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Old 04-26-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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90 degree plastic door holder keeps breaking

So, I buy a new 27rr toyhauler and during the PDI the service man notices the 90 degree plastic door holder is broken. He replaces it with a new one. I get the new camper home, open up the doors, the wind blows, pow, and the new door holder breaks. Does anyone else have these 90 degree door holders? And if so what solution have you found? Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:23 AM   #2
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I'd replace it with a metal one.
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Where would I find one of those?
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:41 AM   #5
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I bought a straight metal one from a seller on eBay recently. I noticed there were 90's on there too.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:42 AM   #6
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Apparently this must be a common problem. I guess the factory decided this was a good place to save a few pennies. Hopefully this will be the only penny they pinched.
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http://tweetys.com/90deg-t-style-doo...FaLm7Aodfw0ALA
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:44 AM   #9
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Skip the cheap plastic ones that break or the typical metal ones that rattle and release on their own. I use these which are very sturdy and have a positive lock. They are used mostly on stock trailers and other commercial units.

They are available on eBay for about $7.
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Do you NEED a 90 deg door holder???
My trailer also came with a 90 deg holder on one door.
It was flimsy and I could not figure why they had it on there to begin with.
I went to a local RV parts counter and bought a metal hold open that holds
the door all the way back against the wall.
Full open won't break and it's not in your way.
Easy install.
I left the 90 deg on there but have not used it in 6 years.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:49 PM   #11
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Those latches are a joke! Mine both broke within the hour and the dealer said that warranty didn't cover them. Not a big expense for better ones but still. I own a waterjet so I drew some with autocad and cut them out of carbon fibre. Problem solved
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Those latches are a joke! Mine both broke within the hour and the dealer said that warranty didn't cover them. Not a big expense for better ones but still. I own a waterjet so I drew some with autocad and cut them out of carbon fibre. Problem solved
It would help if you referenced which of the 3 hold opens mentioned that you are talking about.
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It would help if you referenced which of the 3 hold opens mentioned that you are talking about.

Are we not talking about the 90 degree plastic door latches like the subject states.
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Are we not talking about the 90 degree plastic door latches like the subject states.
There have been discussions about 3 different types of hold opens. You need to read all to have a coherent response.
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Wow so sorry I wasn't a little more descriptive to your liking boss. Why don't you relax a little!
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Do you NEED a 90 deg door holder???
My trailer also came with a 90 deg holder on one door.

I left the 90 deg on there but have not used it in 6 years.
My 90 deg is on the back door. If the door is fully opened it would be in the way to the awning arms.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:57 AM   #17
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My 90 deg is on the back door. If the door is fully opened it would be in the way to the awning arms.
Ah, now I remember-- My door has to be shut to open or close the awning
but once it's done- out or rolled up- the door just "barely" misses the
awning arm so I'm able to use an almost full open door holder.
I guess yours interferes more than mine.... They do have hold opens
that are different lengths if that would help? I've seen some as long as
6 or 8 inches.
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Amazon has all the different kinds. No they didn't do it just to save a few pennies they did it counting on a lot of fools to replace with the same plastic junk and paying multiple times making them more money.
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Do you NEED a 90 deg door holder???
My trailer also came with a 90 deg holder on one door.
It was flimsy and I could not figure why they had it on there to begin with.
I went to a local RV parts counter and bought a metal hold open that holds
the door all the way back against the wall.
Full open won't break and it's not in your way.
Easy install.
I left the 90 deg on there but have not used it in 6 years.
I can't open them all the way because of the awning arms.
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I can't open them all the way because of the awning arms.
Bummer!
I know my 90 deg wasn't going to last anytime if I used it. Wind would
quickly snap it.
I'd probably rig some sort of bungee cord from the door to the awning
arm.... if that's possible.
That would be more sturdy than just the plastic 90 deg hold open gizmo.
Good luck!
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