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Old 07-02-2014, 10:32 PM   #1
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RH or LH Entry Door ?

This can't be that hard,....or can it ?
I need to order some door parts, but I need to know which hand door it is.
When I walk up to my entry door, the latch is on my left, and the hinges is on my right. Is it a RH, or a LH door ? Thanks for any info.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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All automotive , references to vehicle positioning are taken from the drivers seat. Passenger side front is RF, drivers side LF.

Note to self re-read post before replying .
Sorry I'm not sure , I've only heard this type of reference in hardware stores, when ordering screen door for my S&B.
Odd that the question is being asked for an RV , because RV doors always have the hinge on the forward edge , so they can't blow open during travel.
What part are you needing to order?
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AS I remember Right hand swing.



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When facing the door from outside, is the handle on the left? If the handle is on the left, it's a LH door. If the handle is on the right, it's a RH door, not often found on the curb side of an RV!

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RH or LH Entry Door ?

Traditionally, in the design and building professions, the "handing" of a door was determined by the hinge location, because the hinge location is immutable. If you face the door on the side to which the door opens and the hinge is on the right, it is a right hand door.

About thirty or so years ago some folks thought this was too hard to understand, (?), so they started figuring 'well, if the handle's on the left, you'd reach for it with your left hand, so THAT'S a left hand door.' [probably some DIY show producer] Of course, that completely overlooks the fact that if you use your left hand to open a door with the knob on the left toward you, you'll crack the door right into your forehead. Most folks in that circumstance reach across with their *right* hand and pull the door across their path and out of the way. In any event, it seems silly to base the definition on which hand the user might choose-- a variable not controllable. Hinges, on the other hand, don't move.

That said, as another poster pointed out, all RV doors have the hinge forward. Traditionally, an RV door on the curbside would be a right hand, on the driver side (never heard of one) would be left hand.
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GOOGLE IT!!!
You'll find that standing OUTSIDE looking at the door, the HINGE side denotes the RH/LH side - not the handle....
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #7
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Going through the doorway, a LH door swings to the Left, and vice versa.

Going through a doorway means that you would be pushing the door, not pulling it towards you.

Our MH's door handle is on the right side of the door (looking at it from the Inside). When opening the door to go outside, we push the door to the Left.

It is a LH door. HTH
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:12 AM   #8
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It would appear that the illustration below is wrong for an RV, but correct for a house. As some posts said, a curb side door, (latch on left) is a RH door. And therefore I ordered parts for a RH.
This was the part in question.....needing the LH or RH info.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121370815782...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Thanks to all for the info.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121370815782...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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When facing the door from outside, is the handle on the left? If the handle is on the left, it's a LH door. If the handle is on the right, it's a RH door, not often found on the curb side of an RV!

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RH or LH Entry Door ?

They all close in a "with the wind" direction, if on the curb side or road side.
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Notice that google is correct for house doors, but wrong for RV doors.
Door Swing Direction | Learn what Hand your Door Is
And now I've learned that steel entry doors on commercial buildings, are opposite house doors, making them the same as RV doors.
Amazing, we can get to the moon no problem, but we can't come up w/ a standard fpr handing a door !

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You'll find that standing OUTSIDE looking at the door, the HINGE side denotes the RH/LH side - not the handle....
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Install Gull Wing doors then you'll never have this problem again.
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I have been installing commercial doors for over 20 years and there is still confusion in the industry.


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If you are left handed, it is a left handed door...... Oh just confused again...
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