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Old 03-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Need Ideas to make sliding bedroom doors stronger

Really would like some ideas on ways to make the Sliding Doors to the bedroom stronger in our RV - planning a big trip (to Alaska) soon and would like to find ways to improve the strength of the bedroom sliding doors.

Also would love ideas on ways people have changed the look of the hump between the drivers and passenger seats in the RV. We just had tile flooring put in the RV (took out the carpet) and want to change the hump or redo it somehow, but have no idea on what to do.

Really would appreciate any ideas or advice, thanks so much, Darlene
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We removed all of the carpet in our motor home except in the cabin and installed laminate flooring. We bought some Marine grade vinyl and plan to cover the doghouse with it.
The carpet on the doghouse is glued on and Winnebago uses a very aggressive glue which may make the carpet very hard to remove. At this point we plan to put the vinyl over the carpet.
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Sliding Bedroom doors and Doghouse help

Thanks Clay, good to know about the glue issue, never thought about how the carpet was put on there. Thank you again!!! Darlene
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Hi Darlene. Exactly what do you mean by "make the doors stronger?" Are you looking to replace the doors, or just need a way to hold them in a track or something? Are the existing doors wood or another type?

I think most people leave the doghouse carpeted, though they might have the carpet replaced after a time. Remember that the doghouse is the access to your engine, so be sure you don't restrict access to it with a new covering. Some people add small tables that are designed to fit over the doghouse.
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Hi Sarah
The door are wood, but they are very flimsy and tend to come off the rollers or track at times - want to stabalize them or make them stronger - don't know about replacing them or if anyone has done that on their own. They stay back when driving - but have had them come off track while using them and very hard to get back ontrack. Hope this makes sense
Thanks for your response, Darlene
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That makes perfect sense, Darlene. If you are handy, you might go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get new track hardware for your door. Are the little wheel mechanism thingys made of plastic? (A technical name...haha.) That would be cheaper than buying a new door. Also, you might consider some sort of latch that would hold the door in place when closed.
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That makes perfect sense, Darlene. If you are handy, you might go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get new track hardware for your door. Are the little wheel mechanism thingys made of plastic? (A technical name...haha.) That would be cheaper than buying a new door. Also, you might consider some sort of latch that would hold the door in place when closed.
Good ideas, probably new track device would be the best bet - the door stays put when traveling, when parked and in use it is just flimsy - I am going to go look at some of those THINGYS and give it a try - sounds good!!
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