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Old 08-08-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Entry Door Gas Shock Position

Can somebody tell me if the fat end part of the gas shock on the entry door is supposed to be attached to the coach frame or to the door? I think mine may be backwards as it seems to compress when the door is closing but the door flies open and seems to put a lot of stress on the mechanism. Mine has the fat part closest to the coach frame and the skinny rod attached to the door. I was going to reverse it and see what happens but thought I would ask here first.
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From a functionality point of view it doesn't matter. It will work either way. Don't have your specific model but my house has screen doors and they all have the cylinder (big part) attached to the door.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:58 PM   #3
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Mine did not come with shock. Can you post picture of yours?
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I will post it up in the morning. Looks like it may be particular to 3011/3010 and maybe the smaller units with the door all the way to the front.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:31 PM   #5
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I don't think they come on any of the 3170's or 3171's.
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Has anyone ever added one?
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I have a 2106 Solera 24W. My door spring works the same way and I have the same concerns with the stress on the pins in the door and in the door sill. It doesn't matter which direction they are pointed. They work the same way. I just had to replace mine as it pushed the door out quickly and would then not allow it to close. It jammed in the fully extended position. The replacement works exactly the same as the original. It pushes the door open quickly rather than opening it gradually. Until we can find a replacement that will control the opening speed, we have to remember to hold on to the door while opening and to not let go of the door until it is fully opened. The gas spring holds the door in place while open.
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Need to change mount on door ..play with position.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:01 PM   #9
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Screen Door Adjust

Our house screen door is attached with the barrel end on the screen door. At the end of the barrel is an adjusting screw that controls the closing speed. You may want to see if you too have an adjusting screw that may help.
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Mounting a shock upside down, right side up, left or right usually doesn't matter. Just look at it and do what makes the most sense.
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