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« on: August 08, 2009, 03:29:27 PM »

Is there a weight limit on the slide out beds?

I just got the pop up and looking at how the poles hold it up, I think I should find out if there is a weight limit. My parents aren't the smallest of people and woudl love for them to come camping with us.

The camper is a 88 Palomino with what appears to be a King on one end and a Queen on the other end.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 06:37:46 PM »

The beds do have weight limits but they differ from camper to camper.  The best you could do to be certain is to get the owners manual.  I recently bought a used Jayco and was able to get the owners manual from the Jayco website.  I just sent a message to them and they emailed me the owners manual.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 08:51:56 PM »

You can also buy or purchase re-enforcements. I bought 3/4 inch metal pipes cut to length, with screw on pipe flange at the head and feet of the pipe. They screw into the bottom of the bunks. They work great on hard surfaces. Soft sand or mud would be a challenge. I have two for each bunk, one on each outer edge. Sales guy at Lowes taught me that trick.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 09:05:03 PM »

The vast majority of PUPs have a bunk weight limit of at least 1000 lbs.  I have a brochure with a picture of a PUP with a Taos PUP parked on one of the beds.  The small Fleetwood Taos has a limit of 750 lbs.  In any case, I can hardly see how you could fit that much weight comfortably on the respective beds.  If your beds have the same basic construction and support system, I'd bet they will support at least as much as the minimum among PUPs.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009, 07:20:55 AM »

IIRC, my 1978 Palomino had a maximum bunk rating of 750 lbs. for the queen size bunk areas.

 Contact Palomino for the specification for your year and model to be certain.

  WWW.palominorv.com
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 08:04:09 AM »

Welcome to PUX!

Most pop ups are rated somewhere between 1000-1200 lb. capacity for each bunk end, except for some of the smaller units. Unless your folks are 500+ each or are rocking the camper  Shocked, they should enjoy a good nights sleep!

You can also try e-mailing Palomino to see if the have an old spec sheet or try looking here http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?action=page;sa=manuals

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 08:14:06 AM »

Thanks guys!

they will be just fine it looks like. :)
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 09:05:59 PM »

Thanks
I was going to ask the same thing.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 01:07:04 PM »

or are rocking the camper  Shocked,

 Tongue Wink Shocked Big Smile Big Smile TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 01:20:21 PM »

Any engineer knows that there's a difference betwee "static" load and "dynamic" load.  Ummmm... isn't "rocking" a prerequisite for ejoying a good nights sleep?... as in, "being rocked to sleep"?  Or something like that?

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I just wanted to remind you that, especially if the larger people are in the aft bunk, make sure the stabilizers are down or you will quickly learn the meaning of the term "PUP Surfing".  Been there.  Done that.  All by myself.  Skeery.
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 01:20:53 PM »

Don't come a knockin'! Grin Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 02:16:50 PM »

Realy good point. thank you pianojuggler
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2010, 07:09:58 PM »

AKA a wheelie!
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2012, 07:54:28 PM »

anyone know the limit for a 1985 starcraft starlite21 .. help
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2012, 12:25:55 PM »

anyone know the limit for a 1985 starcraft starlite21 .. help


Since starcraft is still in business, it would probably be best to contact them directly.  Most likely it is somewhere between 750 to 1000 lbs.  This truly amazes me since they are held up by thin metal tubes.     
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