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Old 08-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Cabinet Hardware

Our 2007 Alpine has cabinet hardware that holds open a number of top-hinged cabinet doors. The are apparently gas spring units that secure these doors both in the open and closed position. These units appear to be about 4 1/2 inches long when compressed, and perhaps 7 inches when fully extended. We need to replace one of them, and the only thing we've found that looks remotely like what WRV used is something distributed by Louis & Co of Portland, OR, which go for $75 for a set of two (part #SJ5466jTG). I can't imagine WRV using hardware that commands such a high price, and I'm wondering whether someone else may have found a suitable replacement part. Thanks for any tips. Tom

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Search Amazon for gas springs. I got a good deal on some for mine.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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Check with Woodworker's Hardware at www.wwhardware.com as they have several styles available for cabinets.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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The ones in my coach are not gas struts they have springs in them. You can find them on line under cabinet struts.
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You can also check with Kustom Koach Works, Junction City, OR @ 541-501-3371, they do a ton of remodel work on Alpines so they most likely either have them or know where they can be gotten from. Normal stores won't have them like Home Depot or Lowe's. Speciality Cabinet shops might, but they are going to want some kind of ID stuff, i.e., model number, or style number. If you have those, you can try a search on the internet using that information.

Another option is to take one from a cabinet you don't open very often put it on the cabinet you do open a lot, and keep searching remembering that the cabinet needs one when you can find it.

Check with NW RV Supply, they might have some as well. They bought up a lot of parts from various places: Northwest RV Supply

Another source would be Aubrey's in Yakima, WA, see this link - http://aubreysrv.com/
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:41 AM   #6
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These are similar to the ones I have in my coach. http://www.jrproducts.com/index.php?...&S=Door+Struts
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FWIW, these cabinet struts from RV Upgrades are very similar and inexpensive ...

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