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    297RSTS Under Mattress Storage WARNING

    In our June 6, 2020 Manufacture Date Reflection 297RSTS under the bedroom mattress is a convenient storage area. However, we came across a gotcha regarding the LaVanture Black Nitrite Gas Springs. My wife (I coulda done it too!) opened the storage area fully extending the gas springs. They locked into the fully extended position and according to the LaVanture factory, they cannot be unlocked. DO NOT FULLY EXTEND. The only solution is to replace. LaVanture.com Part number LGPG6-200-40. $12.50 each with $10.00 shipping.
    Now wouldn't it have been nice to have this pointed out in the customer delivery.
    For those about to take delivery mention this to your dealer. For Grand Design a caution or warning sticker would be a great "do better". Don't know what other GD Models have this same product.

    This is the link to order direct. https://industrialhardwaredirect.com/

    Happy 2021 Camping!

    Mauiboy
    2020 F250 6.7L Diesel Crewcab
    2021 Reflection 297RSTS

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    Setting Up Camp waynehurley5's Avatar
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    Thanks for the heads up

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    Are you going to install some type of safety cable to keep it from fully opening again? Some type of tether to limit how high it can open.

    That is a really bad, bad design
    Mike & Lisa
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    1996 Chevy K3500 Crew SRW 7.4L Gas

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    A tether of some sort is a great idea. Thanks.
    2020 F250 6.7L Diesel Crewcab
    2021 Reflection 297RSTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauiboy View Post
    A tether of some sort is a great idea. Thanks.
    can you install bigger gas shocks?
    2021 F250 XLT CCSB 6.2, 4.30, Iconic Silver, 2021 GD REFLECTION 295RL
    2017 F250 Lariat CCSB 6.2 3.73, Caribou , 2013 COACHMEN FREEDOM EXPRESS MAPLE LEAF EDITION 281RLDS
    2008 F150 XLT CCSB 5.4 3.55 Blue, 2008 STARCRAFT TT

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    Thanks for the heads up

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