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Old 09-30-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Anyone used these Gas Lifts on their bed?

Hi,
I have a 195RB with a Walk Around Bed. I want to add Gas Lifts to make the storage below the bed easy to get in and out of.
I got a set of Supra 100lb Gas Struts and Brackets from Amazon. Has anyone used these struts? If so, would you please share your experience and suggestions re: locating for best functionality, and any other comments you might have. Thanks in advance. Jeff
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:35 PM   #2
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I installed a similar set that I got from CW on our 195RB Baja:

Standard Bedlift Kit - Hatchlift 120-080 - Furnishing Accessories - Camping World

I think these are 90lb struts. Depending on which direction you install them you may need to provide additional support to prevent the plywood bed sheet from pulling away from the front wall when the struts are compressed. I also had to replace the hinges on the plywood bed sheet with something more substantial as well.

Once you get them in though it's a huge improvement to accessing the storage area.
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:50 PM   #3
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My trailer. Came stock with what I believe are 90 lb struts. The only markings I can find on them is a random set of numbers and letters with a dash the a 90. They work just fine.
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I installed a linear actuator on my bed in our 2BHS. The bed has the regular mattress and a 4" foam pad (or what ever they call them. I have no issues, it has been working since February of 2016 and is used on a daily basis, as I keep all my electronics hobby stuff under it. The one I purchased has a 225Lb limit, and is mounted close to the center of the bed. It does not strain itself going up and you can tell that it is a lot easier coming down.

I purchased mine on Amazon and the switch is a 3 position, up/off/down and it automatically turns off when either end is reached, which is a GREAT feature.

I also put a piece of metal about 12"x24" (it will need some type of support under the board) on the top of the bed and the actuator is bolted to it from the bottom. I also put a 1/4 inch x 2" x 5' aluminum strip on one of the 1x1 wood supports glued to the bottom of the bed board.

Leave the 2 side lift supports connected as they keep the bed level while going up and down.

Make sure you remove the pillows from the head of the bed before raising it.

I mounted the switch on the side of the bed stand, out of the way.

DW thinks it is the greatest upgrade that I have done so far.

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