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Old 05-28-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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Thinking of replacing bathroom door with accordion folding door...

Hi, my main space problem in the 13' Scamp is that when I want to open the bathroom door the dogs are in the way, so we have to all do this hokey pokey round and round thing just so that I can open that door. I was wondering about replacing that door with a curtain, and then saw a folding shower door on an rv supply website. Has anyone done this or contemplated this? I would have to secure the stuff I store in there while on the road, but that seems like a small price to pay....

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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Hi, my main space problem in the 13' Scamp is that when I want to open the bathroom door the dogs are in the way, so we have to all do this hokey pokey round and round thing just so that I can open that door. I was wondering about replacing that door with a curtain, and then saw a folding shower door on an rv supply website. Has anyone done this or contemplated this? I would have to secure the stuff I store in there while on the road, but that seems like a small price to pay....

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Never done this but sounds like a really good mod. If you do it, please take some pics so we can see how you did it.
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:13 PM   #3
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you need a shower curtain anyway, so just remove the door.
We solved that problem before it started.... No dogs!
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:38 AM   #4
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Over on the Casita forum several people have replaced their wood door with a $25 accordion door from Lowe's.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:09 AM   #5
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When I had my scamp it wS kicking around that same idea
Seemed to me like a very doable mod
I agree with the previous poster any of the big box stores should have a vinyl bifold door ( At least that was what I was considering)


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Old 05-29-2015, 12:32 PM   #6
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This thread brings back memories of the bathroom door just off the entry in the house where I grew up. My dad installed a 2-piece door that folded in the middle. That thing would give fits to any relatives who came to visit... "How does this thing work???" LOL
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:39 PM   #7
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Hi, my main space problem in the 13' Scamp is that when I want to open the bathroom door the dogs are in the way, so we have to all do this hokey pokey round and round thing just so that I can open that door. I was wondering about replacing that door with a curtain, and then saw a folding shower door on an rv supply website. Has anyone done this or contemplated this? I would have to secure the stuff I store in there while on the road, but that seems like a small price to pay....

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My thoughts.....was going to do the same thing on my old camper. We haven't been able to camp in it yet because we're working on it. BUT I KNOW we wont be able to get into the bathroom when that bed is pulled out because all that's left on the floor space is only about 12". So my idea was to use an accordian door BUT that would STILL take away 4-6" of that 12". So my thought is to use my door that is ON there already. Just take it off the hinges and put in a rolling system at the top so the door can slide on rollers and not stick out into our 12". The rod that the slding thing would be in would extend farther out than the wood BUT it would be over our heads and I was thinking about putting something up there to hide it if I could. I will see if I can find the link of my idea. My hubby welds so I figured he could build this for me. Because there is no way I'd pay 100 plus for this!!! Well I just found this one and it's not 100 plus. This is what I was referring to.


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This one is what I referring to but when I did some searching to show you I found the one I posted first. I really like this idea since it wont take up our floor space and we can get IN the door without waking up the ones in the bed 12" away.


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Still looking.....lol DIY Sliding Door | The Lettered Cottage
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:41 AM   #10
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...so we have to all do this hokey pokey round and round thing just so that I can open that door.
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How about playing some music when you do this so that you can call this dancing?
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