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Old 04-30-2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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Entry door hits awning

I have a 2015 179BHS Palomini. Entry door swings out and hits awning arms. The new 2016 models have a door dampener shock at the bottom. Looks like they make the door little shorter now for room for the dampener. Any retrofit or ideas to keep door from swinging into awning arm?

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Old 05-01-2016, 07:11 PM   #2
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when I was a kid there was a small chain at the top of the screen door to prevent the screen door from swinging out too far. They still sell that stuff at hardware stores. Also, they sell those door dampners that you mentioned as replacement parts and you could add one to your door. I had to move the one on my unit as the factory put it on so that it did allow the door to hit the awnings arms... moving it fixed that problem.


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Old 05-03-2016, 09:01 PM   #3
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We put a short piece of a swim noodle over the arm, the door will bump against it protecting the door.

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Old 05-03-2016, 09:52 PM   #4
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I ended up installing a screen door closer. It holds door open and no longer hits the awning arm. I would attach pictures, but I don't see how to do that.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:09 PM   #5
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I unscrewed the door arm and moved it about 3/4 of an inch.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:25 AM   #6
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Ditto on the swim noodle fix. I also use them on the awning arms to avoid scraping the top of my head.

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