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Old 03-23-2015, 08:06 AM   #1
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Inside door pull modifications ?

I am needing to do something about how to pull the door closed once inside the coach. The pull that is on mine you have to use your finger tips to close it. This is difficult for me. Have thought about drilling holes in the existing pull handle and put a regular pull handle, like for drawers on it. Also thought about attaching a strap with a bolt and nut just to be able to grab and pull. Any thoughts? Surly I'm not the only one that has a problem with closing the door!
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:26 AM   #2
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Got my handle off Amazon. Under $14. Goes across door, 4 screws. Do a search


Maybe someone here can post up a link as I don't have it.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:48 AM   #3
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I just used this . 1.99 any hardware store.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:54 AM   #4
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I have this one and it is a solid product.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...k-handle/35872
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:52 AM   #5
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I used what BiigDaddy listed from Camping World on both my doors and would not use anything but them ever again. So easy to grab and shut even with full hands.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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I guess I'm not getting what Ya'll are talking about. I looked at what BigDaddy suggested. I'm I understanding that you put this screen door bar on the heavy door as well as the screen? I'm not talking about closing the screen but the outside door. Or will that screen door handle close both doors...
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I guess I'm not getting what Ya'll are talking about. I looked at what BigDaddy suggested. I'm I understanding that you put this screen door bar on the heavy door as well as the screen? I'm not talking about closing the screen but the outside door. Or will that screen door handle close both doors...
I was just about to post the same question. Sounds like your door is the same as mine and the 'big door' attaches to the screen door with a weak plastic latch. I put the big handle on the screen door just like big daddy and after using it to close the doors when latched together the plastic latch broke in 2 weeks. I saw that weakness and already bought a backup latch just in case. They make a metal latch but it doesn't quite fit our application. We don't use the big handle when doors are hooked together..
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Is it a problem to open slider in screen door and use outer door handle ? I thought most units had a good handle on them to close the door. Old,worked to hard hands here also.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:26 PM   #9
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I like the full handle that CW sells, But the only problem is that once installed and the screen door is close on a 8269WS you can only open the pantry door 3/4 open without hitting the bar. Should have just used what Turbs showed...
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:28 PM   #10
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I like the full handle that CW sells, But the only problem is that once installed and the screen door is close on a 8269WS you can only open the pantry door 3/4 open without hitting the bar. Should have just used what Turbs showed...
I think bombdoc did the same to his after he seen mine.
Simple cheap and takes 30 seconds to install.
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Is it a problem to open slider in screen door and use outer door handle ? I thought most units had a good handle on them to close the door. Old,worked to hard hands here also.
If you put a better handle on the big door latch you would still have to slide open the slider in screen door but that original handle is a little hard to use when hands are full. Also, guest never 'get it' and grab the 'big 'handle' and therefore break the plastic latch. So I am also looking for something just a little bit better. BTW, that big handle is great when it is just the screen door that is closed and it also makes a great towel bar for drying towels that don’t have any other place to dry.
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I made this and it serves 2 purposes, one is to pull both doors shut when the screen is latched to the big door and if the big door is open, it releases the screen door latch by just pushing on it. Eliminates having to slide the door to get to the latch.
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:51 PM   #13
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The problem is not the; screen door, it's the place on the latch of the big door that you pull that is hard for me to use.
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:56 PM   #14
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I think bombdoc did the same to his after he seen mine.
Simple cheap and takes 30 seconds to install.
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I made this and it serves 2 purposes, one is to pull both doors shut when the screen is latched to the big door and if the big door is open, it releases the screen door latch by just pushing on it. Eliminates having to slide the door to get to the latch.
Ah! Awing pole cut-off? Someone said you were going to also buy a winter home in New York and start a new shop... small engine repair.... lots of snow blowers will need help this spring.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:17 PM   #17
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Ah! Awing pole cut-off? Someone said you were going to also buy a winter home in New York and start a new shop... small engine repair.... lots of snow blowers will need help this spring.
Not awning pole cut off, buy that pre-cut. As for moving to New York, absolutely, positively, no way, no how would I even for a millisecond consider moving there. IF we ever moved, which we're not, it would be to FL.
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Not awning pole cut off, buy that pre-cut. As for moving to New York, absolutely, positively, no way, no how would I even for a millisecond consider moving there. IF we ever moved, which we're not, it would be to FL.
To COLD, to much RAT-RACE, to much traffic, to close to New Jorsey??
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I think I have the same problem ...that black handle to the outside door just does not want to close well from the inside & getting under it to open when the dog is excited to hit the great outdoors is just problematic ... hope someone has a good suggestion
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I think I have the same problem ...that black handle to the outside door just does not want to close well from the inside & getting under it to open when the dog is excited to hit the great outdoors is just problematic ... hope someone has a good suggestion
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