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Old 03-16-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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Need ideas for entry door restrainer.

Anyone here have a good solution for an entry door restrainer/limiter? Our rig is an '02 Horizon, and Winnebago did not put a very effective door-stop or opening limiter on these model years. So when parked in CG, and entry door opened/screen door closed, a gust of winds catches the door, and springs it further open than it should go. Gust from the front of coach blows the door shut.

For years, I have used a bungie cord to try to limit outswing, but that is a PITA, and doesn't solve the prob. Newer models, and other brands, have a device mounted to the top of the door, which, when open, will hold it open, and keep it from blowing shut. But that device needs about 3/4" space between the top of the door, and the door frame, and this model doesn't have it.

Mods; If this should be in another area, please move it, as this may not be a problem for just Winnebago models. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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Here's one idea from over on rvforum.net: Entry door stop strap

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Old 03-16-2014, 12:04 PM   #3
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Something like this might work - mounted on the top or bottom.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:28 PM   #4
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:46 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions so far;

Chris, the strap may be the only thing that will work with this door, but it doesn't help when the wind is blowing it shut. I'd like to have a positive stop that will hold it open, if possible.

Mich F; I don't have enough clearance for the pneumatic holder. In fact, the other "hinged" mechanism that I was going to install, also requires more space than I have between frame and door. Good idea, but won't work on mine.

Dan; I'll check into what 3T's have. Thanks.
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You could try the system used on the Vistas
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CaptBill, are you positive you don't have room for one of those gas strut cartridges? My Spirit came with one of those bars in garykk's post. I saw another Spirit, which I assume was built after mine, which is actually where I took that picture of the strut. In looking at mine it appears there is enough clearance to install one.

Oh never mind I just reread your follow up post and it looks like you're sure you don't have the space.
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