.

As for leaving the upper bunk up or down... I leave it just high enough that I don't bump my head on it. For travel, I've drilled new holes for the pins so I don't have to worry about it falling on my bike while enroute.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:44 PM   #5
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I have the bed with the Happi Jac and have run with the bed pinned up and the bench and table in place with no problems.
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