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Posted: 03/21/22 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I noticed that the bedroom door sometimes comes open during travel. I assume it's due to the rigors of going down the road and the FW frame flexing. I am worried the doorknob will eventually put a hole in the wall. Was thinking of a 2 way door stop like this one:
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But the FW door gap is greater at the floor than a residential door.

I guess I could make one out of wood and attach foam rubber to it. I am concerned a magnetic latch wouldn't hold it on a bad road.

Anyone have this issue and a solution?


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I have an issue with a pocket door that I want to put a door stop. But it also has a large gap at the ground. So I am following this post.


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way2roll our bathroom door does that too, if we seat it just right it will stay closed, but often it was bouncing around. I started by by cutting the plate a bit wider, but the final solution was to get a new knob and that solved the problem. I was about to install something like this


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Velcro? Or get a dead bolt.


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If you have a bit too much distance between the door, and door jam, you may be able to add a shim behind the striker plate. A piece of paint stick, or popsicle stick glued behind, stained to match, might work. Like mentioned, a new knob, with longer sliding latch may be a good fix.

As to the pocket door, that Janss mentioned, mine has a factory installed strap with snap, as I'd think many would have.

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MFL wrote:

If you have a bit too much distance between the door, and door jam, you may be able to add a shim behind the striker plate. A piece of paint stick, or popsicle stick glued behind, stained to match, might work. Like mentioned, a new knob, with longer sliding latch may be a good fix.

As to the pocket door, that Janss mentioned, mine has a factory installed strap with snap, as I'd think many would have.

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Ditto to both answers here.

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I have a Monaco DP with 2 pocket doors, one on each side of the bathroom, with things you push down and lock while moving. I have never had a door move while moving unless I forgot to push them down. Not trying to be a jerk but if you look at the higher end units you find all kinds of little things that make life easier.

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Screen door hook and eye.

Also, I had a pocket door into the bathroom that would not stay open. Put a small cup hook in the wall on each side (one in BR; one in Bath), set horizontal. Hook a big rubber band between them.


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Thanks for the replies. All good ideas. The bathroom door jamb may be close enough to bungee the BR door knob to it but first I'll try adjusting the strike plate or hinge plates although it's not really off the way it is. In reading posts on similar issues on another forum, it seems East West doors have this issue more than North South doors. I would imagine there is more lateral flex than longitudinal. And more of a TT or FW issue than a MH, I assume because of the chassis frame on a towable has more flex. I'd rather not permanently attach anything to the door or frame that I didn't have to, to keep things looking stock. I could make a 2 sided door stop from 1x with some rubber feet easy enough (at least the plans in my head seem easy).

To the poster with the pocket door issue, mine came with a strap and snap as another poster noted. Seems easy enough to install something like that even if you did it with Velcro.

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How about a magnetic door stop?
Door stop.


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