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Posted: 07/17/12 05:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,
We just purchased our first Class B ! its a used pleasure way excel TD
Our question is, we want to convert the twin beds in the back to a large bed.

Has anyone did this with the pleasure way excel TD model? if so, any suggestions or ideas will be great. we are true newbies, LOL.

Thanks in advance
Pam and Mike


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Posted: 07/17/12 06:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know I have seen this for sale, but could not find with a quick Google search. It was an air mattress thing made to fit between two twin beds and fill in thw space making one big bed.

Try searching using terms like air mattress, twin bed, between, RV, boat, marine, etc.. I just can not remember where I saw it.


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I have an 09 PW Excel TD. If you look in the owners manual (pg 36 in mine), there are instructions to convert the twin beds to a single bed. Your PW should have come with two support boards that are stored under the passenger side single bed. Lift the passenger side bed and remove the two support boards, Place the boards on the rails between the two beds, place the side backrest cushions between the passenger side and drivers side beds and you have a large single bed!

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Thanks everyone, Mine is a 2000 and it didnt come with a manual LOL, but your suggestions sound good to me.

we cant wait to get our PW out with our jon boat and do some fishing and camping!

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Posted: 07/17/12 09:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know if PW does this, but Roadtrek is their closest competitor, and does... check the PW website and see if they have your model's owner's manual online.

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I just received a PDF file owner's manual from PW for my 95 SRL yesterday. Send them a note and you'll receive the manual in a day or two, no cost.

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Posted: 07/17/12 02:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fishingforfun wrote:

Hello,
We just purchased our first Class B ! its a used pleasure way excel TD
Our question is, we want to convert the twin beds in the back to a large bed.
Has anyone did this with the pleasure way excel TD model? if so, any suggestions or ideas will be great. we are true newbies, LOL.
Thanks in advance
Pam and Mike


Congratulations on your PW!

I have a 2003 PW Excel TD.
On my unit, to transform the twin beds into a "king" size bed, I remove the center drawer unit, just slide it toward the back and upward to disengage it from its "stay". The fixed base of the drawer unit becomes part of the bed platform at that point. I store the drawer unit between the driver and passenger seats to keep it accessible but out of the way.

There are wooden slats stored under one of the couch cushions. They are used to span the aisle between the two couches and provide support for the couch back bolster cushions, which are placed upon the slat supports to fill in the gap between the two couches.

PS: You'll probably want to use an extra thick mattress pad, foam, or memory foam topper on the bed, otherwise the cushions alone may be a bit uncomfortable.

Hope this helps.

* This post was edited 07/17/12 02:43pm by Escargot *


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Posted: 07/17/12 08:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

on our 2001 TD there are 4 boards to make into what I call a small king. Get the owners manual it shows how to do this plus it has a lot of other good info. Much better than a lot of other owners manuals. Two boards are stored under each twin, need to lift up to get to them in mine.

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There are wooden slats stored under one of the couch cushions. They are used to span the aisle between the two couches and provide support for the couch back bolster cushions, which are placed upon the slat supports to fill in the gap between the two couches.
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Posted: 07/22/12 04:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 2004 PW TD and thought we would probably leave the "king" size bed up a lot of the time, but don't. That's because we then lose the use of the nightstand and the drawers under the bed. Just try crawling around down there to find clean underwear. Well, it might depend on your age a bit. Also, during the day we'd have to sit in passenger and driver's seat to eat. Yes, we absolutely needed to get a good memory foam topper as the cushions that came with our unit are slab foam made more for seating than sleeping.


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