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Old 08-28-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Scissor Arm

I need to replace the scissor arm on top of the the front door and locks it open on my 07 34' Alpine. Any help on where I might find one would be appreciated.

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Old 08-28-2016, 04:15 PM   #2
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Send PTL a picture or call them, they will get you the correct arm.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:17 AM   #4
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For my '05 I bought the following

001-507 standard 90* pos a loc

015-037 93" cable $203 in February

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Thanks, I contacted PLT yesterday and have ordered the part.


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Replacing entry door swing arm with gas strut

Check this thread out. I replaced mine with a gas shock. I have had to replace the shock once because the end broke and once because it started to squeak. It is a two minute job to pop a new one in place and they are cheap.
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Myron,

Would appreciate pictures.

Assume your coach had the same scissor arm as the Alpines.
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Would appreciate pictures.

Assume your coach had the same scissor arm as the Alpines.
Here is a reference.
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File Type: pdf Entry Door Strut.pdf (1.49 MB, 54 views)
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Thanks, Myron.

On our Alpine, not sure how that would work, as the gas spring would have to be attached to the screen door (door itself is not exposed to the inside of the coach/screen door completely covers it up).
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Thanks for the posting. I think this gas spring is mounted on the outside of the door therefore would not be affected by the screen door.
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Thanks for the posting. I think this gas spring is mounted on the outside of the door therefore would not be affected by the screen door.
You are correct, my apologies. My tablet's screen is too small to tell from the pictures.

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OK--I see how the mechanical aspects of this might work but think the aesthetics of having the ram exposed to the outside for all to see, would not pass my "inspector general's" criteria.....excuse me while I get back to polishing the chrome [smile]...
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OK--I see how the mechanical aspects of this might work but think the aesthetics of having the ram exposed to the outside for all to see, would not pass my "inspector general's" criteria.....excuse me while I get back to polishing the chrome [smile]...
Function over Form. You will hardly notice it. The door opens gently and stays open. The wind does not catch it and throw it open. Since most of them are black they blend right in with the door trim.

This is one of the best mods I have made and I actually bought a pair of rams so I can replace as needed. It takes just seconds to pop a new one in place. The mounts can be painted to match or use the black or chrome ones. Trying to rebuild the swing arms left me with a damaged left thumb.

If you do a search in the little google search area above you should find lots of pictures.
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