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Old 06-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Gas spring struts for mattress lift

I've been researching the spring struts for the bed lift and finally found some info. These are the Master Lift 1565SN 0400N 272/03 A2
ML 16-90 ones. Compressed length is 10.91", stroke 7.01", extended length 17.20" and 90 LBS. force. I replaced mine with these:
Replacement Gas Springs Per Pair - 17" Ext 110 Lbs Gas Spring - Maxum Hardware Very easy replacement and very much needed
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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We added a memory foam topper and the already-worn-out gas struts were useless...

An iffy set from the lift hatch of my Jeep Cherokee were close to the right length...

I moved one end mount a bit and they worked great
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I've been researching the spring struts for the bed lift and finally found some info. These are the Master Lift 1565SN 0400N 272/03 A2
ML 16-90 ones. Compressed length is 10.91", stroke 7.01", extended length 17.20" and 90 LBS. force. I replaced mine with these:
Replacement Gas Springs Per Pair - 17" Ext 110 Lbs Gas Spring - Maxum Hardware Very easy replacement and very much needed
Hi - did you need to buy the mfr brackets or were you able to use the ball mount bracket AS used.
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Hi - did you need to buy the mfr brackets or were you able to use the ball mount bracket AS used.
Used the original ones without any problems.
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I found your info on the gas springs very helpful and purchased the recommended replacements. What I did not take into consideration is the weight of our mattress topper (30 lbs.) so the 110 springs were less than adequate. So I will be ordering some heavier duty ones in the near future. Has anyone tried a strut that has an extended length longer than 17.0 inches? The original struts do no provide easy access to the middle storage compartment under the bed. Thanks.
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https://www.grainger.com/product/BAN...s-Spring-6EYJ8

These are the struts we used. They are an upgrade from the standard struts and are heavier than some would use. We have a heavy mattress. Struts sourced from Grainger. Hardware specific to this strut was required and attachment to the frame was upgraded to through bolt and expanded backup pad. Can raise the matress for access with much less of a problem. See link below. It is a blog on the whole approach they used to upgrade mattress, struts, and support frame. Pat

http://www.weaselmouth.com/2012/05/1...the-airstream/
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https://www.grainger.com/product/BAN...s-Spring-6EYJ8

These are the struts we used. They are an upgrade from the standard struts and are heavier than some would use. We have a heavy mattress. Struts sourced from Grainger. Hardware specific to this strut was required and attachment to the frame was upgraded to through bolt and expanded backup pad. Can raise the matress for access with much less of a problem. See link below. It is a blog on the whole approach they used to upgrade mattress, struts, and support frame. Pat

http://www.weaselmouth.com/2012/05/1...the-airstream/


PKI, is this blog somewhere else? The link says the host site is for sale.
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Guess that info is gone. Too bad, it was a good description of the upgrade.

We used a full length queen size mattress and added a section of plywood to the existing mattress support. We screwed and glued a 1x2 fiddle at the foot to strengthen the plywood and hold the mattress in place. We ignored the curve at the corner and filled the gap with wedge pillows. Just a couple of regular pillows would work.

Here are the parts we used. Pat
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