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RV Basement Doors Giving You A Headache? Here’s The Remedy

Tall & bald seems to be a recipe for headaches around an RV. After hitting my head on just about everything, here’s one less place to bang up my cranium.

Our RV came equipped with gas lift springs on the basement doors. But after 10+ years, some of them have lost their ooomph, and don’t hold the doors all the way up. This has led to additional unnecessary noggin strikes. It’s so easy to fix this problem, I probably only waited so long because I was dizzy.

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Gas lift springs are pretty common on most mid-to-high-end motorhomes, and they do seem to last a long time. But when they begin to fail, it’s a slow process where the doors fall lower and lower over time. One day you realize that you’re sick of ducking and banging and it’s time to do something about it, replacing the springs with new units from

Door Lift Springs Are Not Just For Motorhomes

Even if your motorhome, 5th wheel or travel trailer didn’t come from the factory with these great self-lifting doors that stay out of the way, it’s easy to retrofit them. Besides replacement springs, Hatchlift makes complete kits for doors that never had them before. They’re designed to mount on most basement doors, and they even make complete kits and replacement springs for RV beds too.

RVgeeks Viewers & DIYRV Readers Get a 10% Discount

We’re pleased to announce that Hatchlift is offering a special discount. Use the coupon code “GEEKS10” when checking out at their website, and get 10% off your entire order of quality gas replacement springs and kits.

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If you’re wondering how easy it is to replace your springs, check out the video above. But don’t blink, because it’s that quick and easy. We’ll be making another video soon about installing a complete Hatchlift Kit, so stay tuned!

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