Fleetwood Evolution E1 Pop-up Trailer
I purchased a new 2007 Fleetwood Evolution E1 pop-up trailer.
This is a conventional pop-up design with beds that slide out to the
front and rear.
As seems to be common, the beds each have two rods that
provide support once the beds have been extended. The rear support rods
attach to the back bumper. The front rods attach to deck of a platform
that extends out two feet from the front of the trailer. There are two
problems with this current design: 1) Any items stored on the
deck that would cover the mounting location must be moved, and 2) the
studs used to hold the support rods prevent objects from being stored
flat on the deck surface in any position desired.
I want to modify the front bed support such that the attachment
point is the front railing that runs under the front deck. I plan to
mount new support pins on the front railing. The existing support tubes
and upper latching mechanism will be used however the front tubes will
be cut, and an extension tube will be used to give the proper length.
In order to swing the support tubes into place it will be necessary to
make the lower portion of the support tube removable.
As the first step in this project I took a set of photos of the front
and rear bed supports. I also made measurements of the factory support
system. (Dimension information to be added soon.)
Photos of rear bed
Photos of front bed
I am going to determine inside tubing diameter and locate tubing to use
for additional support. I will machine a couple of new mounts to be
placed on the lower railing and have a friend make a couple plugs that
will join the tubing.