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Old 08-04-2012, 05:51 AM   #11
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Even though I don't have a Silverback, I do have a Sandpiper with that same size door. I have often wondered how I would repair it if it came out, which I feel is inevitable. On mine, I worry about the screws on the other end of the strut as well. That is a great way of stopping it from happening again. Great job!

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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Thanks for posting, I see a repair like this in my future as well. Kevin

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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It's a poor design. If the ball stud was on the opposite side of the bracket all the force would be upward and the screws would hold easily.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #14
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Same strut mounting arrangement on our Rockwood although the struts appear to be longer for the Rockwood's door. We use the outdoor kitchen quite often and although I wasn't crazy about the way they mounted the struts to the doors, we've had no issues. Screws are still tight and we've long since lost count of the number of times the door's been opened/closed. I'm wondering about the shorter struts and their associated angles on your rig.
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