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Old 06-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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We need to open our entry door as wide as it will swing, and the gas strut needs to be detached. Can anyone tell me how that's done? Is it just screwed in? Thanks!
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Pry open this THINGIE with a screw driver and it pulls off of the ball mount THINGIE.


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This is on my basement door. My main door doesn't have an arm.
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Oh dear. It doesn't look like that. Thanks anyway, bud.
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I can't reach it; it's too high. I'm discouraged right now. That stupid flexsteel couch isn't going to come through the dang door. We have it dismantled into three pieces, but the curved section is just too big. Stupid Fleetwood.
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I have already made this suggestion. Stupid Flexsteel and Stupid Fleetwood. I'm whiney. We had "planned" to store the stupid thing and put it back when we ever sell/trade the Bounder. Not gonna happen.
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Time to unscrew a window frame? I had a similar problem on my first coach when I swapped the couch out for a computer desk. I managed it by removing the main door strut and completely removing the screen door which added an inch to the opening. On my current Thor, there is no way the 4 door Dometic fridge came in through the entrance door. I suspect that manufacturers put the big stuff in place through a slide opening.

If I recall correctly, the gas strut on my door did not have a clip like Cliff showed either. I unscrewed one of the brackets to release it.
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Time to unscrew a window frame? I had a similar problem on my first coach when I swapped the couch out for a computer desk. I managed it by removing the main door strut and completely removing the screen door which added an inch to the opening. On my current Thor, there is no way the 4 door Dometic fridge came in through the entrance door. I suspect that manufacturers put the big stuff in place through a slide opening.

If I recall correctly, the gas strut on my door did not have a clip like Cliff showed either. I unscrewed one of the brackets to release it.
Thanks; I think I can see some screws on the strut. It appears that the awning arm is right beside the door on the hinge side, so we will have to be very careful to not let the door or the awning get damaged.

I don't believe there is any way this stupid L-shaped sofa will go through the window, either. I'm afraid it will be as Cliff said... Sawsall time. I'm so frustrated right now, I really would like to take Mr. Chainsaw out there and get busy.
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Thanks; I think I can see some screws on the strut. It appears that the awning arm is right beside the door on the hinge side, so we will have to be very careful to not let the door or the awning get damaged.

I don't believe there is any way this stupid L-shaped sofa will go through the window, either. I'm afraid it will be as Cliff said... Sawsall time. I'm so frustrated right now, I really would like to take Mr. Chainsaw out there and get busy.
Sarah, now that you have slept on it (not the couch) have you tried flipping it over to see if the frame is bolted at the junction of the L? I bought a residential Lazy Boy couch years ago and it arrived in 3 pieces which bolted together.
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Call FW to ask how they got it in. Hopefully it wasn't before the roof went on
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Sarah, now that you have slept on it (not the couch) have you tried flipping it over to see if the frame is bolted at the junction of the L? I bought a residential Lazy Boy couch years ago and it arrived in 3 pieces which bolted together.
Bruce, the La-z-boy is not the problem...at least not yet. It will be delivered tomorrow. Our problem is the stupid FLEXSTEEL L-shaped thing that came in the coach. The "L" section is a one piece steel frame, covered by plywood and then upholstered. That frame will not break down, so I suppose we will have to destroy it taking it out.

This is the piece that's the problem. The long section will jack-knife and go through the door easily, though it weighs a TON.

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Call FW to ask how they got it in. Hopefully it wasn't before the roof went on
I guess it doesn't matter HOW they got it in; getting it OUT is our problem. We assume they put it in before installing the door frame, etc. One other thing that infuriates me is...the dang brochure plainly says that we have a 30" door, which is totally NOT TRUE. Why do they do that??
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Oh but it does matter. If they got it in the door , you can get it out. Stop being difficult and call or I will call for you
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