Adding Gas Springs to an A-Frame Trailer

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  1. Brian Hovander

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    Springs 1r.JPG View attachment 37663 Here is how to add external gas springs to your A-Frame trailer to help raise the roof panels. This includes Aliner Chalet Rockwood Flagstaff A-Frame trailers.

    At a rally I attended three years ago I observed that many new A-frame trailers have gas springs added to the corners to assist in raising the roof panels. The creator of the concept is in Australia and his published article on the Aussie Website is not linked to any search engine.

    I have written articles on related to installing these on your Aliner, Chalet, Rockwood or other A-Frame trailer that can be found in the files at:

    Adding Gas Spring Roof Panel Lift Assistance | PopUpPortal
     
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    Hi and welcome... be sure to post this in the "In The Garage Section (Lift System)".


    Nice job!
     
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    hello from the mid-mo i think this is great and will work on the A-Frame Scout
     
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    Thank you for the compliment. I would recommend following the concept and share the latest thoughts on how you can best install these on an A-Frame trailer. The concept founder (David Hall in Australia) used 26" gas springs with the upper roof having 33 pound force springs and the lower having 22 pound force springs (metric to US conversion).

    Adding Gas Spring Roof Panel Lift Assistance | PopUpPortal
     
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