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Old 07-29-2015, 01:25 PM   #1
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Gas shock to door

Ok guys, my turn to ask a question......

When I have my awning extended and I open the door to the unit. It then swings out and hits the support bracket that holds/supports the awning. I need to adjust the gas shock that connects at the bottom to keep it from swinging and banging and eventually damaging the arm extensions to the awning.

How do I adjust (if possible) the gas shock?

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Old 07-29-2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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The gas shock isn't adjustable. You would have to relocate one of the ends either on the entryway or the door. The door on my MV stops at 90 degrees and doesn't hit the awning arm. The arm on the entryway on mine is 2 1/2" from the door frame. The arm end on the door is 19 1/2" from the door frame.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:37 PM   #3
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Did it always hit, or just start recently? There's no adjusting the gas shock itself, only relocating the ball stud bracket, Usually on the door bottom. If it's just the ball stud threaded up into the door bottom with no bracket, you may have to drill and tap a hole, and move the stud closer to the latch side of the door. That will let the gas shock reach the fully extended length before the door impacts the awning arm. The other alternative is a shorter gas shock ( with the same pressure). hoppers4 types faster!!
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:47 PM   #4
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Thanks guys for the quick response )
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:38 PM   #5
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51. Im not sure how your door is set up but i had a problem with mine. The gas strut is way to powerful. My kids would pull the door handle to open the door and it would rip out of their hands, fly open full force then stop abruptly. Eventually the strut poped off. After a few times of fixing it i just removed the strut. Now the door opens all the way and the outside tv mount cover acts as a door stop. The only problem mow is if i open the kitchen window the door can make contact with the glass so i always keep it closed. I was going to look at an autoparts store for a less powerful strut but this way has been working so far. the next time i go to an rv show im gonna have to take notice as to how other coaches are set up.
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