Bed gas struts

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  1. barsteward

    barsteward Funster

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    Hi,
    Long story short but the gas struts locked solid in the upright position (Fully open) whilst changing the bedding today.
    I have had to remove them now in order to close the bed locker. It's a Swift Bolearo with two single beds and storage underneath are these struts now no good or am I missing something, can't move them at all even though removed.

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    Les
     
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    Evening Les

    They will be even harder to close with nothing attached

    Now this is only a possibility, but our Toyota works van has an option to twist the gas struts to lock them in place, I don't know that might apply to yours, but odd that they would suddenly stick open, presumably there are 2 as well

    Normally they go weak and wont hold

    So sorry, probably not helped at all :D
     
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    Have a look and see what is painted on the outer casing "NM = strength and measure length open if you can and closed..

    Load`s on fleabay.... I had to replace some once.. (y)
     
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    agree with David.. they don't normally 'lock up' .. unless they are lockable struts..

    Google the make and or part number for information..

    Locking Gas Struts

    Locking gas struts have similar characteristics to standard compression type gas struts. The locking mechanism is actuated by depressing the button at the end of the piston rod. This enables the strut to be compressed. If the button is released at a mid stroke position, the strut will remain locked in that position. By depressing the button again, the strut will gently return to its full extension.
     
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    Sorry, I've been a while replying but tinternet access can be a bit hit and miss down here if your a tight Yorkshireman:whistle:
    Anyway thanks for all your replies I'll have a closer look at them a little later, they will probably have to wait now until I get back from Spain,
    Incidentally, don't want to p1&& on anyone's chips but presently a cool 29 degrees down here,:giggler:
     
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