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Old 05-16-2023, 01:30 PM   #1
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Replace Struts on Compartments. Advice

I know I have to get the same length and poundage (if thatís a word). Iíll look for part numbers.

How do I take the original struts off? I have done the ones with a clip that you pry up part way and it releases it from ball. I looked these and short of using a crow bar and sledge hammer.
How do they release?

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Old 05-16-2023, 07:32 PM   #2
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I did a few on my Phaeton. One end had the clips other end was screwed
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On our 2004 Adventurer 33V, according to the Winnebago parts list, all of the cargo doors take the same 90# strut. They just have the snap spring on both ends. Just pry it back and pull them off the ball. Use a small flat blade screwdriver or a small 90 degree pick to get in behind the clip and pull it away from the ball.

Winnebago P/N RE-142569-12-000.

I ordered some from Lift Supports Depot off Amazon for $24 each.
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Old 05-29-2023, 02:03 PM   #4
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I'd have to see a pic of the ends, but many like my 06 Journey, are just clipped over ball ends.

The attached photos are stabilus part numbers/specs for gas springs/ struts.

I determined which fit my rig and ordered through O'Reilly auto parts. Came with a lifetime warranty.

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This type requires a small blade screwdriver to pry up the spring clip until pressure is released.

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This type shows the spring that holds around the ball mount. the C-clip is pivoted to one side to allow removing the end from the ball-mount..


The old style had a round plastic cap that was also pried up with a small blade screwdriver.
All of these require a tug to pull off the ball after the spring tension is reduced.
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This type requires a small blade screwdriver to pry up the spring clip until pressure is released.

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This type shows the spring that holds around the ball mount. the C-clip is pivoted to one side to allow removing the end from the ball-mount..


The old style had a round plastic cap that was also pried up with a small blade screwdriver.
All of these require a tug to pull off the ball after the spring tension is reduced.
Thanks I have the old style and I didnít want to break it by tugging to hard on it.
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There is great guy I have used on ebay for 20+ years, strut your stuff, cheaper and better and quicker shipping I have not found anywhere.
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