A Class overhead bed

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  1. Johnf

    Johnf

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    Hi

    I new to motorhoming and am considering purchasing a 2000 reg Dethleffs A Class, however the drop down bed drops down like a bullet and is heavy and difficult to return to the storage position.I think this may be due to failure of the gas struts. Has anyone had a similar issue, or can you suggest a solution.
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    John f
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Yes we bought new struts and fitted em ourselves, It is simple a matter of disconnecting the long arm you then connect the struts and can use the arm to lever them shut, bolt up and job done. :Smile:
     
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    Gas struts

    Its most definately the gas struts. Take off the old ones, and reveal the number, then order new ones from SGS engineering.
    Tel 01332 226 290 www.sgs-engineering.com

    Not the easiest of jobs but can be done by a good DIYer.

    I did mine a few months ago.
    if you need help contact me on email
    philipkeylock@yahoo.co.uk
     
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    Did our Pilote a couple of years ago,. Just common sense really, need any help? give us a yell, I found it easier when I took the Plinth off, to get me hand up the side. any probs? I'm only a P M away:thumb:
     
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