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Gas Strut Roof Lift Assists

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on all of the new four-wheel campers we
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have gas struts exterior gas struts that
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come standard comes on all of our
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campers but if you needed to change
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these out over the years as they wear
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out pretty easy
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we usually extend the roof this
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particular camper is on the production
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line so it’s not quite finished doors
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not in but to change these we usually
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lift the roof lock that in place from
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the inside outside you can just take a
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little flat-head screwdriver and get it
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underneath the edge to to pry off the
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clip once that clip comes off a little
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bit farther off of the ball it’ll come
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right off of there so the clip stays on
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there the ball here has grease on it you
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can take the top one off as well it will
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pull off so it’s quite an easy change if
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you come with a new pair of struts it’s
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as easy as just lifting your roof
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putting your top strut on making sure
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that the retainer clip is locked in
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there the lower one we have to push this
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in just a little bit which is sometimes
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challenged because the pressure and that
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will lock the last ball into position
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just going to put the screwdriver in my
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pocket here lift that guy up wiggle it
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on there and that will lock in there
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whew Allen to have these added after the
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fact if you have an older four wheel
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camper your camper doesn’t have these we
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usually recommend coming to the factory
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or an authorized dealer a little tricky
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to size and a little tricky to put in
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inside your framing along your rear wall
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here marker lights running lights porch
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lights floodlights
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there’s wiring in this lower tube area
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so when you’re running your ball stud
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through here very important you don’t
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drill through there and hit any of your
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wires in the frame this size varies
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depending on the age of the camper and
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the height of the pop up here
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different measurements that are
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important for door clearance strut
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clearance we want these to be able to
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extend all the way up without stopping
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and come all the way down without
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bottoming out but that’s the basics of
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the exterior struts they’re standard on
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all new campers they last quite a few
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years but they are replaceable if you
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need it and they can be added to older
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campers if you want them just call the
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service center
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FWC toll-free number or our local line
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service guys can give you some prices
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and some details

We wish for health, for you and your families in 2021.

 

This has been our busiest year in the history of our company (48+ years). New camper orders are out pacing our production capabilities. Unfortunately this has resulted in historically long lead times. We encourage you to connect with your nearest dealer so that you can discover what their order schedule looks like, and when possibly to place your new camper order to meet your 2022 trip needs.

 

Here’s to your future trips and adventures, and thank you for considering us to ride along with you!

 

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