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Old 06-24-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Well, we have had our brand new Zinger 31SB for almost 2 months and we are loving it ! Except for last night when one of the struts and hinge came flying off when we closed the the outdoor kitchen door. It seems like there is a lot of pressure on those 3 little screws that hold on the hinge from the strut to the inside of the door. Is this a common problem ? How can you permanently fix it so that it doesn't continue to happen ? Any assistance will be appreciated.



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Old 06-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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Just read the same issue on another brand, same large outside kitchen door. Contact the manufacturer, obviously a design issue. Some junior level engineer thought it was a bright idea to attach a plate with mini-screws to a foam core door....
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Read my thread a few lines down from about a week ago. (oops, general rv forum)

Mine did the same thing. I think it was due to the mounting point being a little bit out of alignment when installed. Was it the front brace? Not sure what that would mean....thats the one that departed the door. I got some bigger screws that did tightenit up pretty well.The left or rearward one was in good shape but I put bigger screws in it too. I wanted to use a pop in type of anchor but thought I would try the larger screws first. Just made sure that they weren't too long where they would poke through the exterior finish. Back to the anchors I think they would work but the door is insulated so that may be an issue if it comes to that.

I know it's still under warranty but I hate having to take it to the dealer for who knows how long for a 10 minute repair.

I just fixed it last trip and we are heading to the lake this coming weekend and will see how it goes. I'm 6-2 and got really tired of resting the door on my head while grabbing some drinks out of the fridge!

I have never been a fan of gas struts especially with a door that large and a lot of leverage going on every time I open it.Edited by: dfwscotty
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