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Old 10-10-2020, 10:07 PM   #1
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Entry Door Strut

When we bought our pre-owned Legacy, there was no strut on the entry door. I didnít know there was supposed to be one until a couple of years later. By then, I had installed a small magnetic catch that held the door open. Iíd like to replace the strut and I ordered one from FR parts. Can anyone tell me which way it is installed? Fat end, or barrel, towards the Coach side or the door?

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Iíll go out today to take a pic of mine. Iíd like to know about your magnet set up. Does the door swing all the way open? I think I would like that a little better.
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Fat side goes to the RV. It attaches 19Ē on the door. Click image for larger version

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funny, I removed ours early on, not liking the strict position of the door, not being able to be opened 'all the way', or remain out of the way when parked. I added a simple rv door catch, and haven't missed it since.
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:16 PM   #5
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Iíll go out today to take a pic of mine. Iíd like to know about your magnet set up. Does the door swing all the way open? I think I would like that a little better.


Yes, swings all the way open. In fact, I removed the knob from one of the windows behind the sofa so that the window canít be opened and we accidentally break the glass. The magnetic catch is just a common one at camping supply places.

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funny, I removed ours early on, not liking the strict position of the door, not being able to be opened 'all the way', or remain out of the way when parked. I added a simple rv door catch, and haven't missed it since.


I agree and donít think Iíll have the strut on here long. Problem is, my entry door lock unit failed and I replaced it with a combination unit. I donít like the fit or look of this one and am still looking for a better looking unit. In the meantime, I need to protect the side of the coach as this new lock is thicker than the OEM lock and it hits the side instead of the magnetic catch.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:47 PM   #7
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I see a pic already posted of the fat part of the strut towards the coach. Those struts are very common at most RV stores and fit many different rigs. They are made to break of the wind catches the door and rips them off. I carry a couple spares just in case. I have not put a latch on like yours, but though about it. I'm the type that opens my bay doors frequently so I decided to leave the strut.
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:56 AM   #8
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I see a pic already posted of the fat part of the strut towards the coach. Those struts are very common at most RV stores and fit many different rigs. They are made to break of the wind catches the door and rips them off. I carry a couple spares just in case. I have not put a latch on like yours, but though about it. I'm the type that opens my bay doors frequently so I decided to leave the strut.


Hmmm, ďcommon at most RV storesĒ and you carry a couple of spares. Guessing I shouldnít order any more from FR at $50 ea? Uggg
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Hmmm, ďcommon at most RV storesĒ and you carry a couple of spares. Guessing I shouldnít order any more from FR at $50 ea? Uggg
Pretty pricey!
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Just in case anyone is unsure which one to get on Amazon. I bought this 3mos ago
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Just in case anyone is unsure which one to get on Amazon. I bought this 3mos ago


Have you installed it? My concern with buying a generic is the close tolerances of that door frame. Thought maybe thatís why mine was missing from the door when I bought the Coach and there is some damage there.
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Yeah Iíve installed it and it works great. Just be careful in the wind. I suspect the wind catching the door is what has broken most of these.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:12 AM   #13
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Great, thanks for the info.

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