Gas struts

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  1. wizzer59

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    Hi guys
    Does anyone know the part number for the Gas struts on the pull down bed in my Hymer its a 2002 B584???

    Brownhills want over £110 for two but I'm pretty sure I can get them cheaper just need to know the number:doh:
     
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    I need to do exactly the same... nearly breaks my back lifting the bed each day!

    I looked on Google and found a supplier/manufacturer who wanted the measurements of the struts etc and could supply them at a fraction of the normal Hymer cost.

    Of course, being me, I haven't got around to doing it yet but it has moved up my "priority things to do list".

    Also, being me, I forgot the name of the website but a quick Google search will find several possibilities.

    I believe our Blessed Leader did the same job and found it quite straight forward.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    You can get them re gassed something like EGS but can't remember, in Spain on slow internet, so ask google.
     
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    There was a thread on here re struts..............sgs-engineering.com/gas struts was the company most mentioned. (y)

    Will be needing them myself, I think soon.
     
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    Thanks for the quick answers guys, Yes SGS is the company I've found, just need to know the part no before ordering.
     
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    I think @Forestboy did something like that last year so may know the number
     
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    I would have thought mine would be the same as @Jim s:whistle:
     
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    They do offer a 'measuring' service.........click 'replace a strut'. Might help if you can't get part no. :)
     
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    Just a little thing, know it's not the answer and you may already know but when putting the bed up don't push it straight up kind of do a pulling it towards you movement then push it up somehow this makes it much easier.
     
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    Yep saw that but it needs a strut off to do that. mind you I might find a number if I did that;)
     
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    Needed custom struts a few years back just supplied existing gas pressure of the old struts had them custom built worked a treat and cheap.
     
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    Thanks can you remember who you got them from??
     
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    I took two gas struts to SGS for re-sealing. They did one but the other couldn't be done because the seals had failed. Gas struts are mass produced items made to a low cost and as such are not serviceable other than re-gassing. If they won't hold pressure you are going to have to replace them. Despite having the part numbers the only place I could get new ones was from the manufacturer in Germany. Actually that's not strictly true, I could get them made to sample in the UK but they were roughly twice the price of the Germany ones and they weren't cheap at well over £100 for a pair.
     
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    I used SGS excellent service highly recommended.
     
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    So are you saying SGS couldn't supply any??
     
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    Hi just make sure you get the right ones, we had engineer fitting one on a fork lift truck and the old one blew the rod out straight through him.
     
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    Yes, that's what I'm saying. They had nothing in their range that was compatible. Please note that the struts that I wanted were for my trailer, not a bed on a Hymer.
     
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    I've bought them for work from RS Components. They come in a variety of sizes and you just have to let some of the gas out through an Allen screw to get the right "action" for your installation.
     
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    I've given you a like but I don't like IYSWIM;)
     
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