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Old 05-06-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Getting Bed Down

This is a stupid question, but I'm not much of a "handy" guy. I just bought a 27 FB CCD. I lifted up on the "hydraulic" bed to put stuff in storage and now I don't know how to get it back down. It appears stuck. I hope someone can help this novice Airstreamer.

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Old 05-06-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums! You'll find a wealth of information and help here.

If your bed lift is the self-contained cylinders, they sometimes stick at either end of their extension. All you should have to do is lean on the bed a little more and they should release and drop the bed.

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Old 05-06-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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Hi, We had the same concern with our 27FB Safari. Just push down on the bed while holding onto the plywood platform. If you don't hold the platform it will slam down on the frame. I found that by holding onto the platform and pushing down you could get a nice quiet, controlled drop without a bang.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:48 PM   #4
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Our bed got stuck once too. I just made sure I was pushing evenly with both hands and applied a little extra muscle. It went down and hasn't been a problem since. Enjoy your new 27, its a beautiful trailer.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have yiu with us.

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Old 06-08-2007, 01:29 PM   #6
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Reading this thread puts images of being ejected through the bedroom window while sleeping in my head.
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:48 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by BoatBoy
Reading this thread puts images of being ejected through the bedroom window while sleeping in my head.


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