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Old 08-01-2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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Door piston / strut

We've been doing a partial remodel of our 2000 Tradewinds. The previous owners cut out the carpeting and put down peel and stick wood-look planks, even in the stairwell. I've located the parts I need to restore the stairwell back to original, except the gas strut / piston that holds the door open.

I've seen struts that range from 10 lbs on up. What is normally used for the door? What is the best length to use? Any other particulars I should know about the strut / piston?

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If the door opens to 90* it's typically this one;

https://www.amazon.com/RV-Designer-G.../dp/B002XM5E6S
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A friend needed a replacement a few weeks ago and got one at NAPA.
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Thanks for the link.

Just one other question: any idea what the length of this strut is when compressed?
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