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Old 02-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #11
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Could you please tell me about relocating the or changing the gas strut location. I would love to have this done before we take ownership on our new unit. I have already voiced my concern about the awning not covering the door

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Old 02-02-2015, 02:27 PM   #12
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There is no need to move it unless the door opens past 90 degrees. As others have stated, their door does not hit. If it does hit, the mounting point can be shifted towards the latch side of the door which should limit its opening angle. Before doing that however make sure the gas strut shaft is threaded all the way on to the ends. That will shorten the strut as well.

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Old 02-03-2015, 09:08 AM   #13
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Gingersnap. Returned our unit to the dealer, they moved the brackets and made a clearance But also check all door gaps on whole unit, Make sure they line up. Check caulking- We were told by FR this would not affect value of our unit and ended up costing about 10,000 in trade in value.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:04 PM   #14
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I cannot see how the mount can be relocated without removing the door frame. Advice please?? I hoping I can locate a shorter strut instead, though.

edit: upon further thought, maybe I can take the strut off and shorten the rod, then re-thread the end. I'll have to look at it.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:11 PM   #15
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Just buy a pool noodle and cut it to 12 inches and slice it lengthwise and when you set up put it on the awning strut. Problem solved

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