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Old 05-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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door hits belly band.

Figure the title says it all. When I open the door on the boler and it opens over half way the door rbs on a part of the belly band. What have you guys done to stop or avoid this.

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Old 05-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Well, I have a Scamp with the same issue and I've done nothing to stop it. However, I do hang on to the door when opening it and when I plan to leave the door open, I use the door holdback. That alone leaves about 1/8" gap between the door and the belly band. I wouldn't leave the door open without using it. YMMV

http://shop.scamptrailers.com/p-321-door-holdback.aspx

After owning the Scamp for 10 years, so far... so good.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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Byron I do as Donna does but it sounds like you may have a sagging door issue if your door is hitting the belly band and its only half way open....
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Sag is fixed temporarily. I just did a cable fix for now over this coming winter it will be a full on rebuild.

I will see if I can find something like that Donna locally, I hear scamp sucks for shipping. I do need something if I plan on using the screen door I plan on installing.

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Second side note. Looks like it did it twice?

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:21 PM   #6
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I will see if I can find something like that Donna locally, I hear scamp sucks for shipping. I do need something if I plan on using the screen door I plan on installing.
If you call Scamp on their 1-800 number & not order from them on-line you will do better. On small items like that just ask that it be mailed to you - no duty if its under $20 so they dont need to send it to you via UPS for their duty services.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:30 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
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My Boler is the larger 1700, but it is generally the same body, door, and hinge design. My Boler's door will hit the belly band if opened as far as is shown in the photos. Some sort of holder is required; mine has a holdback like the one Scamp uses.
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Doesn't happen on my '77 13' Scamp.
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Shouldn't hit. Consider moving the hold back and it's catch a little closer to the hinge. OR There are extended holdback arms available that may be longer than the one you have.
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Shouldn't hit. Consider moving the hold back and it's catch a little closer to the hinge. OR There are extended holdback arms available that may be longer than the one you have.
I don't have a holdback arm, going to try and find something local.

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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.

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I had a problem of the wind catching the door and springing it open ( 1975 Trillium) back against the ctr trim and trying to spring the hinges. I added a bumper door stop (tenis ball on string) and solved the problem. If I want it to stay open I use a bungie cord as well .I remove the bumper while in transt.
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