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Old 10-15-2014, 12:41 AM   #1
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Under Bed Storage

I have a 2010 Mini Lite 2502s. Would like to use the under bed storage more but the support rods do not hold the bed open. Are these supports just for looks or should they hold the bed up when you access the storage compartment?
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:04 AM   #2
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A little of each. If your bed is comfortable they are probably undersized. We replaced the crappy standard issue mattress, and added a rod for holding up the bed when accessing storage.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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You can also move the rods. I did it on mine on the bottom frame....moved them 2 inches back and it made the bed easier to raise and also stay up. You might have to experiment with the distance to make it work. Was a lot cheaper then buying new ones.
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On our old trailer they wouldn't hold no matter what I did so I made a piece of wood the right length for a prop.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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I have a 2014 2502s and the rods on mine hold the bed up.


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Old 10-24-2014, 04:20 PM   #6
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2008 Mini Lite here, and the rods hold the bed (with a 3" memory foam overlay) up fine.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #7
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The bed storage locker will not stay open on our 2109S either.
I may try cpaulsen's solution.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:01 AM   #8
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Wait, there's rods for under bed storage? I didn't see any on my 2015 2502KS. Need to go back and look. I just pull it up and hold it up with my back. Been thinking about installing 2 hydraulic struts to hold it open.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:24 AM   #9
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I have a 2014 2502s with rods that hold the bed up.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:11 PM   #10
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Forest River needs to spec better bed support rods.
The ones I'm thinking of lock in place when you lift the bed up and then unlock when they are lifted slightly from the locked position.
They are mechanically actuated struts, not relying on gas under compression.
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