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Old 04-07-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Queen bed mod / lift n lock added

The struts weren't strong enough to hold up the bed to get into the storage area below the bed, had to have 2 people. I replaced struts with these lift-n-lock slides. Raise the bed and it stays , lift the bed and lower it back down. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-07-2014, 08:32 AM   #2
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Nice Idea, does prove difficult to hold open
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What a great Idea and lots of space
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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Lift and Lock

Do you have the model and manufacturer info. Sounds like a better solution than a stick.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #5
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Queen bed mod / lift n lock added

I will get ya the info and post it here shortly. They were cheap, like $22 shipped from Dallas.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:30 AM   #6
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:45 AM   #7
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Re-positioning the gas struts would also work and provide assistance in lifting the bed.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:01 AM   #8
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:31 AM   #10
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It's a done deal! Works awesome!!
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