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Old 07-13-2016, 08:00 AM   #1
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Door gas shock

it seemd that the gas shock on the door of my 2015 Greyhawk was getting loose and the door was coming close to hitting the strut of the awning. Come to find out the "pin" on the door threshold is getting loose. Problem is that I can't see an easy way to get at the back of the pin to tighten it up. I really don't want to have to take the whole frame apart.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:06 AM   #2
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Pins, by definition, can not be tightened up.


If something has worn beyond specifications it has to be replaced or a busing fitted.


If a threaded part has loosened up from vibration, heat-cycling, etc., then you have to find how to engage the correct tool (wrench, screwdriver Allen key, torx, etc.) to tighten it properly.


Anything dealing with gas struts has to be considered carefully since they are under tension 100% of the time.
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Me calling it a pin may be incorrect. It is the bolt style piece of hardware with a ball on top, that is attached to the door threshold. My issue is that I do not see a way to get access to the rear of the bolt to tighten it up.
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I have the same problem in the same place. I've always been very careful about letting go of the door so it doesn't stress the strut attachment point. The only thing we can do is figure out how to remove the threshold to get it tighter but that doesn't look to be easy.

I'll be watching this thread to see if anybody else has this problem and see if they have a resolution.
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Thanks hoppers4. If I get it figured out I'll let everyone know.
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Me calling it a pin may be incorrect. It is the bolt style piece of hardware with a ball on top, that is attached to the door threshold. My issue is that I do not see a way to get access to the rear of the bolt to tighten it up.
Look very carefully at the "Ball Topped Part". The base of the ball might be hexagonal and can be tightened by a thin open-end wrench (called an "ignition wrench").
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Just took another look at the threshold and it looks like it could be a fairly simple job. There's two screws on the inside of the threshold that can be removed. This will remove a plate that's holding the edge of the threshold. I have to guess that there's more screws holding the threshold down under that plate.

I can't do it for several days as I'm getting ready to hit the road. Looks like it should be fairly straight forward though. I'll look into it when I get back.
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That was the second thing I tried. The only thing I found under that panel was a bunch of dirt and sand that got push under there!
I'm afraid the threshold may be glued down. I too am out camping this week so surgery will have to wait. I'd rather have it torn apart in my driveway than in a campground.
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Hey Fergie, can you post a pic of it??
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Here you go. Hope this posts!
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