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Old 02-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Solved my bed problem!

The bed in our MH came with 160 Lb. pressure gas spring cylinders. I know these are needed to hold up a heavy mattress, but we use a Select Comfort Sleep Number bed which is very lightweight. When I would raise the bed it was VERY difficult to pull it back down!

I just replaced the 160 Lb. gas springs with 90 Lb. and the problem is solved! They hold the bed up just fine and even my wife has no difficulty pulling it back down! I had a little problem finding the gas springs exactly like the originals but in the lower pressure. They were made by Attwood and I wanted the same ones so I would not have to change the brackets.

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Great job Joe!!! There is always something to correct or work on it seems.....
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I need to put gas springs on my bed also. What do yours look like and how do they attach? What was the model of springs you purchased?

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I need to put gas springs on my bed also. What do yours look like and how do they attach? What was the model of springs you purchased?

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My gas springs were model SL-26-160 SpringLift series made by Attwood. I replaced them with the SL-26-90. I bought them from Moore Industrial Hardware in Cincinnati. Their phone number is 800-666-7344. I talked with Robin who was very helpful. I paid $25.00 each for them which did not include the mounting brackets. One thing though, I was very unhappy with the shipping charges. They charged me $20.19 UPS! According to my calculations the charges should have been about $12.00. She did credit me with $2.50 after I complained but that was still a very high shipping charge. You may be able to find them a lot cheaper somewhere else.

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Thanks you so much. I will look into these. I have been meaning to move this project up on my list and this should do it.

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Google search Austin Hardware. They have all sizes of gas struts plus other neat stuff.
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I purchase all of my gas springs from Associated Spring Raymond. They always have the largest selection to choose from, length and pressure.

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