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Old 04-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #1
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Large Storage Door Hold Open Ideas?

On my Silverback 33IK, there are (2) large basement storage doors on either side of the unit. They swing open to the side, not overhead. There aren't any hold-open catches or latches . . . I find this most inconvenient when filling water and dumping as the convenience station is behind one of those large doors. Since it always seems to be raining when I am doing either of these functions, I would prefer NOT to have the door wide open, but rather open anywhere from 45 to 90 degrees, but still be able to disengage any hold open device and get the full 180 swing. Looking for something that would be a cross between a small hydraulic lift/piston, and an old fashioned large toy box stay-open latch. Ideas?
Again, I want to be able to keep the door open between 45 and 90 degrees in a stiff wind, but still be able to open the door all the way.

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Old 04-10-2018, 09:56 AM   #2
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How about a long RV Door Holder? With that you could mount it wherever you need to in order to hold the hatch door at the proper angle and then it would unhook to allow the door to fully open or close.

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Old 04-19-2018, 03:38 PM   #3
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How about buying a piece of perforated angle iron and mount it to the inside of the door. Then buy a piece of steel rod and put a 90 degree bend at both ends that will allow you to position the door at any angle and keep it at the desired angle buy dropping the rod into the holes in the perforated angle iron?
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:09 PM   #4
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Rv door holder is what I used. Bolt through the door and use large washers on the inside to keep them from pulling out of the flimsy material on the inside. Mount the hook part to the side of the camper with bolts also. has been on ours for two years now and it's nice not having it bang on the side of the camper or try and knock you over in the wind.

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Old 04-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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A) Go to the Dollar Store

B) Buy a "Swim Noodle" in the color of your choice

C) Cut 6 to 8 inch sections from noodle with scissors

D) Slit sections lengthwise with scissors

E) Slip onto door edge at appropriate location to hold it open

It also keeps it from slamming shut

Will also work for the refrigerator door during storage to prevent mold and mildew

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