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Old 06-03-2003, 08:15 AM   #1
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Keeping door open?

Being a newbie, I have all these stupid questions that I need to ask. Please forgive me.

Just bought my first Casita (1987, 16') this weekend and am thrilled to be part of the gang.

My question is on the front door and how to keep it open when camped out. What do you people use or have attached that does the trick?

I was thinking (my wife HATES when I do that!) to fashion a stick to prop up against the door right under the lock and the wife wants to bring a cinder block (my visions of Lucy and Desi in The Long, Long Trailer) .

Does anyone make an accessory for such a thing?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-03-2003, 08:35 AM   #2
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Hi Dave
I just use a long Bungy cord.I like it.;) I run from door handle to frame.
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Old 06-03-2003, 08:41 AM   #3
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Door latches

Howdy!:wave

Okay, first off. That's not a stupid question. I am the queen of stupid questions, so I'd recognize one.

They do make latches that hold the doors open that you can get at any RV place.

Like you, my '89 doesn't have one either. I was going to put one on, but I hate drilling holes in my trailer. So I have a couple of things that I use. When on soft ground I have these cute little yard art stakes that I stick in the ground. One is a flamingo, another is boots, then there are my flowers. Problem is they don't work on hard surfaces. Sometimes I prop it open, other times I use bungees.

I am going to do the latch, though. I just need to work up the courage to drill into the fiberglass. :o
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Old 06-03-2003, 08:43 AM   #4
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hold open

Casita Enterprises (1-800-442-9986??) can furnish a piece of hdwe that is used for hold-open....it is a bent wire T-shaped unit riveted to the body with a corresponding slotted fixture on the door. Should be inexpensive..........
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Old 06-03-2003, 08:50 AM   #5
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Plastic Door Latch

They also have them in metal. The nice thing about the metal ones is that some have installed magnets to keep them from flopping around when not in use.
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:16 AM   #6
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door holdbacks

Scamp sells the metal door holdbacks. I bought one from them. They're a little different than the standard ones in that they have a slight bend in them. Drilling the holes required a bit of a mental leap - but isn't THAT bad. At least they aren't in the roof. :) Anyway - I attached mine using bolts instead of rivets. They're held on with nylon lock nuts with acorn nuts on the ends. I painted mine black - but the paint chips pretty badly on the end where they fit together.

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Old 06-03-2003, 09:25 AM   #7
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Thanks ya'all (sounds like I am picking up that Texas drawl).

I just called Casita and they have something for that for $7.50 I believe. I went ahead and ordered it.
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Casita door latch

this is the 'deluxe' model...

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3edcb54f4fa2fCasita door latch.jpg/>
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:58 AM   #9
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Hey Don-

Does it already come with the clothespin, or do I have to furnish my own? :)

Looks like I will have to drill into Cassie (my wifes name for her) to install it. I also have a rivet gun that I have never used as well. Looks like I will get that out and practice on some stuff first.
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Old 06-04-2003, 04:04 PM   #10
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eeeeuuu, I must have a ritzy little trailer, mine came with a metal hold-her-open-er. :lol 27 years young and still working. a little rusted in spots, but other wize works.
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Old 06-05-2003, 11:22 AM   #11
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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3edf6dc2ac9ecdoor holder.JPG/>

Not as cute as yours Don. Is it because the end is broke or worn??
Theuse for clothespin I mean.
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Old 06-05-2003, 04:37 PM   #12
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Willma:

Gee, ya don't even recognize the 'deluxe model'?

It only looks like a clothes pin. It's really a device that'll keep the door latched even if the wind blows.

Broken or worn..........well of all the nerve.........:)
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