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Old 02-23-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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2016 Forester, gas lifts for bed board

Has anyone installed gas lifts for the bed board?

If so, what size of lifts did you use, 30# 40# etc?

What length of lifts did you use?
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:54 PM   #2
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Has anyone installed gas lifts for the bed board?

If so, what size of lifts did you use, 30# 40# etc?

What length of lifts did you use?

We'd like to know, too! Especially after adding a memory foam mattress that weighs more.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:22 PM   #3
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Has anyone installed gas lifts for the bed board?

If so, what size of lifts did you use, 30# 40# etc?

What length of lifts did you use?

Assuming that you are looking for something that will address holding up the bed to get access to storage, water tank and or behind breakers. Are you looking for a solution to just hold the bed up or too help lift the bed and also hold it up?
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:48 PM   #4
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Assuming that you are looking for something that will address holding up the bed to get access to storage, water tank and or behind breakers. Are you looking for a solution to just hold the bed up or too help lift the bed and also hold it up?
I want to add lifts that will both help lift and hold the bed board up.
I added lifts to the small travel trailer we had before getting the Forester. Want to do the same thing, but thought it would help to know what others used.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:51 PM   #5
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Question on changes to this forum why are we seeing ads that do not pertain to the RV community? Its is very annoying and ruining this forum which WAS a great place to exchange info.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:05 PM   #6
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I also have looked at bed lift devices. I cannot speak to any product as I have not moved forward.

This is something that I bookmarked back when I was looking. It had choices that left me wondering what I needed. It may help you as a starting point.

RV Bedlift Kits
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:02 PM   #7
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I added them to my bed, used 60# struts. Bought all the pieces from Amazon. I think 2 60# struts would be plenty, but I don't have a memory foam mattress so it's just a guess.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:35 PM   #8
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Gas lift struts.

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Has anyone installed gas lifts for the bed board?

If so, what size of lifts did you use, 30# 40# etc?

What length of lifts did you use?
I measured the length of the strut and ordered on line a 100 pound rated pair. They were very easy to install.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:42 PM   #9
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Amazon has what you need. I ordered 100# gas struts. Measure the length of your Gas Struts and order the pair. You won't have any problem with 100# strut but you could get by with 60# struts.
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Question on changes to this forum why are we seeing ads that do not pertain to the RV community? Its is very annoying and ruining this forum which WAS a great place to exchange info.
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1. Ads displayed can come from cookies on your device.

2. Ads displayed may be considered "Promotional Consideration" by the hosting entity. (This Forum is not connected to any RV manufacturer or supplier)

3. It still IS a great place to exchange info.
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