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Old 06-30-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
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pop out door stop not holding

Is anyone else having trouble with sporadic wind gusts pulling the ball from the door stop assembly? The door slams shut We shove the ball back in and it can repeat. This is not a steady high wind.

Problem is the door has to be straight out so the awning can always work over it. This leaves a broad area to catch wind. I can open a storage pass-thru door and find something to use a bungee on but then the door might mar where it opens wide and touches.

You other owners have been so helpful. Thank you.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
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same problem-tried using another type of latch - didn't work-I work at an rv dealership and nobody seem to have a solution- anybody?????
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:23 PM   #3
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Riverrat958, I keep mulling this over. With your dealership experience can you think of a reason why it was designed so the ball COULD pop out? The solution seems to be in a change in the mounting so a bar was permanent against the "wall". Then you hook the circle normally and it would be fixed.
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:02 PM   #4
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the light bulb came on this morn at work. some have gas arms under the door which keeps it open. On mine I don't have room for that set up, so why not mount the gas arm on top of the door on outside. going to try it in a few days
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:07 PM   #5
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Pull the socket and get a stiffer rubber insert with a slightly smaller hole in it.

Sidewall from a tire?
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:12 PM   #6
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Then the wind will bend or rip the screws out. Just close the door during these conditions
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #7
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pop out door stop not holding

I have broken 3 of the clips that attach to the ball, and also bent the ball plate due to high winds pulling it out of my hands. I recently bought a whole new assembly along with a Home Depot spring/chain assembly to limit the door hydraulic clip from being blown out again.

When I get time I will make to mods and if it works post a picture.
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:23 PM   #8
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In our 8280WS, the pass-thru storage door is close to the entry door. Open that. We ended up buying rubber double-sided tape stick-on pad we put onto the awning pole for a buffer as padding wouldn't stay in place. After putting down the outside TV mount in the pass-thru, we bungeed the door so it was firmly against the rubber pad. One end on the bottom of the door where there is a hole and one end hooked around the TV mount. Now wind doesn't catch the door, it can't tear the mounting from the wall and damage anything. We just have to ALWAYS CLOSE THE DOOR before putting down the awning - as we did in our old 5th wheel.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:19 AM   #9
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well i lost the ball door stop and have not found a replacement Yet
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