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Old 03-09-2016, 07:03 PM
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Default wrong hinge eye fitting

I ordered exactly what John listed w/o double checking and it was not correct. The A1 M10 hinge eye end fittings are not correct for these struts. You need the A1 M8 as the rod diameter of the gas strut is 8mm thus M8.

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A1 M10 Hinge Eye Endfitting
96131 4 $3.49 USD $13.96 USD

B0N0F50-100-247/XXXN Gas Spring 4"(100mm) Stroke 10"(247mm) Extended Length Customer Selected Force
(Forces Available: Custom force, Custom Force: 600, Custom force in pounds or Newtons? Newtons (N))
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:12 AM
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I ordered exactly what John listed w/o double checking and it was not correct. The A1 M10 hinge eye end fittings are not correct for these struts. You need the A1 M8 as the rod diameter of the gas strut is 8mm thus M8.

I copied and pasted exactly what was in my invoice.... But if that fixes it... Mine arrived correct.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:21 AM
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Moved this thread to the RV 10 forum.
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:02 PM
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I copied and pasted exactly what was in my invoice.... But if that fixes it... Mine arrived correct.
Thank you for posting your info John it was certainly helpful navigating the Bansbach products. I called and spoke w/Bansbach to make sure I re-ordered the correct part and they confirmed it should be the A1 M8's. I would edit your previous post and change it to A1 M8 for others that might refer to this thread.

In viewing your attached photos it's obvious that you have the M8's not the M10's. The bases of the M10's are a lot wider to support the larger diameter shaft than what your pictures show. I'm guessing you got lucky and the person who shipped your order switched them out for the correct ones.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:39 AM
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The PlaneAround brackets have a 3/8s wide opening for the original or aftermarket struts. John, are your strut ends wider than 3/8's? if so do you know how much?

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Old 03-12-2016, 09:19 AM
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Default Dimensions

I have the PlaneAround brackets, and yes, they are too narrow. The Bansbach ends are 10 mm or .3937". I had to machine the ends slightly to fit. Once they are machined, replacement is as easy as unscrewing the old strut and screwing on a new one...
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:40 AM
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There are a number of choices for the end fittings on the Bansbach struts. I ordered the A1-M8 for the door end, which is 10mm thick and leaves some room on either side for some washers. On the other end, the E2-M8 fitting is 5mm thick and fits the Plenearound bracket very nicely with no machining required.
Also, for just another data point, I originally ordered the 600N struts but found them to be too much for my doors (painted finish with Sean's cam latch). The 530N ones were just right, with plenty of extension force but good damping at the end of the stroke. If anyone wants a pair of 600N struts, they're yours for $50 plus shipping...
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:00 AM
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If anyone wants a pair of 600N struts, they're yours for $50 plus shipping...
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:41 PM
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By the way, part number 96131 still refers to A1 M10. The correct part number for A1 M8 is 96102.

For convenience, here are the links to these components (valid as of March 15):
http://store.easylift.com/a1-m8-hinge-eye-endfitting/
http://store.easylift.com/gas-spring...elected-force/
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:59 AM
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Default also...

Be aware that you can specify ANY ends for those struts. I just ordered a set of E2-M8 ends and am going to see how they work. They are only 5 mm thick instead of 10 mm and should easily fit the PlaneAround brackets, which are about 9.5 mm.
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