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Old 04-25-2017, 02:22 AM   #1
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312BHX Basement Baggage doors

The large basement baggage doors are side opening and do not have any sort of stop/strut/hold open. It seems like any slight gust will slam the doors against the trailer potentially damaging them.

Has anyone added or modded their baggage doors to stay open without fear of the wind slamming them against the side of the trailer?
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:07 AM   #2
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Add two 30 lb gas shocks per door
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:27 PM   #3
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Add two 30 lb gas shocks per door


That's what I was thinking, just didn't know what size shocks. Thank you.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:33 PM   #4
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Was try'n to find a couple pics...Click image for larger version

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Was try'n to find a couple pics...Attachment 135923Attachment 135924


Do they come with the brackets/plate or did you fabricate them?
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:42 PM   #6
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Naw....You gotta make your own....
The bracket in bottom pic came with shock.......Got this stuff two years ago while snowbirding in Quartzite Arizona
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Naw....You gotta make your own....
The bracket in bottom pic came with shock.......Got this stuff two years ago while snowbirding in Quartzite Arizona


Thank you again
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Naw....You gotta make your own....
The bracket in bottom pic came with shock.......Got this stuff two years ago while snowbirding in Quartzite Arizona
Bob, I think the OP was asking about side opening doors and I think your pictures show bottom-to-top opening doors. I am seeing this wrong. I too have side opening doors and I like your idea, I just want to make sure I'm seeing the photos correct.
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My photos are correct....But when guessing at what's being asked,. ....?
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I have a 312QBX with the same doors, I used simple white magnetic catches I got off of Amazon, I can send you some photos but they are pretty self explanatory and easy to install

https://www.amazon.com/Soss-Magnetic...2SP9FAT65EJKKR
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Yes, I apologize. My baggage doors open to the side/front, not up. However, I was still thinking a shock or some sort of strut would help to keep them open and from being caught by the wind and slammed into the side of the trailer.

It magnetic catches would work for the driver side door but the passenger side baggage door opens up into the awning struts (when awning is in). When awning is out, they would work.
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Bobs strut idea will work in any direction and will hold the door open. either side to side or upside down. Does not matter!
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Im liking all the creativity ...... i just use a bungee!
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:33 PM   #14
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Was walking through Home Depot and found some screen door springs. Ended up using those and so far they work real well and were very inexpensive. Click image for larger version

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