Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
Moderator Emeritus
Dave_Monica's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,329
Bed Lift Gas Struts

We've had an issue with the gas struts on the bed lift since day one on our Rockwood 8280WS. The gas struts aren't strong enough to support the bed on their own, making access to that storage area a PITA.

I was going to replace the 60 lb rated Suspa struts with 100 lb rated and priced them out on-line...$30 each plus shipping.

Before going to that step, I thought that I'd try to reposition the struts further away from the bed's hinge to see if that would work. I moved the cylinder end mounting (on the bed frame) 4" and the piston end (on the bottom of the bed) 5". The bed is easier to lift now and stays in the open position on it's own. The only downside is that the bed opening is 2" lower than it was previously, which for me, is more than adequate.

So for those that have found their's to be a similar problem, there is a easy 15 minute fix.


Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 PM.