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Old 11-01-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Gas Strut replacement needed

On my 2001 Scepter the gas struts for the power cord door need to be replaced.
The information on these struts is as follows:

SUSPA
C16-08053
80 Lbs


I looked at the SUSPA site and couldn't find this model number.

Where do you find replacements for your worn out struts online?

Thank you

Ray
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:15 PM   #2
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Try here. They carry all sizes.

http://http://www.mcmaster.com/#cata...5/1180/=4bjdfd

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Old 11-01-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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You can also check this company SPD gas springs and hardware - hinges, handles, drawer slides, latches, catches and locks - A Barnes Group, Inc. Company They have an extensive inventory
www.spdhardware.com
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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scepter...You can also go to your local auto parts stores like, Napa, Pep Boys and AutoZone. They usually have them in stock and you just match them up. The pressures are usually part of the identifying numbers.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:41 AM   #5
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We found ours at a Camping World store. $10. It's easier when your looking at them so that total length and piston length match up.
Also, we now find that 80 lbs. each was FAR to much lift. Now worried that the hinge will fail in that so much pressure is required to shut.
Think about it......... Two struts = 160 lbs. - Our door weighs 12-15 lbs!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:52 AM   #6
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The struts I've had problems with bending the mounts are the ones that hold up the bed. They need to put two on each side of lower pressure the spread the load around a bit.
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Pusherpilot....I added a piece of square tubing to the bed frame and welded/bolted the strut supports to the tubing and bolted the tubing to the bed frame. I added a third strut in the center. I also have a safety bar that prevents the bed from falling. We added a very plush mattress that was very heavy.

Here are some photos: http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=9222
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