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Posted: 08/25/12 09:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at what is holding up the two beds in my tent camper, I can’t help but wonder how much weight they can hold. I weigh 255 pounds and my wife weighs 165 pounds. I sure hope they can hold us. Does anyone know how much weight they can hold? I have a Rockwood HW 277.


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usually they're rated about 1000lbs carrying capacity


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1000-1200


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Unless you pull the transmission in with you, you'll be just fine. Real-world tests show that we're able to put 475 pounds, static weight. Then, get the little ones giggling and bouncing and that bunk-end handles even more force.


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I think they can hold more than they look like they will. Back in the days when I was plus 250 and DW was plus 200, and a couple of young kids came bouncing on top of us, I have to say I was a bit concerned. But, I don't think we ever came close to exceeding design limitations.


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They will hold a lot... [emoticon]
at least 11 years ago they did..
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My OFF-ROAD POPUP manuals states 1000lbs for each tent bed.

My Starcraft model uses the large HD slide rail attached to the tent bed floor and many aluminum poles that setup under the bed floor for support.

I suspect my front tent bed setup is stronger than the rear bed as it has a "U" bed support directly installed under the bed floor and attached to the trailer tongue area.

Once installed we fell very well supported and don't notice any problems.

My POPUP trailer comes with the front deck so we like using the front front tent bed that extends out over the front deck. Makes us feel better knowing four legged critters will probably not be hanging out under the tent floor whe we are sleeping...

I have some great pictures of the starcraft bed support setup method used but they are in the manual and not separately posted on any public URL web page that I can find.

My POPUP manual can be found here...
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he has a rockwood tho roy..Your starcraft manual likely wouldn't help his question much. His just has the standard pole on each side of the slideout going into the bumper and front frame

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Haven't had a Pop Up in a long time but my 86 Jayco 1008 could hold 1000# according to Jayco and I never busted it


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A safety factor of 1.65 is the norm. So 1,000#s should not fail until 1650#s

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