A prime storage area that is often overlooked is the space underneath the RV bed platform. It’s often big enough to fit plenty of necessities underneath where you sleep. Most RVs have bedlifts installed straight from the factory and unfortunately, a lot are installed incorrectly, are improperly sized or have already failed.
Although they aren’t used as frequently as the outside storage, safe and correct access to this space is critically important – those beds are heavy and can cause serious injury when dropped. When’s the last time you smashed your finger underneath a heavy RV bed? After you do it once, you won’t want to do it again, that’s for sure. That’s why installing a Hatchlift RV Bedlift Kit will improve your experience while camping! Bed lift systems are designed to lift the weight of a standard RV bed, including a typical upgraded residential style, heavier mattress. Regain that space under your bed and keep the clutter to a minimum. If you’re not utilizing your under-bed storage because your current bedlift kit is weak, it’s time to replace it with one that can handle the job.
Bed lift kits can be used to fix an existing application, or for a new installation. Sizes are available for most RV beds including the small or partial front storage compartments. Visit the Bedlift Kits page on Hatchlift.com for ordering information.
Like every other RVer on the planet, we expect our RV’s to alleviate headaches, not create them. For the most part, that’s exactly what they do with the exception of a few cumbersome and pesky things. Primarily for me, one of the things that gave me the most headaches, both figurative and literal were the hatch doors on my RV. Don’t get me wrong, we all love having the extra storage space, or doors to protect our generators and sewer lines, but how often do you find yourself twisting and contorting your body to try to retrieve items from storage with one hand, while your other hand is occupied holding the hatch door to keep it from crashing down on you. If you answered “every time”, then you want to keep reading.
How did we come up with the HatchLift? Not only through our own painful experiences, like the time I nearly had my fingers crushed by a falling door, but from all of the other RVers I’ve talked to over the years. When asked what was one thing they didn’t like about their RV, the falling hatches seemed to always be on someone’s list. I’ve heard so many stories about hatches secured with those ugly little aluminum latches failing to keep the hatches open that I wanted to give something back to all of those RVers who’ve ever said, “the trip was great…except for the concussion if got from one of my hatches calling on my head.” It took about a year to develop, but once the final design was completed, I knew that we had something that EVERY Rver could benefit from: a retro-fit hydraulic door lift spring system that provides assistance with opening and closing RV baggage compartment doors on 5th wheels, Travel Trailers, and Motorhomes.
The kits are easy-to-install and designed to fit standard RV style doors from 12″ to 45″ tall and up to 72″ wide. The bottom line is that they provide safe and easy access, even under Slide-Outs. They are so easy to install that if you know how to use a screwdriver, you can do it yourself in oughly 30 min. I’ve been told by many RVers that the Hachlift has been a wonderful addition to their rig because they virtually eliminate all of the awkwardness and potential pain involved in using your storage compartments. It’s a simple modification that anyone can do and everyone will benefit from.
So, whenever your arms get tired from holding up that hatch door, or you’ve had one to many concussion caused by falling hatch doors, maybe it’s time to consider ordering and installing HatchLift for your self. If you have any questions, or experiences to share of your own, give us a shout!