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Old 05-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #41
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Fran & Dave: You said that for the bathroom door you went top to bottom so you would have a secure place for the footman's loops. By secure are you saying that's where the wall reinforcing is? Also to go vertical on this door I am assuming you would need a strap 13' long. Is that about right?

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You are correct. We could not find solid sounding attachment points for mounting the anchors for a side to side strap. We had to go up closer to the ceiling to get a more solid point above the door and the bottom was no problem. Yes - the strap would need to be at a little more than 13'...I ordered 15' and cut off about a foot and only had about a 6 inch 'tail'. I wouldn't make it any shorter.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #42
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keeping frig . door closed during travel

my solution for bath door is making snaps . Cut piece of vinyl material to make strap then install snaps . pretty easy and doesn't look bad.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:11 PM   #43
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my solution for bath door is making snaps . Cut piece of vinyl material to make strap then install snaps . pretty easy and doesn't look bad.
I like that better than what I have been using. I may have to copy that.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:31 PM   #44
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I like that better than what I have been using. I may have to copy that.
That's OK Tom you also helped me. Make sure you let the vinyl stretch a little to other snap so it is a little snug . Not too tight though . Pat
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:52 PM   #45
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I installed one of those child proof locks used in homes on mine, I believe there is a picrure in the Planned modifications to BlackJack thread. If not you can see mine in Osoyoos, otherwise I can not post pictures until I get home.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:05 AM   #46
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I installed one of those child proof locks used in homes on mine, I believe there is a picrure in the Planned modifications to BlackJack thread. If not you can see mine in Osoyoos, otherwise I can not post pictures until I get home.
Thats what I use too but this looks much cleaner.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:10 PM   #47
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After reading this thread, I made a strap from strapping material and D rings I already had and got two footman loops. Went out to install it, opened the fridge and the door came off onto the floor. Already hit one bump too many on a short trip the other day I guess. Wasn't even using the fridge. I got the door back on but it will need a repair.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:00 PM   #48
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I used to do all this. When the bathroom door latch did not seem to be holding I added a wood shim, roughly 1/8-inch thick. That solved that problem.
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