Bed Gas Strut Modification
I'd like to share with other Classic owners a modification I've done to our queen bed. The factory OEM gas struts are way underpowered to lift the bed with mattress, bedspread and blankets. A call to Airstream yielded a response of "no upgrades available". So here's what I've added. The OEM struts are about 85 lbs. The new ones from Amazon are 120 lbs. The strength of the new ones were flexing the lower metal attachment on the bed frame so I strengthened the connection with metal from a piece of angle iron from a Big Box store. Tools required were wrenches, screwdriver, grinder, and belt sander. Total cost around $25. If you' like more detailed information, drop me a line.