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Old 08-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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2006 Friendship Door

Hi all: I have asked this question other places and have gotten no responses. The entry door to my 06 Friendship has nothing to hold it open. I know I can go to Camping World and find something to make do but I would like the coach to be as original as possible. There are two screw-in balls on top; one on the door and the other on the door frame. I thought a strut type setup would be the answer. I measured the distance with the door closed and open and purchased the strut closest to those measurements......the door would not close because the strut was in the way. Do any of you have an idea? I am out of suggestions. Thanks
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Certainly a good question and I do not have the answer but would like to know of better way than bunggy cord from door handle to windshield wiper. Bet you have done that a few times. If you come up with trick, let us know.

Don't you hate a reply that adds no solution but just implies they have same problem. ha.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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We have an 06 Tourmaster that has the same door. Ours came with a strut on it. However, this is a poor design. First off you need a super thin strut, which is not easy to find. Second struts come either to hold the door open or keep it closed (like on the basement doors) and thirdly the sturts come in "pounds" of hold (hard to explain). So we had as an example a 40 lb. it was hard to close the door. If we put a 30 it did not keep the door open . We ended up with a nylon strap on top of the door to keep it from the wind blowing it into the front mirrior. So we use a bungee to hold it open. Oh forgot. When we had the strut, when you open the door it would pull open because of the type of strut it had on it. If it is windy outside, say good bye to the strut. We went through 4 before my DH callen it a day. Good luck
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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My 2006 Crescendo has the same door you have and has a strut on top. It works just fine.
Here's the info from the strut:
1605SP 0090N 032/05 A21

I would think the 90N was newton measurement for pounds. 90 equals a little over 20 pounds
It's about 1/2" in diameter little smaller than a standard strut.
Hope this helps.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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Wink Mechanical Door Stays

Check a mechanical door stay! Spaenaur #099-185. Unfortunately it would be visible on the inside of the door. When you open the door it locks in the extended position then just push a little further to unlock and close.

Just an idea I had that may work!


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