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Old 12-19-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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Rear Storage Door

I have a 2016 R with rear slide. Has anyone come up with a solution to hold rear storage door open?

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Old 12-19-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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With the slide in, I use a Craftsman spring clamp with rubber tips, holding the door to the slide trim.

With the slide out I use my noggin or the DW for the assist.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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I use a regular door latch screwed to the back slide. Don't forget to close it before opening slide. Really can't use the door when the slide is out anyway.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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I use it lots with the slide out! Just rest it on that lump between my shoulders.
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Old 12-20-2015, 03:42 PM   #5
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I guess I was right on as that's the only way I have found to keep it open with slide out and I use it a lot with slide out. Thanks to all for input.

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Old 12-21-2015, 07:40 AM   #6
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Was thinking about the 2 doors under my side slide. Wonder if a short gas shock lifter could work. You know the ones they use in hatch backs and such
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:44 AM   #7
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I have thought about those, but would like to know if the door frame was strong enough for the mount?
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:44 AM   #8
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These guys have a variety of lifts and associated hardware intended specifically for RVs:
HatchLift | Hydraulic Lift Kits | Rv Hatch Lifts | Hatch Hinges
They also have kits designed for hatch doors under slideouts.

One thing I noted on their web site is that they suggest larger sizes for use with slam latches:
"Doors with slam latches - order next larger size"
Their kits are available directly from them and from some RV dealers - PPL carries them.

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Old 12-21-2015, 10:14 AM   #9
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Good info Dave. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:52 PM   #10
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Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
Try'n to contact them now to see if hardware is included
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