danlott wrote:I have made a calculator to help determine the proper gas spring length, placement and force required to properly open and support my galley hatch. I searched the internet for formulas and recommendations for the proper placement of gas springs. This is what I came up with to use. I have not actually used it on my own trailer yet, but I figured I would throw it out there and hopefully it will help someone.
If you do use the calculator please post your results on this thread to help determine if it is accurate and useful.
Here is a picture that goes along with the spreadsheet below.
Hope it helps.
MontanaTeardrops wrote:Thanks so much for posting this Dan. It works very well. It saved me a lot of time in calculating.
MontanaTeardrops wrote:It works just like it's supposed to. When I close the hatch, it compresses until you get about the last 10%, the when it close, the springs actually push it the other way to hold pressure in the closing position.
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