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Old 06-11-2015, 06:18 PM   #43
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What I've done for other things that contact/rub is put a short strip of Velcro (the fuzzy piece) on one of the surfaces.

Another good idea!
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:38 AM   #44
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Got ours installed as well. I also left the scissors on for now. Love the fact the door stays open in a breeze! Great Idea MSHappycampers!
I'll post photos when the weather gets better.
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Just discovered a slight problem! I mentioned that I had installed the gas prop so the door opens just a little past 90 degrees. Today I put out the door awning for the first time since then. The door touches the door awning support arm when fully open! It's just barely touching it, so I don't think I will try to re-locate the door bracket, but just wanted to give you a heads-up so you don't make the same mistake!
Joe, Great post and thanks for the pictures and all of the detail, especially lessons-learned on the brackets and strut placement. My door and door awning look to be the same as yours, so this is really helpful.

I suppose the big question is choice of the strut force rating. You used 15 lb strut but mentioned in the recent thread by Castrol that you would have preferred to use a 10 lb one. Castrol and others are using the 20 lb strut. We get some pretty strong winds in the afternoons around here so I think I may try the 20 and just do a swap with the good folks at Amazon if it seems too strong.

Thanks again for a great posting!
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Joe,
To prevent the open door from hitting the awning bracket... Would you recommend moving the bracket an inch or two towards the rear of the coach?
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To prevent the open door from hitting the awning bracket... Would you recommend moving the bracket an inch or two towards the rear of the coach?
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That should take care of the problem! You would need to hold the prop up there with the door in the right position to determine where it should be mounted. I wouldn't move it much, just enough that the door doesn't bang the awning bracket.

The positioning can be critical. You've got to be sure that the prop has room to close when the door is shut! I would try to position it where there is still about 1/2" of piston movement left with the door closed. You might damage the prop otherwise!
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After reading all the repair and replacement ideas, and sitting in the lounge chair staring at the bracket, I went to the toolbox and got some channel locks and bent the end with the indents up a little bit and now the door locks open like its supposed to.
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After reading all the repair and replacement ideas, and sitting in the lounge chair staring at the bracket, I went to the toolbox and got some channel locks and bent the end with the indents up a little bit and now the door locks open like its supposed to.

Glad you were able to find such a simple solution!
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use a 10 lb. prop instead of the 15 lb


Just a thought: wait a couple of years and the strut will be down to about 10 lbs.


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Great idea. There are a number of posts on the Yahoo Monacoers Group about replacing the rivet with a heavier and stronger SS rivet. This person is a machinist and will do it for about $40. He will also sell you the rivet but you should have a press to do the job correctly. rjb4jcpa@gmail.com


Just an alternate solution.


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