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Old 12-11-2015, 09:53 PM   #11
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This is what I installed so the lift would stay up with the weight of the mattress. Love it. Lift all the way and set down on the locks, lift up again to release the locks and lower bed down.


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Old 12-11-2015, 10:20 PM   #12
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:22 PM   #13
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The lifts (2) came installed from the factory on my unit. It keeps the bed up OK but when I lower it I have to hold the bed securely or it will fall down like there was nothing there. Is this normal or should I look into replacing them?
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:57 PM   #14
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I'd say you're fine. On mine, they wouldn't hold the bed up at all. If it holds them up, you're doing alright...
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:59 PM   #15
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The lifts (2) came installed from the factory on my unit. It keeps the bed up OK but when I lower it I have to hold the bed securely or it will fall down like there was nothing there. Is this normal or should I look into replacing them?
They are fine. Mine spring back into the closed position. At some point the angle of the bed and strut will cause the bed to cam back shut. This is so the bed stays closed.
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They are fine. Mine spring back into the closed position. At some point the angle of the bed and strut will cause the bed to cam back shut. This is so the bed stays closed.
Thanks. Good to know. I guess I'll just be more careful so I don't get my fingers crushed again.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:05 PM   #17
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Yes.. Mine can come down with some force. You can try to move the strut a bit further away from its closed position. It will relieve some of the force. But, if you go to far it will not stay shut.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:07 AM   #18
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My struts held up the bed just fine, until I added 3/4 inch sheet of plywood on top of my bed to extend the frame to a full size queen mattress from the Queen short that my trailer came with. Now it is way to heavy for the struts to hold up the mattress, so I have to be super careful opening and closing.
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My struts held up the bed just fine, until I added 3/4 inch sheet of plywood on top of my bed to extend the frame to a full size queen mattress from the Queen short that my trailer came with. Now it is way to heavy for the struts to hold up the mattress, so I have to be super careful opening and closing.

If you placed the other plywood on top of what was there why don't you just take out the bottom layer of plywood and screw the hinges in the one you added. Less weight.
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The total of 3/4 ply and the bigger mat is the issue,they need Larger PSI struts! Youroo!!
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