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Thread: Bed Lift Struts

  1. #1
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    Default Bed Lift Struts

    I have a 96 XL40 Country Coach with a Temperpedic-Like Denver branded foam mattress. The struts wont lift it, or hold it up. Not sure if the issue is that these are worn out or if maybe they aren't strong enough weight rating. I cannot find any identifying marks, manuf, or numbers on the struts anywhere. Any ideas?

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    I found this on the internet. Hatchlift has a web site (https://www.hatchlift.com/index.php?...lift-kit-small)

    Hatchlift BLK-SM Bedlift Kit
    https://www.amazon.com/Hatchlift-BLK.../dp/B00KPR2DBC
    2002 American XLII 40 foot
    2005 CRV Honda

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    I've had good success weighing the lid to find the appropriate gas springs. In this case I would block the bed platform in the open position and disconnect the struts at the attachments to the frame. Extend the struts fully, wrap a rag around the shafts to protect them and snap a pair of vice grips on them to hold them fully extended. Position a bathroom scale centered over the frame attachment points on each side and block the scales perpendicular to the struts. Put the free end of the struts on the center of the scales with a small board in between to spread the load and let the platform down to weigh it. If you only have one scale and can only weigh one side just divide the weight by two. Now you know the weight rating you need.

    Joe and Michelle
    98 Country Coach 45XL

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    Thanks for the tips! Researching now. Weighing is a great idea to be certain. Appreciate it.

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    Here's a great source for non Prevost struts. Prevost prices are generally very competitive.

    https://www.asraymond.com/struts.html


    Gil and Durlene
    2003 H-3 Hoffman Conversion

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    Check out these guys in BC, maybe they can rebuild yours?

    https://strutwise.com/

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