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Old 06-11-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Bed lift struts?

I want to add some lift struts to the under-bed storage lid on my 198RD. Does anybody know what weight rating struts I should look for? and where to buy them from? .... Thanks for any help!
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:13 PM   #2
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While I can't answer completely, I bought mine at Camping World. IF you know the weight rating needed, there are lots of places to buy gas struts (think automotive) cheaper. I ended up buying 3 different weight rating sets and took the two back that didn't work. Can't recall the ratings on the ones I had, but every situation will vary. I added them when enlarging the hinged lid for a full size queen mattress...
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My 19RD came with 'em.


I'll try and grab some pix (including anything stamped on the struts) tonight.
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There are two struts holding up 1/2 the bed. 1 Near the wall:





And one on the door side:



This the best I could do on the label:



Hope this helps.
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You can order them on Amazon for pretty cheap (best price I found when I replaced one of mine a while back). For reference, my 28BHBE is equipped with a short queen (60x76) and was equipped with two 100 lb Suspa gas struts.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:55 PM   #6
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I purchased mine from amazon last year (title:Qty (2) Camper Rear Window, Tonneau Cover Lift Supports, Struts. Suspa C16-08055 C1608055) along with the mounting brackets.

These are for lifting a queen bed. I went with 120# to make sure they stayed up even with a comforter or a future heavier mattress/pad. I've had no issues with raising or lowering the bed.
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We got 19.6" length. 110lb or 50kg struts.
6.69" stroke!
uxcell brand

I think they are a bit overkill and may rip out of the wood at some point but they do work well. Easy install too.
The key is to make sure they lie as close to flat as possible in the closed position otherwise they will lift the bed on their own accord.
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These are for lifting a queen bed. I went with 120# to make sure they stayed up even with a comforter or a future heavier mattress/pad. I've had no issues with raising or lowering the bed.
Dats wut dees do!
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Upgrading to the 120# struts is probably a bit overkill in the OP's 198RD (it's only 1/2 the bed being lifted right?), but I considered it for my trailer. I ended up going with OEM replacement (100#) because that's what was readily available at the time and for the price I wanted to pay. If you can get your hands on them easily, and you're lifting an entire queen bed with a topper and linens, I would definitely upgrade to the 120# struts. You may need to reinforce their mounting points, but that's not terribly difficult if you're even somewhat proficient with a saw and some screws.
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thanks for all the replies!!!! The pics are very helpful. I found some 100# struts on amazon I'm gonna try.
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