Bunking your bed is easiest when you work with a partner. Give yourself plenty of room to work by deflating or removing your air mattresses from the bed. Move aside your bedside tables and camping gear so you have clear access to all four corners of the bed.
Tools and Hardware
Use the ratchet wrench and rubber mallet in your tool bag to remove all bolts, nuts, and washers from your orange bedpost plates. Be sure to save your loose hardware in the tool bag.
Tip: Use the ratchet end of the wrench to more easily loosen and tighten your bolts.
Lift the top bunk, rotate the frame, and rest it atop the bottom bunk.
Tip: Always lift the bunk from the side rails, do not lift the bunk from the mattress support slats.
Find your bedpost extensions under your bed.
Slot each extension into the lower bedposts, making sure the through-holes line up. Insert 8 bolts through the lower bedpost plates. Apply 2 washers per bolt and use your fingers to lightly affix 1 nut over each bolt.
Tip: Each orange plate has square holes and round holes. The square holes will always be on the outside face of the bed.
Lift the top bunk and slot into place on upper bedposts.
Insert 8 more bolts through the upper bedpost plates. Apply 2 washers and 1 nut per bolt. Tighten all 16 bolts and nuts on the upper and lower bunks with the wrench to secure in place.
Insert the orange safety rail poles along the top bunk, 4 per side, on the inside of the top bunk. Slot the canvas barrier onto the poles. Your bunk ladder is stored underneath your bed.
This is a two person job. Always tighten the bolts and use the safety rails.