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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

That Didn’t Sound Good

Location: Catskill, NY (High 77, Low 49)

Well, all’s well that ends well, as they say…but we did have a little scare last week with our fiver…

It began when we were in our bedroom in the evening and sat down on the corner of our bed. All of a sudden we heard a sound like wood cracking and we felt the bed go down on one side. After some investigating, Harry pulled out the big draIMG_2827wer at the foot of our bed and crawled underneath with a flashlight. He came out looking a bit shaken…turned out the screws holding the roller under that side of the bed had completely failed (heads sheared right off) and the bed was now sitting on the floor as opposed to the roller.

We had a small moment of panic as we realized that we couldn’t bring in the slide without the roller under the bed. Ok, maybe we were more than a little panicked. Luckily we had plans for the next day with our Heartland friends Bonnie and Dick, and when we called to cancel, Dick had some helpful advice for Harry on how to fix the problem. So we were actually able to go to bed and get some sleep with plans to tackle the issue in the morning.


In the morning we got to work….pulled off the mattress, and then Harry removed the screws holding the plywood on.





We were surprised to find that once the mattresses and plywood was removed, it was actually very easy to lift the frame and place the roller back where it belonged.




He used vice grips to remove the useless screws from the aluminum frame.





This is where the roller is supposed to be.






$1.81 in supplies!!






The hardest part was getting the holes drilled straight.












Two happy cats enjoying their bed put back together!


  1. Phew...that would have definitely scared me. Glad it was an easy fix.

  2. Sure glad that it was a fix that Harry could do. It's always a pain to have to even change the sheets because our two girls always want to help.

    1. Yes we had to close the door to the bedroom while we were working and they both sat out in the hall watching through the window with a worried look on their faces!! :)

  3. Glad it was an 'easy' fix. I find nothing with the bed is easy :)

  4. I'd say, "They don't make them like they used to." But then again, they never did. Some of the cheapness in RVs is really lamentable.