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Rgill
11-13-2013, 05:46 PM
Just installed a bed lift kit from hatchlift.com. You bet, it makes life easier. We will now use this area for storage of liteweight things!
Ray

VideoGuy3
11-13-2013, 08:35 PM
It appears the springs (struts) are upside down. Check the photos on hatchlift's website.


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Rgill
11-14-2013, 07:47 AM
Does it really make a differance? It doesn't seem too. Both balls and sockets are the same. The socket on the lower end of the left one is broke right at the ball. It has been put back with JB Weld but I doubt it will hold permantly. Anyway they just screw on and Hatchlift is sending a new one to replace it. The ends are made of hard plastic and the one end snapped off as I was putting it on the ball. It is the little things like installing this that makes life easier.
I am more worried about my wife loading that area with anvils and bricks, now that she can open it, and makeing the tongue weight go up!:rolleyes:

It appears the springs (struts) are upside down. Check the photos on hatchlift's website.


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Nabo
11-14-2013, 09:53 AM
Looks great. I hate the storage under our bed cuz it's only 2 1/2" deep. Not alot of stuff flattens out that small.

4ever
11-16-2013, 07:03 AM
Nice job. Looks good.

Ted

porthole
11-16-2013, 11:51 AM
What pressure struts did yo go with?

Rgill
11-16-2013, 12:08 PM
The struts are 17" x 90lb. I just ordered the small kit. It had everything in it I needed except for 2 blocks used as spacers on the bottom side.
Ray

Rgill
11-23-2013, 09:56 AM
What pressure struts did yo go with?
Duane, sorry for taking so long to reply. The struts are the 90 lb. ones. Hatchlift supplies two bed lift kits, one to use for the hatch that lifts half of the bed and one for lifting the entire bed. They were very good to deal with on the phone and sent extra replacement parts for the one strut that had a broken end. This made the storage under the bed useful as before it was useless to us.