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Old 10-22-2010, 09:21 AM   #11
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I think you will really like those, Pondlady. We have actually had to adjust ours down on a Wildwood we had, as they were so strong the bed would "float" if we weren't careful.

You certainly should be able to lift it rather easily once the struts are installed. And you will love the storage.

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:09 PM   #12
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:41 PM   #13
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My 2607 was similar in design. The under bed plywood was screwed down, and there were two small drawers installed under the bed, one from each side.

I unscrewed the plywood, installed a long piano hinge. I then uninstalled the drawer systems, unscrewed the drawer-face from the drawers, installed hinges and a magnetic catch, and made them access doors.

After attempting to find a proper size/strength gas strut with the right monting brackets, I gave-up and made a prop-rod out of an old broomstick, with a "socket" for it on the underside of the plywood made out of a screw-on door bumper.

I now have the entire under-bunk area, where we store extra bedding - an extra quilt, extra sheets, two comforters, extra pillows, a step stool, the "spare" globes for the awning lights (red, white, & blue for holidays), and a couple of games.

Much better use of the space! Anyone want/need any drawer hardware?

BTW - Total job cost, less than $30, with the piano hinge being the most expensive part.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:13 PM   #14
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Any chance you can re post the pics?

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