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Old 02-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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We have added a 3" memory foam bed topper to our mattress. It's now heavy to lift and struts won't hold it up. Does anyone have a suggested mod to make it easier to lift & keep it up to access the storage area?
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Change the struts. I went with 100 lbs. struts. Just take one out and mach them up fro lenght. I believe I bought mine at NAPA
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
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I just put a 42" 1 x 4 under the bed & wrote on it "bed prop", so it would not get thrown away.
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I did same as cwit. It's about a 5 minute job.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #6
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I store our baseball bats under the bed, use one for a prop, as we have the 3 inch memory foam also it is very heavy
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We extended our bed frame to support a california queen mattress and don't even attemp to access the under bed storage area.
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I cut off a wooden round curtain rod and leave it under the bed to also prop it open.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #9
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Yes, I understand proping it up & using a pole but the real problem is my wife lifting it in the first place.
I saw about replacing the struts. Is there a way to tell what size the current struts are and a suggestion on how strong the replacements should be?
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #10
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When I have a problem, I have the wife lift it for me!! Just kidding. Couldn't resist!
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