gas struts to lift bed in a slide-out to access storage
We have the same issue and would like to be able to access this storage easier. It is hinged and there is storage there, but the bed is heavy. Typical gas strut installation is between two fixed points. The problem here is that the upper fixed point, the plywood base under the mattress, moves in and out a couple of feet with the slide-out. It's going to take some kind of sub-frame with rollers on the upper end that you can attach the gas struts to.
Sorry RV is at storage lot, no pics.
This bed (not ours) is not on a slide so there are two fixed points, but you can see what the problem would be if the plywood mattress base moved in and out a couple of feet.
Gary 2017 Sunseeker 3010, Acadia TOAD 4 down