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Old 05-14-2018, 11:00 AM   #1
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Installing Bed Lift on New 174BH

Just picked up our 174BH last weekend and the first thing i want to do is install some supports to make the bed lift easier and remain in place while accessing the storage. Anyone have experience doing this? What size (weight and length) shock would you recommend?

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For our 195RB walk-around short Queen I picked up a "standard bed lift kit" from Camping World. The struts are about 16" or so when fully compressed and are 90lb units. Had to improvise a bit when installing them but so far they are working fine.
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I installed an electric linear actuator with a 3 position DPDT switch, UP/OFF/DOWN. The unit has an automatic shut off when it reaches max up/down. Wife loves it! We needed it because of the 4" memory foam mattress topper that we put on top of the regular mattress.

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For our 195RB walk-around short Queen I picked up a "standard bed lift kit" from Camping World. The struts are about 16" or so when fully compressed and are 90lb units. Had to improvise a bit when installing them but so far they are working fine.
Bought the same kit and installed it this past weekend. Works great! Thanks for the info!
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