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Old 05-18-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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Anyone with an Aerolite or any King size bed for that matter that has installed Bed Lift kits? I ordered BLK HVY due to it being a King size bed, but because the platform that is able to be lifted is rounded can not find a way to mount the shocks. Any suggestions? I have contacted the manufacturer, but it seems like they are a recent graduate, as I explained exactly what I have in terms of a bed and what I ordered and their first question back is what did you order? Frustrating, and just would like a simple solution. I keep having interference issues where the top shock mounts, as it hits the front part of the platform.
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Anyone with an Aerolite or any King size bed for that matter that has installed Bed Lift kits? I ordered BLK HVY due to it being a King size bed, but because the platform that is able to be lifted is rounded can not find a way to mount the shocks. Any suggestions? I have contacted the manufacturer, but it seems like they are a recent graduate, as I explained exactly what I have in terms of a bed and what I ordered and their first question back is what did you order? Frustrating, and just would like a simple solution. I keep having interference issues where the top shock mounts, as it hits the front part of the platform.
Got a picture of where you are trying to mount the shocks? I am not familiar with your particular unit. I have installed shocks on several queen sized beds with rounded corners. Not quite sure what the problem is.

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I will try to get some pictures for you, as I am sure that might also help out the manufacturer. Thanks for the reply.
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What is the dimension from the front edge of the compartment to the back area where the hinge is? I think you may need the short strut set.

Here is a link to the thread where I installed them on my Coleman 16FBS. I started out with the heavier struts for a regular Queen bed, then took them back for the smaller ones because of the compartment size.

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Looks like you replaced the MDF platform, with plywood. If that's the case that into account the differance in weight. When we went to the long queen, I replaced the MDF and used the original struts.

The result would have been hilarious, if it would have happened to somebody else.

I pushed the platform down, flopped the matteress on the platform, release pressure holding down platform.

Head of mattress flies in to air, hear metal hitting glass, plywood lands on top of bare feet. I learned some real interesting new words. After my eyes stopped watering, I could see hinges, and screws on the floor, in the mirror track.

I made the mistake of using the 'RV' hardware. The original struts were way too much for the plywood and the hinges looked like squashed tin cans.
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Looks like you replaced the MDF platform, with plywood. If that's the case that into account the differance in weight. When we went to the long queen, I replaced the MDF and used the original struts.

The result would have been hilarious, if it would have happened to somebody else.

I pushed the platform down, flopped the matteress on the platform, release pressure holding down platform.

Head of mattress flies in to air, hear metal hitting glass, plywood lands on top of bare feet. I learned some real interesting new words. After my eyes stopped watering, I could see hinges, and screws on the floor, in the mirror track.

I made the mistake of using the 'RV' hardware. The original struts were way too much for the plywood and the hinges looked like squashed tin cans.
Ok, I didn't mean to laugh, but then I read further... Sorry but that was funny! Only because similar things have happened to all of us
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Ok, I didn't mean to laugh, but then I read further... Sorry but that was funny! Only because similar things have happened to all of us
Oh, yes you did, you meant everyone of them belly laughs!

If you can't laugh at yourself, you got no sense of humor. Of course, it's always really funny when it happens to someone else.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:16 AM   #10
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If you put a new support bracket along the back edge of the storage compartment (from you picture attached at 05:03pm) you will be able to mount the lift kit about 12" in from the edges.

Or if you put the support bracket lower on the back edge of the storage, you should be able to have the upper portion of the list kit attached to the top portion of the bed back from the curved portion of the bed.

Sorry but my pictures may be crude, but I hope you understand.
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