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Old 09-07-2016, 08:35 PM   #11
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Thats insane. Did you get your RV second hand or was it like that from the factory.

This is the one we have (10 lb) and it works just fine along with my door stopper string on the top of the frame. I bet your going to have to go back to the gym after you change out your shock. No more beach bod for you!
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Brand new. Still shocked abt the 80 lbs

I'll leave it off all together for now, maybe even a door closer!
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:25 AM   #12
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KansasFR3, if your're replying to my door squeak problem, we did buy it used but only 3000 miles on it. We are going to explore possibility that the retracted steps could be the source of our consternation.
I was asking Dutch about his shock. We also got ours used, and during PDI, they replaced our shock with the 10 lb unit. It seems to be just right IMO.

But onto your door squeak issue. Is it while your driving or only when the stairs operate? If its the stairs while your moving, you could disconnect the motor and take a ratchet strap and strap all three steps together to see if it goes away. Then you would know if its just something loose confined to the steps or not. But it could be just your door step motor going out. Ours went out last xmas, about 15 month old unit all together. I'm not very optimist that it won't go out within another year. We'll see.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:30 AM   #13
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Brand new. Still shocked abt the 80 lbs

I'll leave it off all together for now, maybe even a door closer!
Crazy they came from the factory with that shock. Glad you got if figured out though.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:04 PM   #14
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Crazy they came from the factory with that shock. Glad you got if figured out though.

80#?? That's seems very extreme. Our 2014 came with a 15# strut from the factory. We replaced it with a 10# because it was whipping open to fast (but only when our grandkids opened the door, lol). The 10# slowed it down. Much happier now.


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Old 09-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #15
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I just positioned both anchor points 2" closer to the hinge on my 5er and it works great. It opens slower and even helps close the door when within about 6"-8" of being closed.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:32 PM   #16
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I've had issues with my door hinges and screws loosening up. In turn causing door closure problems. At the rally I had them remove all the screws and rivet the hinges to the frame.

I also find that locking the deadbolt while underway seems to keep rattles from emanating from the door. In addition to the peace of mind knowing the door won't pop open!

Lastly after replacing my door shock the door popped open so quickly that it bounced open putting unnecessary stress on the door, hinge and frame. so I added a nylon grab strap to the inside handle. When I release the latch from inside I grab the strap and easy the door out slowly.

At rally I noticed the door hinge has been redesigned. I took a pic of the display model new hinge and was told by a service tech this new split multiple tab design is more sturdy.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:22 AM   #17
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Yea, we always engage the dead bolt on our door while traveling down the road.
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