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Old 10-19-2020, 02:06 PM   #1
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2013 Shamrock 21ss Door gas strut

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We just purchased Shamrock 21ss 2013 trailer last week (upgrading from a high-wall Centennial pop-up). The gas-strut on the door is missing - so the door goes flying open unless someone holds it to restrict the motion.

Does anyone have the specifications for the replacement strut to be used? Length and force (I understand it needs 15lb force - but not sure about the length).

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Old 10-20-2020, 09:38 PM   #2
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I dont have the same model but neither my screen nor the door have struts on my 2014
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That's interesting - so is there something else that prevents the door from swinging out and hitting either the awning support or the wall of the trailer?

I do have two nubs -- one on the bottom of door frame and one on the door itself which led me to think that there was missing gas strut there.

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Old 10-21-2020, 03:05 PM   #4
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i just replaced the door strut on my 2016 Shamrock - i ordered it from RV nation

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it was a perfect replacement for the one that broke and snapped right in
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That's interesting - so is there something else that prevents the door from swinging out and hitting either the awning support or the wall of the trailer?

I do have two nubs -- one on the bottom of door frame and one on the door itself which led me to think that there was missing gas strut there.

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How about posting pics? They often are more helpful than a description.
I seem to remember that the gas strut has been installed at the top of the door and some at the bottom of the door, depending on what year.
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Thanks GalsofEscape. I will order this one.

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i just replaced the door strut on my 2016 Shamrock - i ordered it from RV nation

industrial gas Springs Inc
GS: 89z10021 1BB0067 45/15


it was a perfect replacement for the one that broke and snapped right in

Picture attached that shows the nubs for the gas strut on the frame and door bottom (don't have any on the top).
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Yep, some Roo/Shamrock years had the strut on the bottom. And some had them on the top.
RV manufacturers have been trying to find the right door solution.
The original solution was the plastic T-hook, which often broke. Then came the metal T-hook which could rip out the brackets in a strong wind. Then came the gas door struts on the top, then on the bottom. Recently the friction hinges are the latest attempt, which have their own drawbacks.
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Thanks GalsofEscape. I will order this one.




Picture attached that shows the nubs for the gas strut on the frame and door bottom (don't have any on the top).

that one should work for you - the gas strut is on the bottom of the door on my Shamrock as well.
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