Originally Posted by Dijoeboss
Struts would not hold the bed up, at least this way the bed is locked in the up position. One of the original struts had even bent the rod.
Understand that the struts would not hold the bed up, but they would assist in lifting it if left where they were or re-positioned. With one being bent indicates they were not positioned properly by the factory. Moving them away from the hinge will limit the opening, but increase the lifting force. The only thing to watch is making sure the strut anchor points are such that the struts can completely collapse when the bed is closed.