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Old 01-26-2020, 05:26 AM   #1
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Bed doesn't stay up

Does this happen to anyone else? It stays up without the comforter on but the comforter is always on so my bed does not stay up. I have back issues so it has become a pain. Does anyone have a recommendation on a different strut that will hold it up?
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:54 AM   #2
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We have a mattress topper on ours so the bed doesn’t stay up. I usually hold it for my wife if she needs access below. We only put items that we don’t need often below the bed.

You can replace the struts with stronger ones. Same brand and size, just a higher weight load. You can also flip the comforter to the head of the bed, get access, and then flip it back if you don’t want to go through the hassle of replacing the struts.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:57 AM   #3
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I found if the bed is all the way flat when I raise it it will stay up but if the head of the bed is raised at all when I lift it it will not stay raised by itself.
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That is the same for me if there is no comforter on it. However with the comforter even with the head down it does not stay up.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:31 AM   #5
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Replacing the struts is not that hard. We have a mattress topper and the comforter and it stays up.

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Does anyone have model number of stronger struts that will work?
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:02 AM   #7
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Does anyone have model number of stronger struts that will work?
I would....call the manufacturer with the make, length & pressure numbers, explain the problem and go from there.
I had to do the same for a floppy boat hatch.🤓

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Hi PrimePower,

By googling "Aristream Bed Lift" I found quite a few Airforums threads on this topic. Here is a pertinent one: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ift-92424.html

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Use a stick to keep it propped up
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I wanted to replace a strut once, and I wrote down the serial number.
I took that 8 digit number and entered it in Amazon's search bar....nothing else and I'll be darned if it didn't return the exact strut.
So, try a search and look for a stronger one!
Don't go too strong or the bed might hit you in the face when you bump it accidentally.
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