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Add 2nd Air Strut to Cabinet Doors

By Barry & Cindy 1997 U270 36 9/17/09

Our coach only came with one air strut for each of the four side bedroom cabinet doors.

Part # SUSPA C-16-21696

Over time the weight of the large door would be too much for only one air strut to hold door open.

I constructed a pair of center brackets for curb & street side cabinets.

Now we have two new air struts on all bedroom cabinet doors and they work great.

 

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Before adding 2nd air strut

After adding 2nd center air struts – close-up

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After adding 2nd center air struts

New center brackets before attaching to cabinet – side view

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New center brackets before attaching to cabinet – back & front views

 

 

I replaced the single 15 lb units with 20 lb units and had no further problems. Bill Willett 97 U270

Columbia Struts

Specifications # SL-11-20 Gas Spring

Size - 6 x 15 mm

End Fitting - 10 MM Socket

Stroke Length - 2.25 Inch

Compressed Length - 5.25 Inch

Extended Length - 7.50 Inch

Pressure - 20 PSI

Standard - Yes

Optional - No

 

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