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Old 06-06-2015, 05:59 AM   #1
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Is there a kit out there for installing a lift system for assisting raising the bed to access storage ? Or anyone rigged anything ?

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks dmullen

Just what i was looking for !!! Now what size Standard or Large, will have to call them. We have a rv stock queen mattress ( hard as a rock ) which we have added a foam pad and memory topper to make it comfee !!! Not sure how that effects the weight?
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I put a 3/4" dowel on the divider portion of the bed with a bolt thru to allow swiveling to raise and lower for support or storage.less than 5$
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Is there a kit out there for installing a lift system for assisting raising the bed to access storage ? Or anyone rigged anything ?

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We replaced our mattress with a real queen size one. The problem was that it was too heavy to lift and access the under the bed storage. We bought a pair of lift struts and by trial and error found the correct distances to put them. We used the 100 pound set as the mattress was heavy. I also put an angle brace on the edges to beef up the base plywood
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I put a 3/4" dowel on the divider portion of the bed with a bolt thru to allow swiveling to raise and lower for support or storage.less than 5$
Could you post a few pictures of what you did please? Thanks!
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10-4 to those pics ! Did the struts come with the mounting brakets ? Source/ price ?

Demanding, arn't we !!!!

But my wife will love you because she cusses that bed every time she goes under there !!!
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I hear ya...tired of holding it up with my head.
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I drilled a small hole in the plywood and used a bungee cord and hooked the other end to the small shelf above the bed.
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Our Avenger has a rod to prop it up. Basicly like one to prop the hood on a car that is not held up by springs.
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You know, the more i think about it,it's really shameful that we spend $20,000 + and have to figuire out how to prop up the bed to access the storage area they designed into it !!!!!!
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Our Jayco came with the lift struts. Worked fine until we added a standard residential queen mattress. Then the struts did not have enough umph to hold the mattress up
Fixed it by moving the struts closer to the foot of the bed and tightened the distance by 1 inch
Now it holds up the heavier Mattress without issue
The struts are standard issue same as what is used on the hatch on the back of cars or caps on trucks
you just need $$ plus the mounting brackets and some ingenuity to add them
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