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Old 05-21-2022, 10:39 AM   #1
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'07 Navigator entry door strut or mechanism missing?

Hello all,

Sitting here in our Colorado snow storm....dumped about 12 inches llast night at our home in the metro Denver area....really?....It's almost June .

We recently purchased a '07 Holiday Navigator 45' PBQ. I was wondering if anyone knows if it is supposed to have any kind of entry door strut or mechanism that keeps the door open when parked? Mine doesn't have one and I thought it was a little odd that it did not as it otherwise is just sort of there and subject to slamming with a slight wind or breeze. Just wondering. Any input is always greatly appreciated.

Thank you and stay warm!
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A common type of the mechanism; Preferred Pos-a-Lock ;attaches to the top of the door and the upper inside of the frame ; a quick look and finding mount holes will tell you if a previous owner removed a worn out part.
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:50 PM   #3
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Lots of those have failed due to wear.
This would be a good time to consider modifying to a gas strut. Works much better than the crappy design scissor arm. And cheaper as well.

Attached the instructions. I left the old scissor arm in place as a backup. I did not see any reason to remove it.
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There is a small catch on the original scissor arm. It wears and becomes lose. I compressed mine with a vise grip and its works great now.
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There is a small catch on the original scissor arm. It wears and becomes lose. I compressed mine with a vise grip and its works great now.
This is the way. Probably takes a few tweaks before it's "just right."
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Old 05-24-2022, 04:14 AM   #6
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There is a small catch on the original scissor arm. It wears and becomes lose. I compressed mine with a vise grip and its works great now.

How is the OP going to adjust something that does not exist?
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