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Old 08-14-2015, 11:28 PM   #11
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I might try one of those also. It's not that I have a hard time getting the door to latch but when I'm carrying something I find that small handle hard to grab and sometimes if it's windy I can't grab it fast enough and door swings back out.

For that price it seems worth a try.

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Old 08-15-2015, 05:48 PM   #12
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Just another idea I've played with…

Using two IKEA suction hooks, remove the hook, choose a handle of your choice (I tried a barn handle in black from Lowes and a "free" handle that came on a box I received; one of those thin plastic handles) I enlarged the holes to 1/2 inch. and placed them over the threaded rods and cinched them down. They don't take up as much room as the Moen handles from Lowes. Pics below:
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:14 PM   #13
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Just another idea I've played with…

Using two IKEA suction hooks, remove the hook, choose a handle of your choice (I tried a barn handle in black from Lowes and a "free" handle that came on a box I received; one of those thin plastic handles) I enlarged the holes to 1/2 inch. and placed them over the threaded rods and cinched them down. They don't take up as much room as the Moen handles from Lowes. Pics below:
Very nifty idea , think I will borrow it . Pat
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:47 PM   #14
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I had the same problem with getting the lock to latch plus I wanted something more intuitive to grab when the wind caught the door upon opening. This is slick and I thank Carl for the suggestion: Amazon.com: Moen LR2308W Home Care 12-Inch Suction Balance Assist Bath Grip, Glacier: Home Improvement

And sometimes my pics post sideways although I always post from my computer.


I fixed it... Donna D.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:56 PM   #15
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Karen,
I thought the trailer blew over and you use the handle to pick it back up.

I like that a lot, will be curious if the suction performs over the years as haven't had much luck with suction shower items staying on the wall.
May try this one though, looks great.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:59 PM   #16
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I had the same problem with getting the lock to latch plus I wanted something more intuitive to grab when the wind caught the door upon opening. This is slick and I thank Carl for the suggestion: Amazon.com: Moen LR2308W Home Care 12-Inch Suction Balance Assist Bath Grip, Glacier: Home Improvement

And sometimes my pics post sideways although I always post from my computer.
Thanks, Carl; thanks, Karen. This has been a concern of mine with our new 17. I've been grabbing the latch lever instead of the handle adjacent to it. Even then, they seem to be thin enough that I'll eventually break it, so the suction grab is indeed THE solution.

Karen, as I've explained before, your pics come out sideways if you're above the 45th parallel, and the software re-adjusts it to a more equatorial axis.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:11 PM   #17
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Just another idea I've played with…

Using two IKEA suction hooks, remove the hook, choose a handle of your choice (I tried a barn handle in black from Lowes and a "free" handle that came on a box I received; one of those thin plastic handles) I enlarged the holes to 1/2 inch. and placed them over the threaded rods and cinched them down. They don't take up as much room as the Moen handles from Lowes. Pics below:
Love your idea ! Pat
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I had the same problem with getting the lock to latch plus I wanted something more intuitive to grab when the wind caught the door upon opening. This is slick and I thank Carl for the suggestion: Amazon.com: Moen LR2308W Home Care 12-Inch Suction Balance Assist Bath Grip, Glacier: Home Improvement

And sometimes my pics post sideways although I always post from my computer.
Great idea too Karen . Need to do something before we get the winds and it grabs my door before I get a chance to hold it . Pat
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Got the Moen handle at Lowes and works great.
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Got the Moen handle at Lowes and works great.
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