Originally Posted by Belize
My 14 year old SMB is starting to show its age. The fabric where the pop top bed slides is tearing. I am sure this is a common repair, but canít find how owners are dealing with it. Patching doesnít look like it would hold up as the sliding bed would seem to quickly wear the thread. Iíd like it to look good, but function, durability and practicality take precedence over aesthetics. Any experience with this. An image of the spot (there are multiple spots on both sides) is included.
Ours looked exactly the same. Instead of replacing with more upholstery, we wanted something that would withstand harsh treatment.
= 1/8" x 1.5" adhesive backed UHMW plastic strips.
The stock bed platform now slides more smoothly.
It's only a week or so since install, so we don't have any feedback on use.
We used DeWalt clamps to make the adhesive stick.
Next time we would probably buy the non-adhesive UHMW and use M-1 Chemlink.
Keep in mind, we also removed the upholstery on the bottom of the bed channel and installed L track and brackets to support the bed channel, so that helped our decision to remove more upholstery!