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Old 02-18-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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Entrance door "STOP"

When we open the door on our Winnebago Sightseer 33C and are not careful, the door bangs into the extended curb side slide out. We usually place a small piece of split swimming noodle on the edge of the slide as a bumper. What I'm looking for is a permanent solution in the form of a "gas prop" on the door. Has anyone installed such a gas prop ... if so I would like info on which prop and hardware was used and where installed (top or bottom of door). Thanks for input
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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I would consider placing rubber bumpers on the top and bottom of the door to cushion the door hitting the slide out. Using a single gas prop may tweek the door if a strong wind should slam the door open.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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There should be a black rubber bumper about 5" about the door handle that will come in connect with edge of the trim on the slide out when it is out.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:50 PM   #4
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Bumper?

gwtriker, attached is a picture of the rubber bumper. They stopped using the rubber bumper and door catch on 1-26-14 and went to a different door. I can not see that must difference between to older door and the new door except for bigger hinges.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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3-Ts RV, in Lake Havasu City, AZ has a T-21 Door Stop that might help. Check their web site and if it looks interesting, give them a call. I just bought one, shipping and all about $168 for the part.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:37 AM   #6
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We had a similar problem but ours was hitting the awning arm, solved it by sticking a small clear bumper on the awning arm
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:57 PM   #7
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When we open the door on our Winnebago Sightseer 33C and are not careful, the door bangs into the extended curb side slide out. We usually place a small piece of split swimming noodle on the edge of the slide as a bumper. What I'm looking for is a permanent solution in the form of a "gas prop" on the door. Has anyone installed such a gas prop ... if so I would like info on which prop and hardware was used and where installed (top or bottom of door). Thanks for input
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I would have to see your coach/door arrangement to see if what you're thinking about, will work. I know what you're thinking. I just attended the annual Quartzsite event with some friends and, three of them have Country Coaches. One of them got tired of the door going past the 90 degree point when opened so, he installed a gas shock, at the top of the door. It was installed in such a manor that, when the door what shut, it was parallel to the coach and not very obnoxious looking.

When the door is open, it's as solid as a rock. That gas strut opens the door for them and stops at dead 90 degrees. When you try and push it farther than 90 degrees, it simply is do darn hard to do so. We had gusts of wind come up every now and then and, I watched that door during the gusts and, that door was a rock.

I'm thinking of doing the same exact install on our present coach, an Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330 CAT. I just need to know how the door jamb is constructed so I can install the top bracket.
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I've seen some RV doors at RV shows with a gas strut arrangement at the bottom of the door. Like this:



It requires a special screen door with some clearance at the bottom, but food for thought.
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