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    Removing bedside shelves

    I have a Solitude 310GK with an RV king bed that has been replaced with a real mattress of the same size...but much thicker. The additional mattress height has me wanting to remove the shelves.

    Has anyone done this and if so, how did you repair the screw holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DECelt View Post
    I have a Solitude 310GK with an RV king bed that has been replaced with a real mattress of the same size...but much thicker. The additional mattress height has me wanting to remove the shelves.

    Has anyone done this and if so, how did you repair the screw holes?

    Thanks!

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    Why not just raise the shelves higher? Certainly your call. Depends on how much you use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DECelt View Post
    I have a Solitude 310GK with an RV king bed that has been replaced with a real mattress of the same size...but much thicker. The additional mattress height has me wanting to remove the shelves.

    Has anyone done this and if so, how did you repair the screw holes?

    Thanks!

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    That begs the question... if you want to add something a bit higher and more robust, how do you go about securing things like a new shelf? Command hooks probably not the most stable!
    How are the original shelves secured?

    As for cleaning up holes, I'd maybe look at the Elmers wood putty that comes in various colors and get what's close, then use the old wet finger application method to just fill the hole.
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    We got a roll of the wallpaper seam tape from GD. You could probably make a horizontal border stripe to cover the holes with something like that. Or possibly make an accent border with a different color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfowler55 View Post
    We got a roll of the wallpaper seam tape from GD. You could probably make a horizontal border stripe to cover the holes with something like that. Or possibly make an accent border with a different color.
    Charlie
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    As far as moving the shelves up...they are only a couple inches under the windows...that wouldn't save my head.

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    I removed them long ago for same reason. I'd you're on FB, Nikki has all the details of my mods for the bed upgrades.

    If not, I simply bought molding from GD to cover the holes, sort of a chair rail effect. I repurposed the shelves too. I'll see if I can snap some photos.
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    We removed those shelves for same reason. New mattress and bedding is taller and covers the holes. I saw no need address them, but might if we ever switched back to shallower mattress.
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    I need to do this on our 2023 320MKS to fit the king size mattress. Is there any tip for removing those Bed Shelves?
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    We added a real mattress to our 337 and didn't have to do anything with the shelves, good as we put our phones and water bottle there, good place for a flashlight as needed too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFF&KRN View Post
    We added a real mattress to our 337 and didn't have to do anything with the shelves, good as we put our phones and water bottle there, good place for a flashlight as needed too!
    Happy New Year!!!
    So you added a king mattress and didn't have to remove those?
    We have our king sitting on top of the queen, which puts the king above those shelves, but make it tough to get onto the bed and leaves very little head room.

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