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Old 06-11-2017, 07:43 AM   #1
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Bathroom Overhead Cabinet

Anyone have a recommendation for an easy install lift/strut that will hold up the mirrored door on a bathroom overhead in a 2017 FC?
Most of the ones I've seen take advanced math degrees to figure out the curve of the door etc ... I'm too old to go to figuring numbers.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:56 AM   #2
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We've use this spring hatch support for the over head bathroom mirror (and the door over the fridge) on our last two Airstreams. It works well and is easy to install.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/t-h-m...24_720_003_514
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:34 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with the medicine cabinet on our '16 Flying Cloud. Did a search for a previous thread on the topic and found great suggestions. I went with pneumatic hinges found on Amazon. Here is the name of the shocks and link to them on Amazon. The install was very easy and now the medicine cabinet stays open.

Apexstone 100N/22.5lb Gas Struts/Gas Springs/Gas Strut Lift Support/Gas Shocks Lift Lid,Set of 4

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And here is a link to the previous thread on the topic. There are even pictures posted.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/show...errerid=103283
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:20 PM   #4
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We've use this spring hatch support for the over head bathroom mirror (and the door over the fridge) on our last two Airstreams. It works well and is easy to install.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/t-h-m...24_720_003_514


Wow - I've never seen such a thing. Interesting. Thanks
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:32 PM   #5
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I'm going with the Boat Hatch Spring. It's available on Amazon in various lengths. I liked it mainly for the simplicity and pretty much near impossible to wear out or tear up.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:15 PM   #6
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We did the boat hatch spring on our 27fb 3 years ago. Works great to this day!
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:24 AM   #7
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We ordered Stabilus Lift Support for one side of medicine cabinet. Removed center "J" hook latch-pain in the you-know-what to pull open and push close. Installed 2 magnetic closures on other side. Two magnets were too strong to open easily so I used white tape over magnets to lessen the attraction. Now opens and closes with ease. Stays closed during travels. Door never opens while traveling back and forth on hwy 680 in Sunol area of California...that section is THE epitome of "California's highways are the worst!"
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I need to do this. What size lifts did you order?
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