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Old 03-03-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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bed gas shocks

Why don't jayco put gas shocks on the bed any more if there is storage under it they should put the shocks on. And the flip up cabinets don't have them either I know all about saving money but come on. Or did forget to put them on mine.
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Why don't jayco put gas shocks on the bed any more if there is storage under it they should put the shocks on. And the flip up cabinets don't have them either I know all about saving money but come on. Or did forget to put them on mine.
What year and model do you have? As I recall, not all units they make have those shocks.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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If I recall correctly some of the Whitehawks and Swifts do not have the bed shocks, but the Jayflights do.

Here is a link regarding the gas struts

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...bhs-11842.html
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I added them to ours. Bought the struts and brackets from our dealer. I also added some extra bracing just for kicks. It is a fairly easy mod to do. We did not use the space under the bed without the struts. It was just too much of a pain to get things in and out. If I had it to do over again I would set it up so the bed opens a little higher. We ended up buying zero gravity chairs after I did it and store them under the bed. It is a bit tight to get them out with the way our camper is laid out. If you decided to do it take into consideration what will be and may be stored there.
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Yeah I think the trailers that cost a little more have them...
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What year and model do you have? As I recall, not all units they make have those shocks.
2014 31dslb
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:02 PM   #7
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Ours has shocks on bed and cabinets ... If the bed didn't have them I would definitely install them because we use it for storing air mattresses and zero gravity chairs ... I put water hoses and shore power cord in from outside but it would be a pain to get the chairs in from the outside
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Without the gas struts, I would think the under-bed storage would be fairly useless. Either that or you could lose a body part if it falls on you .
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