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Old 05-31-2016, 11:05 PM   #21
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Ours failed due to wind gusts at the beach earlier this year. I replaced it with a stock unit from Auto Zone, Mighty Lift by AVM Industries part number C95251. It is a 30# strut which requires more force to close the door but does a great job at holding the door with strong wind gusts. No problems with the replacement so far.
The replacement unit seems to be better built and hopefully will hold up longer.
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Old 06-05-2016, 08:47 PM   #22
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When my door gas piston apparently lost its suction my door would waggle in he wind. I added an aluminum bar about 36 inches that mounts to a marine style hinge mount. One on the passenger side wheel well and another on the door. Stainless screws and fender washers. Holes in the bar allow the bar part to be installed with pins. Pins attached to chains to the bar ends. The bar creates a triangle and holds the door open solid. Pics tomorrow.

After adding the removable door stay bar I found the part number on gas shock and ordered it on line. I got the 15lb. version and I got a pair so now I have a spare.

I suspect as we are posting about this that they have a short 20 month life span.


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When my door gas piston apparently lost its suction my door would waggle in he wind. I added an aluminum bar about 36 inches that mounts to a marine style hinge mount. One on the passenger side wheel well and another on the door. Stainless screws and fender washers. Holes in the bar allow the bar part to be installed with pins. Pins attached to chains to the bar ends. The bar creates a triangle and holds the door open solid. Pics tomorrow.

After adding the removable door stay bar I found the part number on gas shock and ordered it on line. I got the 15lb. version and I got a pair so now I have a spare.

I suspect as we are posting about this that they have a short 20 month life span.


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We use a fresh bungee cord to accomplish a similar effect (we're not very handy :-)
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:49 PM   #25
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Moved the anchor points on the door and the trailer and they now work great! Door opens to within 2" of awning strut and when it is within 6" of closing it helps close the door.
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