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Old 10-31-2015
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Looks like a good replacement spring.
Great price also!
Can't go wrong trying them out.
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Looks like a good replacement spring.
Great price also!
Can't go wrong trying them out.
I bought them, but they were the wrong size. Too short.
I sent them back, so looking again.
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This is what I used
McMaster-Carr 9416K15 Gas Spring Threaded 30lb, 10.71", 3.94" Stroke 12.48
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I tried the Amazon ones as well. They looked to be of great quality but were the wrong length.
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I'm sure there are plenty of other choices, but I found a gas spring that worked well on the overhead bins in our PT 40. It is a Suspa C16-03795. (24 lbs of lift) I got them from NAPA, but they are available other places.
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ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1114520...chn=ps&lpid=82
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Thanks Curt,

Just got a couple!
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These appear to be 12" long and I was thinking my factory ones are 10". Has anyone tried these yet or are they just a suggestion at this point? I hope they work as I need about 10 of them!!
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These appear to be 12" long and I was thinking my factory ones are 10". Has anyone tried these yet or are they just a suggestion at this point? I hope they work as I need about 10 of them!!
They measure 12". I've used these for many years.
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Default incorrect installation of struts?

I replaced a number of mine last year. During my research I read that the struts should be installed cylinder end up, so that the seal has the cylinder oil on it.

All of mine were upside down, and I am not sure if that was from the Wanderlodge factory or not but I assume it was?

So look at your struts to see if they are orientated correctly, it should improve the longevity.
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