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littlei5

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Hi all

I am half way through out xmas/new year trip to esperance and surrounding. First night, one of the gas strut holding up the roof failed. Have been using a piece of wood to brace it since. Going to replace the gas strut when i get home.

Does anyone know the spec of the gas strut? The label on mine are faded and not readable. Mine is a 2013 490 evolution.

Glen

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Hi Glenn, just looked at my struts, UEV490 and I all can see is
4160-114-100310.
Don't know if this helps, let me know.
We have had our vehicle since June 2011, but have not had such issues.
Try a re gas?
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I'm not sure what area you're in but there are mobile gas strut businesses that service the automotive industry who would be easy to use.

They could identify the strut, gas and re-fit all in your driveway, it's much easier than taking it somewhere.
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littlei5

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Thanks for the suggestions. I might do a search to see if i can get it repair/replace on the driveway...although nothing cheap in wa [frown]

Just got back from our trip and now i have a relatively long list of repairs/modifications...the fun begins...

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littlei5

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Got the following struts from McNaughtans (same brand as the original from SA):

Length: 630mm
Dia: 10-22
Force: 750N

Replaced both and works perfectly [smile]

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I'm interested in the list of repairs and modifications that you are embarking on, on your UEV-490.
Cheers, Filbee56

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littlei5

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Nothing major but the notable fixes/mods are:

- re-seal roof as water seeps through
- added another layer of aircell insulation to the roof
- add a conduit holder above the rear rack
- added two spreaders poles to brace the awning poles
- removed the slide out vanity and mounted a grill/oven (the magma catalina fits perfectly in the cavity)
- replaced the gas struts
- replaced the bearings
- replaced the batteries
- applied rust removal/converter to the rust spots

A few items also busted during the recent trip which need replacing like the 12v outlet, led reading lights etc.

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Struts-N-Stuff supplied 2 x 650cm gas struts 13mm m/cups (750 N)
Origional struts developed rust on the shaft and would have cut the seals
had I left them there.
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Nothing major but the notable fixes/mods are: added another layer of aircell insulation to the roof -


Was wondering what aircell you are using and where I can get my hands on it in WA? I've just bought a 490-evo (2012), which doesn't have an insulated roof.

Peter from Conqueror Australia told me that they use self adhesive 10mm foam, which is great for keeping heat in, but I'd rather keep the heat out up here. ;-) So aircell is probably the better solution and lighter??

Is there a self adhesive product?

Thank you,

Sascha

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Sharky

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Got mine from:

Aircell from Bunnings

Foam from Clarks rubber (self adhesive is not 100% strong enough)

I got one self adhesive product unused - tesa.

S

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In regard to roof insulation I went with 25mm double sided foil polystyrene foam sheeting 2500 x 1200 x 25 when I got it the price was less than $70 for 2 sheets and glued it up with a couple of dobbs of sikaflex made a big difference, purchased from Foamex at Revesby in Sydney I think they would be in all states. Did the floor in those cheap interlocking foam matts from Bunnings it also made a difference.
Another product for you to consider?
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I used the aircell from bunnings. It is light and i just insert between the fabric cover and roof. Works well and cuts down the radiant heat.
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Thanks heaps everyone, this will get me somewhere I guess.
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Hi Sascha

I have posted details on my insulation in the Aircon thread you posted to. I used the same insulation on the roof - it not only insulates well, but also removes the drumming ss of the roof when it rains (it also seems to give the roof a more substantial feel - probably an illusion though)

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Anthony

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