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Old 10-21-2021, 10:34 PM   #1
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Struts for Bed/Mattress

We replaced the 20 lb mattress that came with the RV with a Foam mattress that weighs in at 54 lbs. As expected, the new load overloads the factory lift struts so accessing the under-bed storage space is a real chore and a strain for both me and my wife.
A friend uses a 1' X 1' piece of lumber to prop it open but that seems dangerous and I would still need to lift the weight to placed the prop.
What are your suggestions/experience. Any parts and a source would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Many of us have upgraded bed struts to a heavier capacity. How much depends on what you have now and how much weight you are adding. I think (it has been a while) mine are 100 lb. ones. Others with Sleep number beds have gone to 120 lb. one. Do a Search on "bed strut" and you will find lots of threads on the topic.
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