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Old 04-03-2015, 04:17 PM   #1
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Bed Hold Up Struts...

The original struts that came with the trailer (3 years old) wont hold the bed platform up while accessing the storage area underneath. We have added a mattress topper but I don'y think that it added that much weight.. The struts are marked GSNI-5300-60 Gas Spring.. The are extremely small in diameter.. Can they be replaced with a strut that has more holding power if available or should I assume that they have failed and just replace them with like units?
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Yes you can replace them. Struts come in the same length with different ratings. The one you have is a 20" rated at 60#. Try an 80# version - GSNI-2300-80.

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Yes you can replace them. Struts come in the same length with different ratings. The one you have is a 20" rated at 60#. Try an 80# version - GSNI-2300-80.

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The 80 lb struts work great.. and with regular shipping I received them overnight.. Thanks for the info... Ted
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The 80 lb struts work great.. and with regular shipping I received them overnight.. Thanks for the info... Ted
You could have also re-located the anchor/pivot points of the struts to manage the extra weight.
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You could have also re-located the anchor/pivot points of the struts to manage the extra weight.
Did this with mine....moved the mounting about 2 inches further and now you lift the bed with one hand.
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Did this with mine....moved the mounting about 2 inches further and now you lift the bed with one hand.
Can you show pictures to help others? Might save them some $ wasted on new struts.
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