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Old 02-23-2020, 05:31 PM   #1
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Does any one have a picture of the current door in the open position?
The way I understand it is that these doors will not open all the way. Can they be altered to open?
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Old 02-23-2020, 05:44 PM   #2
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Does any one have a picture of the current door in the open position?
The way I understand it is that these doors will not open all the way. Can they be altered to open?
The doors have a 90 degree stop which can easily be removed with 3 screws removal. However you now need a door stop/holder. I purchased a suction holder and put a strap on mine to keep open.
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Here is a photo of the small suction in use
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I may add a permanent stanchion once I determine a good anchor place.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:03 PM   #5
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Here you go. They switched to the 90 degree door just before we got our trailer and we were not thrilled with the thought of it, we like to have our front door open a lot. But after using it we are really happy with it. Yes, it does restrict the view a bit at times since it doesn't open all the way. But to us that is more than offset by the convenience of using it. It springs open when unlatched and stops at the 90 degree open position, no need to bother with the latch on the side of the trailer like most screen doors. And when we are inside, with the front door closed and want to open it and have just the screen door, it is really nice to be able to just pop the latch and have the front door open itself while the screen door stays shut instead of having to go outside to latch the door open.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:49 PM   #6
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Here you go. They switched to the 90 degree door just before we got our trailer and we were not thrilled with the thought of it, we like to have our front door open a lot. But after using it we are really happy with it. Yes, it does restrict the view a bit at times since it doesn't open all the way. But to us that is more than offset by the convenience of using it. It springs open when unlatched and stops at the 90 degree open position, no need to bother with the latch on the side of the trailer like most screen doors. And when we are inside, with the front door closed and want to open it and have just the screen door, it is really nice to be able to just pop the latch and have the front door open itself while the screen door stays shut instead of having to go outside to latch the door open.

Thanks for posting. not sure i a fan i liked the stiff hinge door. I guess i have to try it and see. If it doesn't work out be another mod .
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:23 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting. not sure i a fan i liked the stiff hinge door. I guess i have to try it and see. If it doesn't work out be another mod .
If it works, we are prepared to like it..the door on our Casita was a pain..had to have a rubber bumper installed outside to keep it from banging into the sidewalls if a breeze caught it b4 I could latch it..
Then, if the awning was deployed, the outboard door edge had to be bungeed to the front awning support brace, to keep it from banging closed..and of course there had to be something soft jammed between the door edge and that aluminum brace..to protect that fiberglass door edge..always an annoying minor problem.
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:15 PM   #8
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We have this door as well. I thought it would be irritating and we would take off the bar but it works fine and I never think about it. It stays open really well.
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W have used the std door now for several weeks..like it fine.
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The doors have a 90 degree stop which can easily be removed with 3 screws removal. However you now need a door stop/holder. I purchased a suction holder and put a strap on mine to keep open.
As I understand it the latest doors now have a 120 degree opening, instead of the 90 degree one.
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If it works, we are prepared to like it..the door on our Casita was a pain..had to have a rubber bumper installed outside to keep it from banging into the sidewalls if a breeze caught it b4 I could latch it..
Then, if the awning was deployed, the outboard door edge had to be bungeed to the front awning support brace, to keep it from banging closed..and of course there had to be something soft jammed between the door edge and that aluminum brace..to protect that fiberglass door edge..always an annoying minor problem.
On my previous trailer, if the wind caught it, the door would swing and hit the outside stove vent. The outside stove vent was broken when I purchased the trailer because of that. Luckily, while it did hit the vent, it didn't break it again after I replaced it.
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As I understand it the latest doors now have a 120 degree opening, instead of the 90 degree one.
Yes, they have moved the door attachment closer to door, perhaps 4" allowing a wider opening. I will attempt this change soon and check it out.
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:21 PM   #13
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If it works, we are prepared to like it..the door on our Casita was a pain..had to have a rubber bumper installed outside to keep it from banging into the sidewalls if a breeze caught it b4 I could latch it..
Then, if the awning was deployed, the outboard door edge had to be bungeed to the front awning support brace, to keep it from banging closed..and of course there had to be something soft jammed between the door edge and that aluminum brace..to protect that fiberglass door edge..always an annoying minor problem.
don't you have the new 120 degree opening?
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:54 PM   #14
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Our 2020 21NE (built in March) door opens more than 90 degrees. Probably the 120 mentioned, although I didn't get my protractor out and measure. Here are a couple of pictures, one straight on, the other from the side.
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