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Old 08-07-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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Lift support rods for under-bed storage

Can anyone give me advice on the size and length of the support rods needed for under-bed storage area
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They can vary by mfr. Do you currently have ones you can measure?

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The only thing remaining is the holes in the wood from the old mounting brackets
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:42 PM   #4
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Go to the PPL site, they have bed lift kits in their store with all of the parts required and guidance on which kit fits which configuration
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You not only need to know the length, but the strength. They come in different strengths, like 50 pound, 60 pound, etc. Call Coachman and ask them for the part number or length/strength, then do a web search for a good price.
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If you post more info about your coachmen RV I may be able help - I have replaced both of mine since DW and I purchased ours. See signature below.

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Some coaches come with only one...two are better. Or one and an old broom handle.
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Some coaches come with only one...two are better. Or one and an old broom handle.
Ours were useless and coming loose. The broom handle works fine. It is pretty heavy for my wife to lift by herself though.
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We added a topper and went from 80# to 120# or 160# to get the extra lift needed. You can measure between the mounting holes to get the length. If just the normal m a tress 80# should be OK, if replaces then maybe a bit more. You may also need a locking devise as going down the road ups and downs might make it come up if the #'s are a bit to much but good for lifting.

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I have a 2003 coachman and had to change them out. I got a chart from camping world with specs. Did change the position to be more efficient good do it yourself project. They worked best being closer to the end to be lifted.
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This is a great place to start!! I did install in about 1 hour. Measure carefully. Tom 07 Pacifica http://www.hatchlift.com/image/Produ...t-Chart_v4.pdf
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My brackets also kept coming loose so I got these beef'd-up brackets. Problem solved.

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