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Old 09-10-2019, 07:39 PM   #1
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2005 Journey 36G - door opening too far

How far should the entry door open on my Journey 36G? I'm wondering if there is something broken in the linkage in the center between the hinges. The door can open all the way forward where it can strike the right rear view mirror.
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How far should the entry door open on my Journey 36G? I'm wondering if there is something broken in the linkage in the center between the hinges. The door can open all the way forward where it can strike the right rear view mirror.
Papa Dave,
Yep, lots of us have had that problem. Winne's door system is by far, one of the worst in the RV industry. That door weighs probably around a couple hundred pounds and, if the wind catches it, which it does quite frequently, the door limiter is totally useless. 3T's RV center in Lake Havasu City AZ, developed a sort of band aid to the issue. But, it's a band aid, at best. What I did was actually quite simple.

I took the inner door plastic skin off and developed a set of 1" Nylon webbing straps, three of them that, are attached to the steep section of the door, about a foot into it from the left, as you look at the open door. Then, the other end is attached to the door jamb. Neither attachment point for those straps, interferes with anything on or in the door or, its ability to function or close. What they do is, limit the amount of opening, the door travels to. In my case, I designed them to limit the door to 90 degrees, PERIOD. Now, almost no matter how much wind comes up, those three straps will stop that door from going past 90 degrees.
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