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Old 07-05-2010, 02:41 AM   #1
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Wanted Rock guard hydraulics Uhaul CT13

Hi Everyone- This is my first posting-

I've just purchased a Uhaul CT13 and am starting to get a few things together.I'm in search of 2 new or used 12" gas hydraulics for the front window rock guard.(to hold it open) I have the old ones and if they can be fixed I'd appreciate knowing how- or where I can buy new ones.

This is a great site and I'm looking forward to meeting a few folks-
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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There was some discussion about this on Uhaulcamper.com in the historical posts. I believe one issue was the length but also the power of the struts -- apparently most are way too powerful for this use as the rock shield is so light.

Good luck, and please post anything you find that works.

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I dont know where they sell anything like that but id guess any automotive application will be way to strong, so stay away from them anyhow.
theres probably another camper with a simular shock or one that'll work if moved slightly......i'll look too...I want a spare.....bruce
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My CT didn't have its rock guard, can you post a pic of yours, so I can see one and how it is attached?

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Hi Everyone- This is my first posting-

I've just purchased a Uhaul CT13 and am starting to get a few things together.I'm in search of 2 new or used 12" gas hydraulics for the front window rock guard.(to hold it open) I have the old ones and if they can be fixed I'd appreciate knowing how- or where I can buy new ones.

This is a great site and I'm looking forward to meeting a few folks-
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I'll look for a etter picture of it or take one later........Bruce
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I'll look for a etter picture of it or take one later........Bruce

I did see some promising struts on eBay fromone of the store sellers a couple months ago, but I got sidetracked with some other priorities. I think i may have a bookmark, though.

Somebody posted on uhaulcamper that they found them at camping world, but the ones that physically fit are 20 lb struts and we want maybe ten lbs tops.

The struts carry sockets that mate with a ball held on by a wire bail. I believe they are about 12 inches long when compressed.

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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My CT didn't have its rock guard, can you post a pic of yours, so I can see one and how it is attached?
I'll take a couple of pix next time I've got my camera and egg in the same place
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I did see some promising struts on eBay fromone of the store sellers a couple months ago, but I got sidetracked with some other priorities. I think i may have a bookmark, though.

Somebody posted on uhaulcamper that they found them at camping world, but the ones that physically fit are 20 lb struts and we want maybe ten lbs tops.

The struts carry sockets that mate with a ball held on by a wire bail. I believe they are about 12 inches long when compressed.

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HI Matt-

I did find 12" 13lb struts on ebay and bought them- the weight pressure was good but the gas-chamber is about 1/2" too long-and I can't close the sheild- dang it-I'd have to reset the "ball fixture " on the windowframe- I've looked everywhere- I'm thinking of just keeping these and popping them on when I want the sheild up
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My CT didn't have its rock guard, can you post a pic of yours, so I can see one and how it is attached?

Here is a pic of how my rock guard is attached-

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Here is a pic of how my rock guard is attached-

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:42 PM   #12
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U haul CT13 new to me also.

Lynne, I also just got a uhaul CT13 2 weeks ago and this site has been a great help to me. I needed a few things to get going and everyone here was very helpfull. I am sure you will find the same thing and contrat's on your new CT-13. do you have any pics yet?
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Hi Everyone- This is my first posting-

I've just purchased a Uhaul CT13 and am starting to get a few things together.I'm in search of 2 new or used 12" gas hydraulics for the front window rock guard.(to hold it open) I have the old ones and if they can be fixed I'd appreciate knowing how- or where I can buy new ones.

This is a great site and I'm looking forward to meeting a few folks-
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Hi Everyone- This is my first posting-

I've just purchased a Uhaul CT13 and am starting to get a few things together.I'm in search of 2 new or used 12" gas hydraulics for the front window rock guard.(to hold it open) I have the old ones and if they can be fixed I'd appreciate knowing how- or where I can buy new ones.

This is a great site and I'm looking forward to meeting a few folks-
Lynne in Santa Barbara CA
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This looked like the VT that's up for sale now. I had them both confused. Very Glossy!

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