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Trail-lite Bantam Beds Kelly Shirley 2-14-03  
Is there a trick in folding up the beds on the trial-lite. I just got a 99 trailer that has the fold out beds. I cannot for the life of me get the beds to fold up and close up the camper. The canvas is also a problem for me. Any tricks or ideas?

Any help would be great.
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds Mark Mergist 5-27-03  
I own a bantam triallite 17' The trick to the beds is easy. The beds should be in the down and set up poitions. Lets start with the back bed (full bed). The bed folds up in two pieces. For it over on to itself. Unhook the Pole from the ceiling and pull the U shaped pool down toward you. It should pass over the bed and can be put all the way to the panel. Take the T pole off and place it on the bed shelf, thats where I store mine. Now go on the outside and unsnap the canvas. There are snapes that hold the top of the bed up when the bed door is closed. Snap that making sure that it goes over the bar so the bar will not move. Take the canvas on each side and fold the sides in. It makes like an angle form the camper to the bottom of the canvas conner. I leave the bed snapped in place at end of the panel. I then tuck as much of the canvas under the bed so that when it is closed it does not get caught in the top of the door and the outside. I then close the door. From the inside you can see that it is all folded up and does not take much space. It works great! Now the front works the same, with only one difference. The T bar is pulled down before folding the bed. This allows the U shaped bar to rest on the bed. Then fold up the bed and place the pole on the bed shelf. Go on the out side and to the same as the back. After closing up, go inside and u will notice that it is like folded up. The canvas is not just hanging, it is snug agains the bed. Took me a few times to come up with this method, but it works great. I hope this is helpfull. Good luck.
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds Dorin 3-7-03  
We own a Shasta Wings 21 (it's like the Bantam). We found folding the beds to be a challenge the first time. We found that taking the mattresses out of the beds, completely, when folding them up made the job much easier. For travel, we stow the matrresses in the back of our camper.
The other thing we found that works, is to fold all the canvas into the camper, and have 1 person inside holding the canvas in while the beds are being folded in.
I'm not sure if this will help you, but it's a couple things we've found that made our camp "tear down" go a little smoother.
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds leanne 8-19-11  
Where would I purchase replacement canvas for a trail lite camper. thanks
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds lester 6-27-12  
How to fold up beds
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds Judy Lane 3-3-15  
I am having a problem folding out the beds. Don't know where the rods are supposed to be placed.2001 Bantam fold out on each end. I watched when it was taken down but am lost. No instruction for this.Thanks
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds gwen heesch 7-19-15  
We owna 1999 trail lite bantam camper and have lost one of the stabalizer poles to keep up the beds - any one know where we can get one?
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds Janet Bennett 2-22-15  
Where can I get replament canvas for mt batam
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds larry blair 6-4-13  
How to close up the beds on Trail lite bantam camper
Re: Trail-lite Bantam Beds Ronnie Elliott 10-24-14  
I just purchase a 1998 17' Bantam Trail Lite. I am having problems folding the beds when try to close. Would you have any diagrams that would help me.
Thanks
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