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Old 08-21-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Door on Coach opens 90 degrees

I would like to know if anyone has looked into removing the strut /piston of their coach door?
As mine opens to 90 degrees and sometimes just gets in the way at the campsite. I was looking at ways to have the door fully open at the campground and have it latch to the side of the RV.
I have a 2013 31MS Greyhawk.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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That would be a great upgrade, a windy day opened our all the way.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:16 AM   #3
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I know on my Redhawk the door stop is there to keep door from hitting the awning arm when it is out.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:51 AM   #4
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On my Greyhawk I thought about removing the stop but as said above it will slam into awning arm, and I also have to tighten the shock bracket often. I know it is loose because it starts scrapping on top of door flange.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:32 AM   #5
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It's there to prevent damage to the awning arm (and the door).
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:12 PM   #6
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The struct/piston assembly on my '16 Greyhawk was coming off weekly. Simply unscrew the rod from the door and see if you like it.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:25 PM   #7
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My 2004 Greyhawk 31ss does not have a piston/strut assembly. It has a metal stop mounted on the wall a socket mounted on the door and held by a rubber insert in the socket. I bought my MH used & had to replace the socket. Upon removal of the old socket I found the shaft had pushed though the rubber and punched a hole in the door. I cut a piece of aluminum in the shape of the socket and installed it behind the socket to prevent further damage to the door and the rubber piece. The shaft of the stop had broken off the base but I got a local welding/fabrication business to weld it back for free. If any have this same set up I advise to check behind the door socket for damage.
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I took off the piston and put a rubber bumper and used a bungee cord to the outside TV support.
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I plan on removing the piston and installing a latch. see link below. Seen many RV's and TT's with these.

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Not sure if that would work for me. The arm of the awning is in the way so my door can't open much more that 90 degrees. Present setup not working well either.
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