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Old 06-06-2020, 09:23 PM   #1
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Part Needed

Looking for another lever to keep the top hatch to my storage compartment open. Iíve not been able to find one, any suggestions would be appreciated.

I did purchase gas strut door lifts but they wont work unless I bolt through the top of Click image for larger version

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Old 06-06-2020, 09:54 PM   #2
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When we had a popup with the storage compartment I used a 1 x 2 piece of lumber, notched on each end to fit. We would take out what we needed for chocking and leveling. Then raise the roof and get anything else out of the compartment we needed. Though we did have a small hatch on the passenger side of the compartment for smaller stuff, most things were out before we needed to pull the bed out.
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I'm thinking a trip down the hardware isle and one could come up with a McGyver list to make a swing out support. Maybe a small cabinet size hinge, a piece of 1"x2" as mentioned and then cut the 1x2 to the maximum length that will fit from the front of the box to inside the back of the box. Attach the hinge in front, the 1x2 to the hinge and put a groove in the end to rest on one of the lower cross beams on the inside of the lid.

Lays flat on top when the doors closed and once opened pull it up and lay the lid against it to keep it just less than vertical.
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:26 PM   #4
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I made something similar with 3/4 pvc pipe when I had my 206ST. The pvc can be softened with a heat gun or torch to flatten it more where the screw would mount it if that’s what you want.
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