Canipy Gas struts popping out

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:42
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the gas strut keep on popping out of the ball. we have just replaced the gas strut about 3 months ago. we only got 1 because the shop only had 1. it take dad am I do compress the gas sturt down in to the ball. Did we get the wrong one. is there different compression (i mean in kgs) arte there one for the wagon boot and a light weight ones for the canipy
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:56

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:56
Have you installed the little wire retaining/locking clip which stops the ball popping out?
If so then check the socket isn't out of shape.
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Reply By: SFCA- Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:42

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:42
Hi Unko,
The old one ( and the new) should have writing on the tube end and some numbers such as 300N or something. My caravan (pop-top) ones have 600N on them. This is 600 neuton meters. Apparently as a rough conversion this is approx. 60kgs.

As Ozhumvee said, make sure the wire clips are in properly also

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Reply By: unko - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:54

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:54
Cheers for the Follow up ill just c if i can get some light weight gas struts
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 07:57

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 07:57
Can you open and close the tail gate still.Even if they are to strong struts, they still shouldnt pop out.Ill bet the clips are missing or not installed correctly.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:17

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:17
As others have said, first check you have the circlip in place.

Another problem may be that the new strut has a shorter "stroke" than the old one and there is too much force being applied to it, causing the ball to pop out regardless of the retaining circlip.

My bet though is a missing retaining clip.

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Reply By: unko - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 15:44

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 15:44
ya the wire clips are in figgered out the problem was the balls where not elinged the L shaped brackets had folded a little
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