My Lil Hauley came with one of the common, plastic door holdbacks. There's a stem with a fat knob that slides into a slot and is supposed to stay there. It has never worked worth a hoot. The opened door sticks out beyond the side of the trailer, so the wind can push on it from either direction. And in Oklahoma, sometimes we have 40-50 mph gusts swirling and changing direction.
The old holdback's stem finally snapped off, so I bought a new one like it and installed it. Within a week the wind had detached the door 2-3 times already... and then it blew so hard against the open door, it bent the new stem.
Enough is enough. I've seen metal stems with T ends, and I've seen plunger types, but from past experience I know they can all detach at times. I've had 'em on other cargo trailers before. What to get??
Someone on another forum pointed me toward an aluminum holdback that, in my estimation, simply cannot detach itself! They had one and they really liked it. So I found one on ebay and bought it. Today was installation day.
Here is a website that sells it, where you can see another photo of the device. LISA Aluminum Door Hold Backs
It's like a pintle hook and lunette eye. I mounted the thing with #14 SS screws, 3/4" long. I'm sure the screws would rip out before the holdback ever detached itself. And releasing it is easy enough with one hand (while holding the door with the other hand so it doesn't fly away).
I wish I'd known of these holdbacks years ago. IMO this is the thing Snoozy should provide with every one of their trailers!