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Old 06-06-2018, 07:28 PM   #15
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Amazon has a wide assortment of them for reasonable prices.
If price is important, there are places to buy good gas struts at about half the cost. My RV has over 20 of them, so saving a couple hundred bucks is kind of a big deal to me.
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Woww.....lot of info here, thank to all of you really apreciate your help... of course price is important as i need 20 of them and before i make an order i just whant be sure 60lb are strong anought
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:18 AM   #17
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Woww.....lot of info here, thank to all of you really apreciate your help... of course price is important as i need 20 of them and before i make an order i just whant be sure 60lb are strong anought
If you are really unsure, you could always order two (2) gas springs to try. If they work well, then order the other 18.

But, for me, replacing the worn out pistons with the same (60#) as what was originally on the coach worked very, very well.

I also found that, again for me, that REV Group (coach manufacturer) had the best price that I could find. Although, I did not try shopping the local auto parts stores. Checking my paperwork (March 2018), I paid 14.96 for each piston, plus tax and shipping.

The issue that I found with many of the after market pistons was that the connectors on the end did not match my coach. My pistons have eye holes on both ends. They slip over a straight stud then a small retaining ring holds them in place.

Many of the newer pistons use ball and socket connectors. That would only work if I changed all of the connectors on the coach. Not happening!
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Order a couple of the $9.78 gas springs from this link:
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Gas-S...897DE35DBBEAA8
They replaced the SPD 5200-60A springs perfectly that came factory on my rig. I'm pretty sure they'll fit, but if they don't then go pay 50%-75% more for the rest of them..!

I replaced some of mine with these gas springs several years ago, and they are holding up fine. And, yes, the 60# springs are what you want for the normal sized basement doors like you have on your Dolphin. I have one door that's larger which uses 90#, and a smaller one that uses 40# springs. They should have their info for their application printed on them.
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Post in the National Forum where you will find folks with the identical MH and ask them what gas props they have on theirs
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Here is a good source for all your hatchlift, gas strut needs.

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