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Old 06-01-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hinge Adjustment/Bathroom Mirror

We have a 2018 GT which is a FB model. Many of the FB models have a mirror, that opens to a shelf, above the sink in the bathroom. Supposedly the hinges that hold the mirror in the open position can be adjusted to hold it at different heights.

My question, how is this done? I don't see anyway of adjusting the hinges to make them "tighter" to hold the mirror open in a higher position.

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Old 06-01-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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Hinge Adjustment/Bathroom Mirror

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I’ve seen people install piano bench hold open thingys and all sorts of stuff to hold the heavy door/mirror open without using your head in a 27fb. I used a spring opener boat hatch door hold open from a marine supply store, which works great. It automatically holds the door open, and you just “pop the middle” of it to break it’s “hold”, and close the door normally.

Hope this helps.
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Check out the “the 23D thread” page 86 around the #1200 post for great directions in using a gas strut.

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I did mine and it works great. Since our mirror was quite large and heavy I used a 3” gap instead of the 2.5” gap noted in the post.
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Check out the “the 23D thread” page 86 around the #1200 post for great directions in using a gas strut.

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I did mine and it works great. Since our mirror was quite large and heavy I used a 3” gap instead of the 2.5” gap noted in the post.
I bought the shocks months ago but never tried to install them. My cabinet on my 27' FC is slanted down. Opening the door to 90%, which is typically what you would want to do, does not get the door high enough to clear my 6' frame (see you are similar). I need the door to be parallel to the ground or in a horizontal position. Does your door go horizontal?
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In our 2014 25’fb FC the mirror is approx 14” x40” and slants down and back when closed. With the strut it opens to somewhat less than horizontal to the floor, which is okay for our use. If not sure if you could move the bottom attachment point higher for a better lift and still be able to close it properly. You might need longer strut.
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Here is what I saw in some friend's 2008 Ocean Breeze last week. Strange that it was standard back then. To save a buck, AS now wants us to use the tops of our head to hold open.


Anyway, the gas struts are one solution, I am going to pursue this solution, or one similar.


The hardware people generally refer to something like this as a "Hatch stay" or "hatch hinge."


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