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Old 12-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #11
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The gas struts addition is the first mod I did to our TT. The under bed storage was useless before the struts. I got the struts and brackets at our dealer. The price was comparable to the online shops I checked. I used two 90lb struts IIRC. If you lift the mattress slightly the "hatch" opens right up, so the weight of the mattress holds it closed. I did reinforce the area with some 1x2's and 1x4's.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #12
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I need stronger gas struts the ones that came with it don't hold up our new matress. If anyone has tried new ones please let me know.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #13
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Installing higher capacity struts should be an easy upgrade
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #14
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I wish I could use my under bed storage. It's usually just me & my 7 yo daughter and we cannot even lift the bed. My hubby just discovered this unused space & said we could hide the Christmas presents in there.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #15
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I wish I could use my under bed storage. It's usually just me & my 7 yo daughter and we cannot even lift the bed. My hubby just discovered this unused space & said we could hide the Christmas presents in there.
Does it have the gas struts under it?
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #16
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Yes, I believe it does have gas struts but I can't lift it from corner and unable to get between wall & bed as there's no room.
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Yes, I believe it does have gas struts but I can't lift it from corner and unable to get between wall & bed as there's no room.
Yes I can see where that would be a problem if you cannot get in front of the bed and can only lift from the corner. On mine I can stand in front of the bed and lift it. But since I have added foam to the mattress and a heavy comforter the struts will not keep the added weight raised up.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #18
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so I have to update. I went out to the camper to get the Christmas goodies out and start wrapping. I lifted the bed up and started taking out some of the stuff. Next thing I know I feel the bed shift. Turns out the tiny little screws they have holding the hinge on the bed stripped and broke free. Add that to list of things to be fixed. Have to take a picture and send it to the dealer...I guess I will get a new piece of plywood for under the bed...
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:04 PM   #19
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my cheap jayflight has gas struts im surprised the whitehawk doesn't
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