Problem with bed lift
I own a 2008 T255SL. I have a problem with the queen bed. The hinge screws are no longer staying in the wood platform because the holes have stripped. The other problem is the gas lifts are stuck in the fully extended position. I unscrewed the gas lifts so that the bed would lie flat. I am not happy with the dealer, as every time I bring the unit in for repair (under warranty) they tell me I have done something wrong, and blame me for the problem. I no longer want to work with the dealer.
I have thought of a couple of ideas to fix the bed problem myself, and wanted some input. Here are the options for the hinges.
#1 Mend the holes with carpenters glue & replace the screws in the same position.
#2 Drill the holes completely through the wood platform & replace the screws with bolts & nuts
#3 Move the hinges to a new position & create new holes for the screws.
#4 Replace the bed platform entirely with a better quality wood.
As far as the gas lifts, if I can not get them to retract, I will need to replace with new lifts (maybe a heavier duty type)