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Old 08-08-2016, 08:20 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how to lower the bed platform in my 25-ft FLYING CLOUD FB? It is u

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Old 08-08-2016, 08:43 AM   #2
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It is held up by a gas cylinder and pushing down on the bed should do it.
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First time I lifted the bed on my 2016 27FB it got stuck in the same position.

Dealership had to replace the cylinders.
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I stand behind the foot of the bed, hand on each side and pull back and down. Less resistance to the angle of the cylinders than pushing straight down. I suppose you could get weaker cylinders but these do a good job, holds the bed up even when stuff is resting on it.
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We tried every possible angle and increasing pressure we felt would not cause damage. Ultimately unscrewed the cylinders and tried to close them directly - strangely, they were both stuck open. Staff at the dealership couldn't even get them to close.
New cylinders were of the same strength as factory originals......but actually closed with a gentle downward push on the bed.
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Thanks to all for your replies. It turned out that all it needed was a good firm downward push. I was afraid of breaking something!
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If you ended up with new cylinders save the originals as they do lose capacity over time and you will have replacements.
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