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My RV's Queen Bed Won't Lower

by Anonymous


I just bought a 2006 Sunnybrook Solanta 3310ltd model. I raised the queen bed to see the storage space underneath and now I cannot get the bed to go down. Is there a button or something I have to push to release the hydraulic pressure on the arms that hold it open? Im baffled! Any similar situations? Please help!

ANSWER: Hi thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.


First off let me congratulate you on your newly acquired RV.

As far as your bed is concerned; there is no magic button to lower it. The Gas Springs (pictured at the top of this page) that assist you in lifting the bed and holding it up once it is open can be very hard to close. Depending on how heavy your mattress is you may have to exert a lot of your body weight on the bed to get it down.

On rare occasions one or both of the two gas springs on your bed can over extend and will not close regardless of what you do. If this happens the Gas Springs on your bed will have to be replaced.

OK just so I don't get a lot of comments from our visitors about calling these by the name of Gas Springs, these lift assist devices go by many names: Gas Spring, Gas Prop, Gas Strut and last but definitely not least Gas Shock.

I hope this helps

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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How to lower queen bed
by: Anonymous

Thank you !!! I was perplexed trying to figure it out, thanks for telling me to pull down hard on the bars!!! Went down easily, now I know, thanks

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lower my bed
by: dan d dan

I had a problem with lowering my bed also.

I took one of the shocks off and push down hard and it did go down so I put it back on and all I had to do was just put my hands over each side and push down hard and it closed.

I was ready to go out and buy new shocks but the ones that were on there were just perfect

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it worked!
by: Anonymous

Thank you! I put a little more "umph" into it and finally it closed!

Comment From RVing Al: Very glad to hear that you now have a bed you can use.

Happy RVing
RVing Al

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Locking gas springs do exist
by: Shawn

There ARE such things as locking gas springs. This is one type:

http://www.normontsystems.com/images/gassprings/locking.jpg

To release this type, you simply compress the lock (the red plastic piece) against the strut.


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