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Old 07-04-2016, 10:48 PM   #1
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Bed lift struts

My wife has been asking for lifts for the bed base to make it easier to get to our "we almost never need that" storage. Does anyone have a link for a product that would work? Our mattress is very light (it's a Sleep Number and they're glorified air beds).

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Old 07-04-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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Bedlift kits

try this link: HatchLift | Hydraulic Lift Kits | Rv Hatch Lifts | Hatch Hinges

My FIL has one in his, and I'm looking at putting one in my coach - cheers

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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I just ordered some from Amazon. The tricky part is how much force each strut exerts and where to position the ball mounts. We have a small bed storage space but lifting it bends the mattress, also a Sleep Number, so force is somewhat more than the mattress weight alone. I paid about $35 for the struts and ball mounts. The struts are 90 lb. force and are 17" long. 90 lbs. seems like a lot but locating them closer to the hinge point of the bed platform multiplies the force required.

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