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Old 08-08-2016, 01:20 PM   #11
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Mine just popped out. Screws on the longest strut came out.
Can not budge the strut. Are these supposed to move in and out.
If your question is, do the struts compress, the answer is yes. The strut brackets should NOT move.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:28 PM   #12
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Finally got them to compress after putting my full weight on them. Will have to reinforce the brackets so it will stay put . Thanks
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:01 PM   #13
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I've got the same problem on a 2014 Sunset Trail Reserve I just bought. I like the idea of a metal plate backing to mount the strut brackets to. Can you just screw into that door however you like or are there only certain areas you can put screws in? Should I drill a small pilot hole? I'm not clear on what the door is made of exactly. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 11-08-2017, 10:19 PM   #14
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I also had the strut break from the door. I drilled through the door and installed 1/4" carriage bolts, Has been a year and not even a wiggle.. ALSO check your top hinge. The screws come loose.. Added extra screws..

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Now that I think about it, this seems like the best course of action. Thanks for sharing that! What size washers did you use on the outside?
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:40 AM   #15
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My neighbor has an outdoor kitchen and his door was way out of line. It rubs when he closes it.

My opinion, convenience isn't always better. I think having a latch system or some other type of method to hold the door up when open would be better vs. the pressure the struts against the door. Over the years I've had struts tear out from under the bed a couple of times. Once when only one strut came undone at the screws it twisted the plywood top and tore the top of the bed from the wall.

I know the struts hold the door up so it provides shelter from the elements, but it would almost be better if it was a barn door type system with an awning over it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:37 AM   #16
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I didn't use washers. The head of the bolt was big enough.It's a very clean look and no one notices
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Before I drill holes through my door and put in bolts I'm going to try some epoxy in the screw holes. I've heard that putting the tip of a small zip tie in with the screw along with epoxy can be effective. I'll try it this week and report back after it cures for 24 hours.
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