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Old 04-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Anybody have a 2860 with outside kitchen?

The awning got moved back to cover the outside kitchen space. Looks like the edge of the awning (i.e., the rail) is just to the right of the door. It doesn't look like the door could open all the way flat against the coach. Does the door hit the awning rail?

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Old 04-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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We don't have an outside kitchen but our awning comes just to the right of the door. The door has a piston on the top that allows the door to open slowly and stay open. It also limits the opening of the door to 90 degrees or so and prevents it from hitting the awning arm. In other words, the door cannot open back against the coach. At first I thought I would not like this, but now I like it very much. The door opens easily and does not get away from you or bang back into you as you enter and exit. Likely what you are looking at has a similar setup.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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The door has a gas strut that holds it at 90 degrees. However I have worked several shows where the dealer disconnects the gas strut and puts it all the way up and it does not hit the awning. Also, when designing that kitchen we allowed for about 6'-4" of clearance.
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