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Old 05-04-2021, 09:03 PM   #1
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Actuator failure

We didnít go camping last year due to some family issues and the pandemic. Our A214HW sat in storage for two years. I was very happy that other than a lot of dust there wasnít any winter or mouse damage. But the actuator failed and after researching the topic on this forum I have decided not to replace it.

I am fortunate that once the actuator was disconnected, my wife and I can easily lift the roof into place. Now I have plenty of time to install gas lifts.
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Old 05-07-2021, 05:04 PM   #2
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Smart decision. After three actuator failures I installed gas struts on the rear roof panel following directions in this forum and have had no trouble since and it has been opened and closed 43 times in the last year.
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Old 05-07-2021, 06:54 PM   #3
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Rusted

When I took it off the wires fell out and were covered in rust. A really poor design.
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