<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by captpar:
Its extended to its full length and won't retract
to a size that will fit the original holes. My question was/is if I uninstall the end that is still attached can it be retracted by hand to the correct length. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Just put a prop of appropriate length under the bed, pop off the other lift cylinder, then reconnect each side one at at a time. You may need the assistance of DW or other helper during reconnect to position up and down of bed. I just did mine in order to install additional water tank. Wife works cheap!