Originally Posted by whatme
Has anyone actually used the fold down forward bunk on a 189FBS? I would be scared to put my 7 year old grand daughter up there! The construction is so flimsy, when she sits in the middle of the lowered front it bows down and everything creaks like its about to fall apart. We would like to use more as a bunk but afraid the whole thing would just collapse. Anyone out there done any mods to make this a truly safe bunk that can actual be used to say support a adult?
We used it for several years for our young kids without any problems. We stopped once the kids hit about 60lbs - I certainly wouldn’t trust the 150lb rating Cruiser puts on it.
I did a couple of upgrades to it. I updated the end faster of the side metal support. I wanted a more positive connection to the metal stud in the wall.
I also installed a closet rod above the outer edge to use as a safety rail so the kids didn’t risk rolling off. And it also give us a place to hang things during the day when the bunk is folded.