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Old 07-13-2016, 11:08 AM   #11
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Let's try that again

Sideways but you get the idea
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:10 AM   #12
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Also watching this thread with interest as the strut is loose and constantly coming unscrewed on our 2016 31FK.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:17 AM   #13
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Hey all, just picked up a new Redhawk 23xm and one of the biggest things I miss from my old TT is the door shock.

Can someone with a Greyhawk with the shock installed send me the part number and/or measurements on the shock? I'd like to install one myself and keep the wind from grabbing the door every time we open it but there are so many options online I wanted to narrow it down a bit.

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Old 07-13-2016, 01:13 PM   #14
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I had that problem on our Skylark door. If you look closely, there should be a little clip on the ball socket that you can pop loose to remove the ball that is attached to your frame or door. Once you have one end of the gas spring loose you can rotate the gas spring to tighten it back where it belongs. I put some blue loctite on mine and it hasn't come loose in over two years.

The clip is shown in the attached photo, it is that little strap that sticks up above the surface of the ball end.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:07 PM   #15
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I had that problem on our Skylark door. If you look closely, there should be a little clip on the ball socket that you can pop loose to remove the ball that is attached to your frame or door. Once you have one end of the gas spring loose you can rotate the gas spring to tighten it back where it belongs. I put some blue loctite on mine and it hasn't come loose in over two years.
Great! I knew somebody would come up with an answer.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:24 PM   #16
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My issue is not with the strut itself, my problem is with the attachment to the threshold. It is getting loose and only spins when trying to tighten it up-almost like there is a nut on the back but there is no way to get at it as you try to tighten up the pin
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Oops, you're right fergie. Our problem is different. Still standing by for resolution.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:54 PM   #18
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Gas Strut Ball Studs

The ball stud has a self locking nut on it. I have not found away to get to that nut yet, with out taking things apart.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:03 PM   #19
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We gave up on the gas door strut when ours broke.
I never liked the fact that the door only opened at 90 degrees.
Now we just take a bungi cord and bungi the door to the arm for our manual awning.
When the awning is out, the door opens about 150 degrees, when awning is in, the door opens a full 180.

I suppose some folks would consider us the Beverly Hillbillies for doing this mod, but we actually thinks it works much better than that danged gas strut.
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