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Old 09-12-2014, 08:09 AM   #21
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I would want Forest River to pay for the swap. It's their design flaw with a easy fix. But that is just me.

Did it to a camper at hunting camp due to the way the porch that had made.


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I agree, that would solve the problem and FR should pick the bill up.....
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Looks like if they made a door to open the other direction the issue would be solved.
True, but from a safety angle, it would be like the old "suicide" doors on cars. If it comes unlatched while towing (not likely with the handrail folded)and the wind catches it, there goes the door.
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...I would still like to know how do you keep the door open and just use the screen door with that design?
The same way my Flagstaff does, with a gas strut.
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Two doors with stop-----------------

I have two doors on a Rockwood 8285 WS with a 20' awning. I do not have gas struts but 4" door stops were installed at the factory to prevent the door from hitting the side. The stops also have rubber plugs in the end to cushion the door. There is also door hooks on both doors so they can be hooked open so fresh air with screen closed. The front awning arm is 6'-8' from the from the front door. The rear arm is after the rear door.

I have no problem with the door banging against the side of the wall.
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...I have no problem with the door banging against the side of the wall.
Just the hand rail folding into the awning arm.
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Just the hand rail folding into the awning arm.

Go back to sleep "SHORTY"!!!!! Oh, I forgot you never sleep, you just hang up side down!
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True, but from a safety angle, it would be like the old "suicide" doors on cars. If it comes unlatched while towing (not likely with the handrail folded)and the wind catches it, there goes the door.

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That's what insurance is for. Hook up and never look back OC
I would imagine there is a regulation or code somewhere preventing manufacturers from reversing the doors as I've never seen an RV with the door hinged on the left.
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The same way my Flagstaff does, with a gas strut.
according to the pictures I do not see a gas strut? Did your Flagstaff come with your gas strut? I don't think after paying all that money he should have to add his own because of a design flaw. FR needs to take care of the problem. I think if the factory planned on it, It would show on the pictures the OP posted of the problem. That could also be a solution.
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according to the pictures I do not see a gas strut? Did your Flagstaff come with your gas strut? I don't think after paying all that money he should have to add his own because of a design flaw. FR needs to take care of the problem. I think if the factory planned on it, It would show on the pictures the OP posted of the problem. That could also be a solution.
My Flagstaff came with the strut, I just relocated it to make it open wider and still not have the door hit the awning arm. His didn't. Not a very big expense and it would be more hassle to get FR and the dealer to install than it's worth.
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