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Old 08-01-2021, 01:27 PM   #1
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Our gas pistons that lift our mattress finally gave out . it may be because we added a new custom memory foam queen size mattress. Has anyone had experience replacing the gas pistons with something a little more heavy duty since it seems my back is wearing out at about the same pace
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Hello
Our gas pistons that lift our mattress finally gave out . it may be because we added a new custom memory foam queen size mattress. Has anyone had experience replacing the gas pistons with something a little more heavy duty since it seems my back is wearing out at about the same pace
Thanks for Sharing your thoughts
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Old 08-01-2021, 03:23 PM   #3
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Old 08-01-2021, 04:16 PM   #4
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The stock gas springs on my 2014 international 27FB were rated at 90 pounds. After adding a topper like you, they would no longer safely hold up the bed while accessing the storage underneath.

I found these rated at 120 pounds on Amazon
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They fit perfectly with no modifications on our model. I had to use a ratchet strap to compress them for installation. They are actually a little stronger than needed.

Yours may need a different size? You will have to check the compressed and extended measurements.
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