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Old 03-21-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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entrance door question on Rockwood 2502s

Still haven't got the new RV home yet. Was looking at pictures of it that I took when we bought it and noticed that it doesn't have a way to keep the enterance doors propped open like the Jayco I traded for it did. There was a thing on the door that you pushed into a slot on the outside of the body that kept the door from moving or closing. Is there a way to keep the doors open without them moving around?

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:47 PM   #2
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The door on your camper will have a little gas strut to hold it open.

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Old 03-21-2014, 11:13 PM   #3
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Hard to tell in a picture, but my guess is due to the awning location. When you open the front door, does it hit the front awning support? I don't mind the gas strut, should yours come with one, but definitely have to be careful. Depending on how well they're mounted, they can rip out of the door if you get too forceful with it. I removed the strut off of the few we had with them as it'd only let the door open 90į.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:24 PM   #4
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One thing we miss on our new 5er is the gas struts on the door(s). I detest that little latch. One position...wide open or swinging in the wind.

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Old 03-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #5
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I think the gas struts are less effective in windy areas than the latch, which is why we had the dealer install a latch for the back door. I don't know that it would work with the front door because of the location of the awning support, so we'll just have to use that door in less windy weather, I guess.
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