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Old 05-07-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Has Anyone Added Struts to the Cabinet Doors to Keep Them Open?

I have a Hyper Lite 27HFS and most of the cabinets have doors on them where they hinge at the top. To open them you pull from the bottom and they go towards the ceiling. If you let go of them they fall closed.... So you always need at least one had on the door to keep it open. My last trailer had cabinets like this also but they all had struts on them so they would stay in the open position. Has anyone does this to their trailer? I would like to do it but I don't know what strut I would need. Thanks
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
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You can buy struts or you can go to a hardware store, Lowes, HD and get some screen door springs and cut them in half and use them to hold the doors open.

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Old 05-07-2016, 02:30 PM   #3
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I installed these on my doors. Work great.

http://www.amazon.com/RV-Designer-H2.../dp/B003VAT8KE


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I installed these on my doors. Work great.

Amazon.com: RV Designer H271 Spring Loaded Cabinet Door Strut, (Pack of 2): Automotive


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I have these on my coach doors as well, they work great as stated.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies and links. Looks like exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:52 PM   #6
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Great idea, ours came with struts installed on all of the cabinets. Never really gave it a 2nd thought.
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