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Old 04-27-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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Thanks for the link, Lou!
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #12
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Thanks Herk! I may just opt to replace for the 10 lb one....
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #13
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Gas Spring 15" - 10Lbs.
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Gas Spring 7.5" 10 Lbs

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$10 each. Will either of these work? or are they too short. I want the door to be held completely open so I can pull a large storage box out of the cubby...



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Lippert now sells a 10 pound unit. It is for their trailer door hold open. The 20 pound one shipped with my trailer was destroying my door. So I guess more than one person complained.

http://store.lci1.com/gas-strut---10...door-p868.aspx
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:20 AM   #14
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...Will either of these work? or are they too short. I want the door to be held completely open so I can pull a large storage box out of the cubby...
Carla, it has little to do with length but positioning the anchor points & strength. I don't think either of the struts you listed are strong enough. I ended up with (2) 30# cylinders on my storage doors 19.7" extended 11.8" collapsed. I think you can get by with shorter cylinders, but you need 2 per door to prevent twisting or distorting the doors.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #15
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This is where we need a "like" key Good idea!
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #16
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Update: A better helper

I really thought the storage arm was the answer to holding the storage bench door up. All the while, I opposed my DH suggestion for holding it up. How I wishes I'd listened. Haha After a few trips out, the arm was obviously putting too much stress on the thin wall and starting to pull away. DH disnt kmow I put it in & today I admitted to him and asked fos his help. (gulp)
He wasnt happy to see what I did & he let me know so. argh. Here is what his original solution was & I have to say, I am sorry I was so stubborn to accept his input. Dang, 23 yrs together & he can still be right about some things. Haha Anyway, here are a few pics to show it in action. (shoulda done this to begin with...sigh)
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:50 PM   #17
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Oh how bitter crow can be. Hopefully the wall isn't damaged too much. Cary's idea is good too. Looks like the same latch that's on the back exterior storage door.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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The wall isnt damaged, but I could see the pressure the strut put on the hinge...it was too much pressure & I could forsee it would eventually pull out with time or carelessness....so I showed Carey & that resulted in immediate removal and holder replacement. It is the same holder that holds the outside baggage doors - good eye, Deb! There is extremely minimal pressure on the wall now. I got the lecture of how thin the walls are....
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