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Old 10-11-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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New Gas Struts under our Pinnacle's King Bed

Ever since we added a Memory Foam Topper to our bed, the gas struts will not hold it up.

Took off the factory installed 100 LB Gas Struts and replaced them with 120 LB Gas Struts, now the bed stays up great and does not hit me in the head when getting sheets and towel out from the storage area under the bed, LOL

Got the new Struts off Ebay for about $12 each
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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I just cut a stick to hold mine up.. (I did the memory foam too)
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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We did the memory foam also but my struts still hold it up. It might be because ours is just a queen sized bed and so the foam topper weighs less. Good mod and probably saved a lot of frustration. I usually let something like this go on for way too long before I fix it and then think "why didn't I do this a lot sooner.."
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
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When I replaced the original mattress with a sleep number mattress my struts have absolutely no problem. Actually it is easier to pick up and stays up perfectly since the sleep number is lighter than the original mattress.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Ever since we added a Memory Foam Topper to our bed, the gas struts will not hold it up.

Took off the factory installed 100 LB Gas Struts and replaced them with 120 LB Gas Struts, now the bed stays up great and does not hit me in the head when getting sheets and towel out from the storage area under the bed, LOL

Got the new Struts off Ebay for about $12 each
Rob do you happen to have a link to the E-bay page for the struts.

Thanks Mike
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Here is the link.

Now when the bed is about 6 inches from being all the way open, you can let go of it and it goes on up on its own.

Easy change out, proped up the bed, poped off the old ones, snapped on the new ones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380137242152...S:3160&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
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I added a memory foam to our Pinnacle's king size bed. There's 6 blankets and five pillows. Mine still hold the bed up. Unfortunately, ours came with the fancy bed spread and about 11 decorative pillows that we have no need for. That's what takes up all the space under the bed.........
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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When we added the memory foam topper, it would not stay up anymore.
I does now with ease, when it is open, you can push it down about 4 to 6 inches and let go, it goes back up by itself.
We took the black bedspread and pillow covers off and put them in storage, put on a much lighter color cover.
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