If you have the same problem as Herk had, you might try re-positioning the whole strut mechanism 2" closer to the hinge eliminates the load on the door hinges. Don't know why, but it sure did on ours. When we got our camper new in Feb, we hated the strut. After taking it off for a few days, I repositioned it and now we really like it. It even helps close the door and opens more than 90°.