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Old 02-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #201
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Or the drivers seat in the truck!!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #202
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DF has no clue of what I am up to. This is my way of getting away from the Honey Do list
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #203
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #204
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Hay, have you thought of putting a gas strut on your front door? I would like to, along with a pair on the cargo door that does not have one from the factory....got any ideas?


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you MAY borrow it ! let me get some time on it to see if there's any bugs but I will report back .
I am going to run it in and out all week and see how it goes before I divulge any more info !
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #205
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Kicker check with Old Coot as he has done this to his .
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #206
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Hay, have you thought of putting a gas strut on your front door? I would like to, along with a pair on the cargo door that does not have one from the factory....got any ideas?
Lippert has a 10 pound strut on their web site. My camper came with a 20 pound strut and I had to remove it because it was destroying my door. The lock was binding; the top left of the door was hitting the frame and the hinges were being bent.

There is a thread here as well.

You can also see that in less than a year the piston had ripped the screws out of the frame.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #207
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Awesome idea. You should patent it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:04 AM   #208
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Door Strut

That is a shame...not much engineering going in huh..saw a unit at a recent show that looked pretty good...thought I would try the same..but if you have had this kind of problem, think I will pass..thanks
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That is a shame...not much engineering going in huh..saw a unit at a recent show that looked pretty good...thought I would try the same..but if you have had this kind of problem, think I will pass..thanks
I re-positioned both anchor points 2" closer to the hinge, pop riveted the door anchor and thru bolted the hinge anchor and it works great! Holds the door open over 90d and still misses the awning. Also helps close the door. We like it fine and no damage to anything.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:43 PM   #210
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The remote awning is great.Our Cherokee came with a remote for the awning and for the slide.The slide is real nice if you are close to something,u can stand out there and watch the slide so it does not hit a tree or something.Does make for ease with a beer in hand.
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