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Posted: 05/04/19 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The struts for our queen bed are shot in our 5'er and I'm considering going from 60# to 70# has anyone here done that?





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I haven’t done it, but considered it after adding the extra weight of 3” mattress topper. The extra weight made it a very heavy lift. If It lifted relativity easy with the original struts , stay with them. If it was a heavy lift, go with the heaver ones.

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Posted: 05/04/19 06:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know what it was like when they were good as we just bought the 5'er last fall. That's why I was asking if anyone had done it and the result. Yes it's a bear lifting it at present and of course it won't stay up

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Posted: 05/04/19 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't find the post but someone linked these the other day. May be heavier than what you want.
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I'm sure that 120# would be too much plus the compressed length is too long. I've found the correct size just trying to whether to stay with the stock 60# or go to 70#

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We just doubled up on the struts after putting an 18" deep memory foam mattress on the bed. The original struts were already pretty much done. I picked up a pair of 90lb (I think) struts and the weight of the mattress kept it down. Lifting was easy peasy and the 4 struts kept the mattress up in the air until pressure was added to bring it back down. Some trial and error was required and, of course, YMMV.

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Posted: 05/04/19 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hornet28 wrote:

I'm sure that 120# would be too much plus the compressed length is too long. I've found the correct size just trying to whether to stay with the stock 60# or go to 70#
I would certainly opt for the stronger struts.


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I always recommend that people look into replacing bed struts with linear actuators. The project is basically the same but you will never have to lift the bed again. I push a button on my remote and the bed goes up and down by itself. Each of my actuators has a 300 lb. rating so I can raise the bed even when there is stuff piled on it.


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Posted: 05/05/19 04:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We recently went from an air bed to a dense memory foam. Couldn't lift the bed by myself. The struts were old anyway and one was bad. DH ordered 2 off Amazon and put heavier lift ones on it to compensate for the added weight. Easy peasy.

We went from 100# to 110# on our queen.

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Went from the stock 60lb struts to 80 lb with our new king bed mattress......worked great!


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