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Old 05-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Byron, just a suggestion. But before you mount a holdback, make certain the door hinges are in excellent shape. I'd change out the pin and brass ball first. Eventually it has to be done because they wear out and if you do things in reverse order, the holdback may NOT line up correctly.

Already done Donna, thanks for the heads up though.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #16
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You can make your own door holders very easily. Check out the bottom of this page:
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #17
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When I open the door of my 13' scamp and fix it with the holdback it hits the bellyband and the door flexes a bit. Does this not happen with other scamps?
No it doesn't happen on all Scamps. I am vexed by the same problem. The primary cause is placing the holdback too far from the hinge opening. I intend to make a new (longer) holdout which will solve the problem, since moving the holdout would leave unsightly scars.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:46 PM   #18
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The only fault I have with mine is it's mild steel. If I was going to buy a new one, I'd get stainless: RV Designer E226 T' Entry Door Holder - 6" - Stainless Steel

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