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Old 02-27-2016, 01:33 AM   #11
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On my Prism LE2150 the strut throws the door open hard in warmer weather and is just a bit too long, pulling on the hinge screws because it opens just a bit past 90 degrees. If I moved my mounting holes closer to the hinges it would tear the hinge screws right out of the wood as the hinges on the LE2150 only let the door go 90 degrees before twisting the hinge away from where it is mounted. I have not done anything about it but was thinking of moving the mounting hole on the motorhome end away from the hinge so it wouldn't open the door quite so far which is starting to loosen the hinge screws. I need to do something fairly soon. Either get a shorter strut or move the mounting hole. Any wise ideas out there?
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Old 03-01-2016, 03:26 PM   #12
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Also remember to watch the gusty March winds!
When opening my door the wind, in combination with the strong strut, pulled and bent the anchor half way out of the door sill, broke the plastic socket of the strut that snaps on the anchor allowing the door to swing free and slam into the open awning arm, damaging the paint on the door where it hit.
I straightened the anchor and installed longer screws plus an extra screw, then used wire to hold the strut socket in place as a temporary fix.
Moral of the story:
Hold onto the door every time you open it, which is somewhat hard to do in a Solera while exiting down the stairwell!
And it might be good to install a travel limiter of some type--like the ones on home storm doors.
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:12 PM   #13
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Just checked mine and they replaced it with a 40#. I found a 20# on Amazon but would like to try a 10#. Did some searching on the web but can not find a model in any size that opens a door slowly or are adjustable. I did find some that reverse the action and close the door rather than opening it.
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:39 PM   #14
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Found RV designer G21 on Amazon for $18.28. Will give it a try and let you know.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:50 AM   #15
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Here is where I got mine:
https://industrialhardwaredirect.com...l=29&syear=149
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:29 AM   #16
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Harry - they also have a 'stainless' model. Did you go for it ?
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:39 PM   #17
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No, I did not get the stainless steel version. I thought I'd wait to see how well the regular one worked. So far, so good.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:14 AM   #18
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Just installed the RV designer G21 from Amazon (10#) and it does not work. The action is great and the door opening is dampened but the ends are too high of a profile so the door does not close all the way.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:38 AM   #19
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While I'm working on the outside door strut...

Tonight I am going to attempt to tap some threads through the aluminum door sill plat that the strut is attached to, in order to tighten the sill plate down with some stainless screws. Mine rocks a good bit, and I fear it will only get worse as the door pulls so strongly on it - especially when it gets away from your hand as it swings out.

It appears there is steel under the sill plate that I should be able to chase a thread through. I do not know how that thin aluminum sill plate is attached, but I know it is not attached well enough for my liking.

I'll take some pictures and make some notes if anyone else is interested.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:00 PM   #20
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Nusslejj please on the pix as mine rocks also and is new. Door strut seems to have calmed down but try to keep a hand on it when opening.

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