Ladywendolyn, I wish you the best of luck in finding that those struts are just right for you.
Additionally, I was curious if you knew the part number or the uncompressed length or the weight resistance on your stock bed struts. We have a 264BH (with the same bed setup yet original mattress) but NO struts. Doesn't bother me much but, my wife is hardly able to lift it. I can't seem to find any info online about weight, length or part number.
I have read that the info I need can be found printed right on the strut itself (which it may or may not be) but, I have no access to said strut. If you could pass any of this info on to me my wife would GREATLY appreciate it! Then I'll just head to the local auto part store and cross one more thing off the mod list. Thanks in advance for any info you may have.
ADDITIONALLY ... if you do find the compression of your new struts is too extreme (murphy bed reference) then you could place a thumb lock or hook/loop lock under the plywood where it meets with the outerside of the foot end of the bed right next to your new (and genius) handle
. Much like a car's hatchback would pop back open if it isn't latched closed ... if you find your new mattress is lighter than the 100 lb struts you ordered, just add a thumb lock to keep it down.
Also, was wondering if your plywood under your bed is seperated by a piano hinge at the foot end of your pass-thru storage, or if the whole sheet of plywood lifts hinged at the headboard? I'm so sorry to be pressing you for all of this information. I may just start a new post to take the burden off of you doing all of my homework.