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Old 07-23-2014, 01:28 PM   #15
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If the doors are about the same size, and you have at least one gas spring that is marked, you could order more of the same.

To calculate the the size needed, there are many complex ways to figure it out, but here's a simple way. If the door has the pivots present, use a bathroom scale and a stick (broomstick, dowel, etc.) cut to length to prop the door open horizontally (parallel with ground) with one end of the stick supporting door at the pivot point on the door and the other on the scale. The scale will read the maximum force needed to hold the door at that point. If you moved the stick out or in from that point, the force would change, so be sure to measure at the pivot point. With that number, the compressed length of the gas spring, (door closed) and the extended length (door open all the way up against RV side) You should have enough information for a shop to sell you the right gas spring. NOTE: Make sure they know the weight is calculated for one. If you are using two gas springs, they will have to adjust properly.


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I found this chart very helpful when re-ordering shocks for my Winnebago from the OEM.The SX models are typically used on the compartment doors.

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Call Coachmen @ 574-825-8317. They should be able to give you the info.. Good luck
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What if the rod does not have anything on it like a 30 or 40. All it says is Pat Pending, Elkhart, IN. QMPl Inc. Should I just use the entended length, and order from that. Thank you.
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Your options are limited, when you order just describe see the above posts for additional help and ask for their best estimate.

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