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Old 02-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #15
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I got fed up with those )(@#!$#@! Clips that do a real poor job of holding the rod..

It is now a bit harder but I got one of the Carbriner clips and a common clamp sold at hard ware stores (looks like the letter U with wings you put screws therough the wings) and replaced it, Now the clip holds the rod real well and it's still easy to get out,, just not quite as easy as that worthless piece of plastic.

Most hardware stores have metal spring things that will replace it and work better, May be near brooms and such.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #16
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or just screw a clothes pin where that thing is and you got it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:01 PM   #17
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So today I tried another Ford parts dept today with no luck. I also tried the Lowes, hardware and closet departments, without success. I am surprised that this device is so hard to find, I thought it would be a fairly common part common to lots of vehicles. I may need to Magiver it with some of your suggestions. Thanks for your help, fellas.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:18 AM   #18
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How about the old cupboard cup holder hook, you can bend the curved part up a little more to your liking. Or something like a key ring holder hook?

Your thing kind of looks like the some of RV door lock things that when you would leave your camper do open it would lock onto the door holder bracket. Something like the following link:

http://www.easternmarineoutlet.com/c...or-catch-44140

Your local RV dealer should have it. The trouble with these are that they are white and the get brittle with age.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #19
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Go to an auto salvage yard. You will find lots of them!
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:55 AM   #20
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Have you tried contacting Damon (Thor) or a Damon dealer?
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #21
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Yes, Chris the nearest Thor dealer is 300 miles away in southern Cali. I have checked 3 rv stores here and there is one more I want to try sometime this week. It is odd that there is not a Thor dealer here in the greater Phx area, since it is such a rv mecca. I bet there probably was one here, but got taken out in the recession. I'm new to rv-ing so I never paid much attention to dealers before. Thx
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These may be too big, but it might be worth checking them out: RV Grip-O-Door Holder Nylon Catch
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Another source, looks like the same thing as above: White Entry Door Holder - Plastic Clip Only
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Mine broke. I screwed a Velcro strip behind the clip. It works fine.

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #25
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These may be too big, but it might be worth checking them out: RV Grip-O-Door Holder Nylon Catch
Yes Chris, I've seen those in the rv stores and they are two times too big, but thanks for the try. I tried two more rv facilities (CW and an indie place) with no luck.

I saw an old Damon Intruder at a rv show today that had the same part, and I was soooo tempted to remove one and take it home, but I guess my momma raised me right!

The quest continues. I've gotten some excellent MacGiver solutions from you guys that I can use, but this is turning into my Moby Dick that I want to get!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:29 PM   #26
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Try this. I have the same clip on my generator hatch. Took about 5 min searching.

Newmar part# 25124
Vendor Part # - 516-CLIP
PROP ROD CLIP 1.18 EA (8 Avail.)
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Try this. I have the same clip on my generator hatch. Took about 5 min searching.

Newmar part# 25124
Vendor Part # - 516-CLIP
PROP ROD CLIP 1.18 EA (8 Avail.)
Thanks John, but that looks suspiciously similar to the part in posts #22 and 23, which is too large. My part is to hold a quarter inch rod in place. Is this what yours does, retain a narrow metal rod, or is it larger?
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Thanks John, but that looks suspiciously similar to the part in posts #22 and 23, which is too large. My part is to hold a quarter inch rod in place. Is this what yours does, retain a narrow metal rod, or is it larger?
1) similar, but distinctly different in each case.
2) "I have the same clip on my generator hatch." Was I vague or non-specific?
3) Nomenclature: posts 22, 23-- Door Holder. post 26-- prop rod clip
4) No, not 1/4" rod. Probably closer to 9/32". The clip is plastic. It flexes.

You've been fiddling with this thing for three weeks. I found you a source in five minutes. Use it or not; your choice.
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