Entry Door Holder - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-18-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Hi there everyone, I'd like to add a door holder for the entry door. What have people used?? Also what location do you recomend (at the bottom or 1/3 or 1/2 way up)??
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Paul;

I think that the location is very trailer specific. On one of my trailers, it was at the top. On my Fiber Stream, the latch location matches up with the bottom vent access door of the refrigerator. I think for fiberglass, it would be important to have some sort of wood backup plate on the inside of the trailer to which to firmly attach the latch. That would guide my location selection.

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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Hi Paul, way down here in Belleville... I located a bright metal door holder at the RV shop. I installed the "tab" part on the horizontal at the lower edge of the Trill's ridge...about two thirds down the side, I used SS screws and some epoxy fill (the two tone sticks from CTC) and the loop part of the unit on the door. Four years later and no problems.
To keep the tab part from flapping in the breeze, I added a rare earth magnet from Lee Valley (with metal magnet-holding cup) alongside the belt line of the Trill.
If you are coming east for any reason, pm me & we can do a show & tell on our respective green trills.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:29 PM   #4
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I have a string with two loops in the ends. One goes around the door handle and the other slips around a protrusion on the trailer tongue. Not very elegant, but works great and the price is right.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:56 PM   #5
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You could always go to the RV place close to your location. They would have a door holder, which is a T shaped pin that hooks into a clip you would install on your door.
As for location, I think you need to look at another Tril or open the door and see what part of the door meets with the trailer. You want it where the door and trailer will touch. So on a Boler/Trillium, since the top and bottoms curve inwards, your door may be farther out at the top and bottom when open.
On my Cadet it is pretty much in the middle.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:31 AM   #6
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Because of the curve on the aircraft-door on Scamps, the door holdback has a offset
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:37 AM   #7
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I have a string with two loops in the ends. One goes around the door handle and the other slips around a protrusion on the trailer tongue. Not very elegant, but works great and the price is right.
That's funny, I use a bungie cord to hold the door open. The plastic door holder was snapped when I bought the trailer and I just removed it and used a bungie cord.
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I do the same, I found that when there is strong winds, the door holder (I have that round metal thing with rubber in it on the door with a metal pin on the body) gives up, so I secure it with a bungie cord as well.
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I just bent the latch itself slightly to curve towards the door.
Works perfect,and no worry about the wind slamming the door.
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Because of the curve on the aircraft-door on Scamps, the door holdback has a offset
That is what I did right there.
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