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RV Basement Door Lift Springs Prevent Headaches!

RV Basement Door Lift Springs Prevent Headaches!


I’m not a mathematician, but I’ve learned that RV + Tall + Bald = Headaches. I swear, over the years I’ve hit my head on just about every conceivable low spot on our motorhome. So the last thing I need is our basement doors sagging down, providing yet more targets.

Our basement compartment doors came from the factory equipped with pressurized gas springs. They lift the doors automatically and hold them in place. After more than 10 years, some of the springs have begun to wear out and no longer have enough pressure to hold the doors all the way up.

We replaced all of our weak gas springs with new ones from Hatchlift. As you can see in the video above, replacement is so quick and easy that you have to pay close attention or you’ll miss it!

Not only do they have replacement springs for those of us with factory installations, but they also make complete lift kits for doors not originally equipped with them. This allows anyone to retrofit their motorhome, 5th wheel or travel trailer with self-opening compartment doors like ours.

We love our new springs, so we’re excited to announce that Hatchlift is now offering a special discount to RVgeeks viewers. Simply use the coupon code GEEKS10 when checking out on their website and you’ll get 10% off your entire order of high-quality Hatchlift products.


Visit www.hatchlift.com and enter the
Discount Coupon Code “GEEKS10”
for a 10% discount on your entire order!

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Jonathan Henson

Sunday 30th of December 2018

Just a heads up. I tried to order from Hatchlift.com and enter you discount code but it is not allowing it. Just wanted to let you and your viewers know. I had to order gas shocks and only use the folks y'all recommend! Thanks for all you two do! Let the GOOD TIMES ROLL!

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 30th of December 2018

Hi Jonathan. Thanks for the heads up! But we just went to the Hatchlift store and tried it by putting a Hatchlift Kit it our cart, and the coupon code worked fine. Are you sure you’re using the GEEKS10 code? If you’re still having troubles, please let us know… Aalong with what specifically you were trying to order, as that might be the sticking point. Thanks!

Michael Dwyer

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

I just wanted to let you know that Friday I received an email from them finally. It was a response to the message I sent via the website form (which seems to go to [email protected]). Not five minutes later I received an email with tracking for the missing parts. No explanation for the delays however.

Thank you for your quick response!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

Hi Michael! That’s great to hear, and we appreciate your letting us know. We’re standing by for our final flight of the day to get back to the RV, and that was good news!

Michael Dwyer

Thursday 30th of November 2017

I'm having the same communications problem with Hatchlift. We ordered some springs and brackets from them. They chipped out the order quickly, but when it arrive only the springs were there; the brackets (which I was charged for) were missing. I've sent multiple emails and have called their number three times a day for two weeks with no answer. After the first two days it now says the mail box is full, so I can't even leave a voice mail. If anyone has found a way to get in contact with them I would greatly appreciate it.

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 30th of November 2017

Hi Michael. We are currently in Panama (just transited the Panama Canal with our friends Jason & Nikki of GoneWithTheWynns), but will be back in civilization this weekend and will reach out to Hatchlift to see what we can find out about what’s going on. We’ll get back to you ASAP.

John Ellingwood

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Yes, more ummph is what I am looking for; I'm 6'4" so i need them to stay all the way up and not creep back. I know you can relate! I will place my order today. Thanks again. P.S. Nice idea to put the sale info tag on the air compressor on your website. Crazy low price, I jumped on that one. Peaceful travels, John

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

Well thank you so much for using our tip jar, John! That was very nice of you. Now we REALLY hope we gave you the right advice! LOL And is that an AMAZING price on the Viair compressor or what?! We did just realize that the sale is only for us Prime members, so we changed the banner to reflect that. Thanks again, and hope you make out okay with both your gas struts and your new compressor. :)

John Ellingwood

Friday 21st of July 2017

Ok, will try again. Thanks for your help.

John "Uncle John" Ellingwood

Monday 24th of July 2017

Hi Guys, Unfortunately still lacking consistent communication with Hatchlift through e-mails. Please if you can, answer a question I have. Sorry to bother you with this but I want to make sure I am ordering correctly and I don't think I'm getting my question across to them so they understand. On their website, under replacement springs, STEP 4 are two.coding examples The one on the right says heavier duty springs. I need 15" springs for the larger Bounder basement doors. My current springs are Attwood with 6mm rods and 15mm body and say 0267N (newtons) on them. I thought perhaps I would upgrade to the heavier duty Hatchlift version but they list two "heavier duty" 15" springs; one with coding H6 for 6mm rod and 15mm body and 0352N (80lbs force) and an H8, larger 8mm rod and 18mm body but only 0264N (60lbs. force). My confusion is which of these two springs, is really heavier duty? Is it the larger rod/body size or the value of the spring's force stated in Newtons? All they said was rod/body size and spring force aren't related. Would I be over doing it to get the larger spring force or should I get the weaker spring but beefier body? Sorry for being so wordy. I know there is some incentive to you if I ever get these ordered so thank you for your help ;-) Uncle John

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