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Old 07-24-2016, 08:13 PM   #1
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rear closet dumping hangers

It's happened about 3 times since we have owned the coach. The rear closet will dump all the clothes on the floor. Granted the roads can get rocking and rolling up here in AK but it happened twice in the lower 48. There must be a way to control this besides going 10 mph.

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It's happened about 3 times since we have owned the coach. The rear closet will dump all the clothes on the floor. Granted the roads can get rocking and rolling up here in AK but it happened twice in the lower 48. There must be a way to control this besides going 10 mph.

Any ideas?

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Pointrow,

I think you're using the wrong type hangers, by that I mean the top hook section dose not have enough loop around at the end.

My Providence did this once and what I discovered was the plastic hangers were starting to unloop/straighten at the hook and allowing the slightest bounce to throw them off the bar.

I changed them all out to heavy metal hangers and have not bounce another off since.

A side note: have you or your DW used the bed while traveling? If not, you really don't have a feel for how rough the ride is back there, it should not be so harsh as to bounce your close hangers off all the time.

You may want to check your suspension to be sure it's with in specifications also.

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We didn't have any problem in 16 years, including the Alaska trip. Couple things - used a metal vinyl coated hanger not those big round plastic ones. Secondly, carry more clothes so there's no room to sway. Someone reported there's also a special rod you can use to replace the one you have and it has individual hanger slots. Another idea is to take the shelf liner sold in WalMart, etc. that keeps things from slipping around - one brand is Slip Stop. Cut it and glue it on your rod. Good luck!
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Put an eye bolt on each end, a bit lower and back behind the hangar bar. Use a bungee cord over the clothes with a little tension. Keeps them from jumping off.

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I had that problem until I zip tied a piece of 1/2 pic loosely to the closet rod. When we're parked the pvc goes over the rod to rest behind it, out of the way. When in motion, it flips over to rest in front of the hangers.

Think of it this way. You are not trying to keep the hangers from bouncing up. You are trying to make them land on the rod when they come back down.
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Thanks for the replies.
Trust me there is not room for any thing else on the rod. It is packed tight.

There are at least 3 different styles of hangers on the rod and they all come off.

Don't know about the suspicion. Suppose it could be checked but the road between Tok and Whitehorse is a real bitch. About the time you think you've seen a bad road there is always a worse one ahead.

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We haven't had any problems with any of our three DP's.
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Try to rotate each one 180 degrees.
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Instead of putting the hangers on from the front side, hook them from the back! We have done this on our MH/s and have never had any of them fall off.
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Put a small diameter spring loaded curtain rod that goes from wall to wall over the top of the hangers. Remove when you are not tavelling
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We had this problem and discovered thee was too much flex in the rod. We added an additional support to the rod and all our problems were solved. Never had a hanger come off again.
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We have same problem on one of my closets. On mine, it seems to be the small closet thats all the way in the back, 10 ft behind the rear wheels. That one would probably bounces the most.

When un loading from our last trip out west, all the cloths (about 20) were laying in a nice neat pile on the bottom of the closet. I think the bunch of clothes jump up and down at the same time and they jump off the rod.

I think I'll give the bungee cord and eyelets a try.

But putting the hangars on backwards seems like it might work also. when the hangars bounce, they would need to move backwards to jump off the rod
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"pointrow".....Use some corrugated plastic wrap like this on the closet rod. Split Wire Loom You can find water pipe in the Home Depot plumbing aisle (the stuff on rolls that they cut for you) that will work the same. Find some that will fit over your closet rod.
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Put open part of the hook forward.
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