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Old 03-20-2013, 02:03 AM   #21
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:12 AM   #22
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Thanks Crabman,
That's very helpful.

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Dang you guys are awesome! I must not have been searching for the right terms on google. haha But again, you are all awesome!
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So I tried installing the 100 lb struts again today and no luck! I actually broke the hinges that were on the bed. They seem too strong, but from what I've read and what you guys say they should work. Gonna buy some new hinges this weekend, do a little more research, and try again!
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Gas struts for bed in Swift 267BHS?

Here is a picture from a Jayco on the dealers lot, same strut I'm trying to use.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #27
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So I tried installing the 100 lb struts again today and no luck! I actually broke the hinges that were on the bed. They seem too strong, but from what I've read and what you guys say they should work. Gonna buy some new hinges this weekend, do a little more research, and try again!
Hmm,
Nothing is straight forward is it.
I haven't tried it yet, but there should be a diagram of how to mount them.
Crabman sent me some measurements.
Seems like top was like 8" away from end of bed and bottom was 22"
The picture looks like its about a 45 degree angle when lifted.
I am going to try to lift the bed, see where the extended strut lines up at about a 45 degree angle.

Keep us posted.

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:26 AM   #28
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Here is a picture from a Jayco on the dealers lot, same strut I'm trying to use.Attachment 6939
That pic looks just like my front bed. Here are the numbers I sent to Doug.


The walk around queen plywood is 59x71, hinged in front of trailer, with the struts mounted bottom=28" from foot of bed, top =43" from foot of bed. Struts would be nearly horizontal when closed, angled when open I suppose similar to a truck bed cover. I`m guessing the bed opens up about 45 degrees, maybe a bit more. Struts are mounted about 44" apart from each other.


Rear bunk is hinged about 2/3 way of plywood which means this part only opens up about 2/3 of the bed. Dimensions of plywood that opens with strut are 31x75". strut is mounted 8" from inside edge of plywood on top, 22" on bottom. This strut and bed open up to more of an angle then the queen. Did not see any bracket numbers.
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THANK YOU all!

Using the pictures and measurements posted on here I was easily able to mount my shocks this evening. They work GREAT! Glad I got the 120 pounders! With the mattress and topper, they were needed.
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Gas struts for bed in Swift 267BHS?

Man... What am I doing wrong. I know there's plenty of pics, but could you post yours complete? I am also interested in the type of hinge used as I think there not strong enough.
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