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Overhead Locker Gas Strut Failure
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userBKen1
Posted: 22 December 2015 10:06 PM
Subject: Overhead Locker Gas Strut Failure
 


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Just had a gas strut fail on one of my Knaus overhead lockers ,manged to source a unit on ebay at a very good price, just had to adapt the fixings at one end as its not an original part, here is a video what I did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8UDtd-FYhQ

This strut may well suit other makes of motorhomes have a look .

Brian K
userTracker
Posted: 23 December 2015 8:40 AM
Subject: RE: Overhead Locker Gas Strut Failure
 


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Which reminds me!!

I converted our van's bed locker lids to gas strut operation earlier this year and it was well worth the effort - or lack of effort that raising them now takes!

This company were extremely helpful in helping me understand the engineering and getting the loads and sizes right and although I had to reinforce the woodwork in places fitting was pretty straight forward if one has basic diy skills.

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/gas-struts
userBKen1
Posted: 23 December 2015 9:39 AM
Subject: RE: Overhead Locker Gas Strut Failure
 


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Yes Tracker .....SGS had been recommended to regas the struts but thought I would go for new and see how they stand up (pun )
Cost was a major factor as well as I see other doors are starting to sag after 10ys of use and will need replacing soon.
Brian K
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Posted: 23 December 2015 10:44 PM
Subject: RE: Overhead Locker Gas Strut Failure
 


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Try Magnum Motorhomes. Grimsby. I got a couple for the same purpose 3 or 4 years ago.
userBKen1
Posted: 24 December 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: RE: Overhead Locker Gas Strut Failure
 


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flicka - 2015-12-23 11:44 PM

Try Magnum Motorhomes. Grimsby. I got a couple for the same purpose 3 or 4 years ago.


Will keep them in mind ..cant see the actual dampers ..but they certainly have a good stock of parts and some very nice conversions. Thanks for the heads up

Brian K
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