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Old 02-18-2015, 10:05 PM   #1
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"Wind blown" door slams open/closed

Any owners out there who have added a strut system to their entrance door? Having a hard time finding a strut system for our coach door and, can't stand it slaming open or closed. Please provide vendor info if you have made this mod. Picture would always be nice. Thanks
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:43 AM   #2
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If REALLY interested go to the "Monaco section" then thumb down to Quartzsite 2015... Then page 13 and message #180.......
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This is a thread in the Monaco Owners area. Look at post #30 and following.

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Came stock on my Jayco Greyhawk. great to have
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The factory scissor type hinge can be adjusted to hold the door open even in a heavy breeze/wind, but the strut will offer the resistance while opening/closing the door that the scissor hinge can't.

Maybe you just need the hinge adjusted?
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The factory scissor type hinge can be adjusted to hold the door open even in a heavy breeze/wind, but the strut will offer the resistance while opening/closing the door that the scissor hinge can't.

Maybe you just need the hinge adjusted?

I lot of us have grown tired of "adjusting" that hinge! It works for a while, but it's just a matter of time!

I'm gonna be installing the strut on my rig very soon!
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Thanks.... That's what I'm talking about!
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Wink Here ya go

Our Neus Phantom 23P Class C came with this strut mounted above the door. It works very well:



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I use a bungee from the door handle inside to the mirror arm, door stays open.
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I would like to do the same thing. I broke or others broke the door latch and door handle from the door slamming. I am constantly telling people don't slam the door. I sound like a grouchy old man all the time. I finally put my foot down and don't let the kids in the MH unless I say so. Sounds rough but I don't carry an extra door handle with me and it is a pain climbing in the driver door when it breaks. Lucky to have 2 doors.
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I made mine out of aluminum angle iron and SS bolts/nuts. See pics.
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Thanks Charlie for the pictures and great solution. where did you source your material?
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Charlie, is that an air cylinder or a solid piece holding the door open?
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Ace Hardware or Home D,Lowes has a raw stock section. 2 each SS bolts, 4 SS nuts. one 1/2" aluminum angle iron.
Saw off hex head on bolt after tightening. No cylinder just aluminum angle iron. I made the angle iron in 2 pieces for storage purposes.
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