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Old 03-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Gas struts for bed in Swift 267BHS?

I'm sure this has been asked befure, but with a quick search, I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. What size/brand/mount struts to I need for my queen bed in my 267BHS? I KNOW others have added these so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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I will look tomorrow and see if I can find a name on the struts on mine. Not a Swift but likely the same front queen bed setup.
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I was interested in this too for the full size bed in my 165 Sport.
It has a rod, but was thinking shocks might be a nice mod.

I looked about 6 pages deep in the Mod Threads and there was a thread replacing gas shocks.
He got his off Ebay and had a link. The Ebay store had all lengths and forces.

If I find it again, I'll post the link here.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ghlight=shocks


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I had to replace mine on my previous TT. Dealer wanted $40 apiece for them. I went to AutoZone and found them for $17.95. Same exact thing but different words on the shocks. Worked great. As I recall they had all lengths, sizes and forces.
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Yep, I was looking on Autozone website.
I guess just prop the bed up and put them towards the rear where ever the extension matched up to a support?

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How do you know how long of shocks to get? I guess since the bed will raise up as high as you want, it doesn't really matter does it?
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OK here are what info mine have on them -

"Suspa" Grand Rapids, Michigan
100 lbs.
C16-08054


Do not go any smaller in force as these are barely adequate to do the job when a mattress topper is added.
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If I do it, my plan is to raise the bed to the most upright position.
Then measure the length from two best mounting locations.
I'll buy a 100lb force cylinder (pair) at least that long or longer and install.
I am just not sure I'll have time between pickup of TT and leaving on 1st trip.

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OK here are what info mine have on them -

"Suspa" Grand Rapids, Michigan
100 lbs.
C16-08054


Do not go any smaller in force as these are barely adequate to do the job when a mattress topper is added.
Crabman,
That looks like only a 3" stroke?
Is that all it takes to lift the bed?
Must be installed close to edge?

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #10
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What about these...

"Suspa"
120 lbs.
C16-08055

Would that be too much? They are the same length (both extended 19.7" and compressed 11.8") as the ones you mentioned Crabman but 120 lbs. Or would that be too much? Also Crabman, do you have one or two on your bed? We also have a 4" memory foam mattress topper as well as a thick, heavy blanket during winter camping (deer camp). So wondering if the 120 lbs would be the way to go or not. Thanks for all the replies guys!
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