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Old 09-06-2020, 12:31 AM   #1
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Storage Bay Door Gas Struts

Anyone have a good source for these, or is it just a matter of finding something universal fit and the right length?
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Old 09-06-2020, 08:08 AM   #2
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Anyone have a good source for these, or is it just a matter of finding something universal fit and the right length?
There are universal fit. You need to get the correct length AND lift force. Your bay doors are fairly heavy and the strut acts at an angle so it will take more force than you think.

See this collection from Amazon: Struts from Amazon

I bought 2 struts for my bay doors and specified the 28# force. They were't nearly strong enought. My bays used one strut so I bought some brackets and added the 28#on the other side of the bay. Works really well.

See this: https://www.dictator.nl/Downloads/EN...as_Springs.pdf to help you decide on strut strength. You can just measure the length.

You would think that the force of the strut would be printed on it but there was no such marking on mine.
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Look on the old ones see if the Make model number is still there . Likely a ( SPD ) GSNI 2300-80 that's what's on my2005 Dolphin . If so they are 20 inches long with 80 lb. of lift .
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The struts for the doors on my Sea Breeze under the slideouts were short so they didn't make contact with the slideout. I got longer ones so I didn't have to lay on the ground to get into the compartments. Just make sure they're closed before closing the slides. Much easier access.
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On my 07 Seabreeze the struts used under the slide out area are 2 stage, stop short of hitting but will extend further when the door is lifted a little more. Full extension
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[QUOTE=yeloduster;5428642]There are universal fit. You need to get the correct length AND lift force. Your bay doors are fairly heavy and the strut acts at an angle so it will take more force than you think.

See this collection from Amazon: Struts from Amazon

I bought 2 struts for my bay doors and specified the 28# force. They were't nearly strong enought. My bays used one strut so I bought some brackets and added the 28#on the other side of the bay. Works really well.

See this: https://www.dictator.nl/Downloads/EN...as_Springs.pdf to help you decide on strut strength. You can just measure the length.

You would think that the force of the strut would be printed on it but there was no such marking on mine.[/QUOTE

What size are you looking for, length, I have a few you can have, just pay shipping. I put longer ones on my coach.
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There are universal fit. You need to get the correct length AND lift force. Your bay doors are fairly heavy and the strut acts at an angle so it will take more force than you think.

See this collection from Amazon: Struts from Amazon

I bought 2 struts for my bay doors and specified the 28# force. They were't nearly strong enought. My bays used one strut so I bought some brackets and added the 28#on the other side of the bay. Works really well.

See this: https://www.dictator.nl/Downloads/EN...as_Springs.pdf to help you decide on strut strength. You can just measure the length.

You would think that the force of the strut would be printed on it but there was no such marking on mine.
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The gas struts on your cargo doors, should all be the same. One of them should have a p/n on it.
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