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Old 07-17-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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Advice on replacing door stay

The door keeper is broken on our front door.. It seems they could have done a better job mounting it since it needed to be "bent" to even get it to align.... But it is what it is. But now the one nub broke off because of the side force on the cheap POS plastic it is.





Any ideas on a better way to do this? I can do the same plastic thing and see how long it survives, I also found a metal one on Amazon that I am sure I could bent to align or just re-mount the latch in the right place.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002UC15XW/...I360847Q89F0SQ

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Old 07-18-2015, 10:51 AM   #2
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:57 AM   #3
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I prefer the gas strut on the top of the door like on our Flagstaff AFTER I relocated the anchor points and pop riveted the anchor to the door and thru bolted the other anchor to the side of the trailer.
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Yes go with the Metal! Youroo!!
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:12 AM   #5
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Your situation for location must involve conditions such as (Window/Awning Arm/Heat outlet)? Because of the (Bend Type Arm) shown! If you go with the (Gas Shock) it (MUST) be Reinforced at the (Attachment Points) for (Long Life)! In some cases the Awning can be Damaged by a (OPPs) situation if Door is in Wrong location! Youroo!!
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...If you go with the (Gas Shock) it (MUST) be Reinforced at the (Attachment Points) for (Long Life)! In some cases the Awning can be Damaged by a (OPPs) situation if Door is in Wrong location! Youroo!!
Nothing was reinforced on mine other than thru bolting on the trailer. It has worked great for 3 yrs +. I like it and it still misses the awning arm by over an inch and even helps close the door when it gets within 6"-8" of being closed.
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Nothing was reinforced on mine other than thru bolting on the trailer. It has worked great for 3 yrs +. I like it and it still misses the awning arm by over an inch and even helps close the door when it gets within 6"-8" of being closed.
Come on now Your Pic. shows a (Additional plate and (6) fasteners) at the top of the door! This is a Pic.of my (From the Factory Shock Attachment) (3) fasteners no big plate! Youroo!!
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Come on now Your Pic. shows a (Additional plate and (6) fasteners) at the top of the door! ...Youroo!!
The additional plate was to cover the factory holes and move the anchor back toward the hinge.
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Your situation for location must involve conditions such as (Window/Awning Arm/Heat outlet)? Because of the (Bend Type Arm) shown! If you go with the (Gas Shock) it (MUST) be Reinforced at the (Attachment Points) for (Long Life)! In some cases the Awning can be Damaged by a (OPPs) situation if Door is in Wrong location! Youroo!!
The door does come along the awning arm but clears. The bent arm is not a bent arm per se. It was a straight arm when we got the trailer, it is bent because they did a bad job aligning the thing. The bend came from a year of being it to align.

I need to close the door anyways to deploy and retract the awning so it really does not have a clearance issue.

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