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Old 10-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Howdy fellow RV'ers, 1fanman here with a question, on my bounder I have a two piece folding door that separates the bathroom from the rest of the coach, my question is, can any of you tell me how to keep the door closed when the unit is in use, when you turn the overhead vent on it sucks the doors open, not bad if it is just me and the DW but when guest are in for a visit it can be embarrassing. I have thought about having the double folding doors replaced but find that isn't cost effective. Any solutions to this issue will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again and happy camping. 1fanman/aka Del
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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Is it like a folding closet style door, might can put a bunk latch where it splits it will sure hold it close
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Mark, yes it is a bi-fold door. I had thought about putting a latch on it but was afraid someone might forget that it was latched and destroy the door.
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Well when it's locked they will get the message the bunk latch will keep it secure and it won't take up a lot of space
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #5
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You are right about that, most adults that would be using the facilities would remember but it is our grand kids that concern me
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Velcro strips horizontally on the spine of the fold. The tension of the in-place velco will be enough to keep the door from folding and will be forgiving if the inadvertent shove occurs and will rip off rather and breaking the door
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You might try making a latch using a piece of metal on one panel of the door and a magnet on the other panel. The magnet should give before the door breaks.
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All of the above are cool ideas !!! Just get creative
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I really like the velcro idea I think I will try that first. Thanks to all that posted on this, very much appreciated.
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Well I just can't seem to get a photo of the Bounder to load so maybe one of you fine posters will tell the old guy what he is doing wrong..1fanman/aka Del
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You might be surprised on what using a small bungee cord would do.
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Put the latch on both sides with a through-the-door sleeve that allows both sides to latch/unlatch when one is used.

A small hollow aluminum tube, two brass hook latches, two brass cabinet buttons (small) to latch to, a carriage bolt to go through the hollow tube, and other imaginative hardware to make it work and look nice.

A pocket door hooking latch. Requires some work.

A learning curve for anyone staying in the MH.

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Thanks again for all the helpful information, I knew if I posted my concern someone would come up with a solution.
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