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Old 03-04-2018, 05:09 PM   #21
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THANKS, you may have saved my dear hubbie's life! After several severe headbumps I can really appreciate this. Will let you know how it goes to get it in our 3790.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:03 AM   #22
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Thanks for sharing. Now I need to check our rig to see if we can do something similar. Tried self closing hinges but they werenít strong enough. This might be the trick.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:24 AM   #23
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I love this idea! I think this darn door over the switches is second in frequency of use only to the one the booze hides behind.. I’m actually considering just taking the damn thing off..
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:58 PM   #24
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Been in this camper full time for 6 weeks now and I have hit my head on the control cabinet door twice - but far worse - left it open and DW hit her head on the darn thing three times this week -which was not a good thing. Luckily the gun was not loaded and I lived to tell this story.

I needed an immediate fix. The cabinet slider idea will not work in my unit due to the half bath door left of the control cabinet. I went to Home Depot and found a Door and Window alarm by Defiant for $9.99. Mounted it while ago. It makes a god-awful noise when the cabinet door is opened and keeps making the noise until the door is closed. It is a sufficiently annoying noise to remind me to close the door. I will not be leaving the door open any more. I will not leave the cabinet door open anymore. I will not leave the cabinet door open anymore. I will not leave the cabinet door open anymore.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:26 AM   #25
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Been in this camper full time for 6 weeks now and I have hit my head on the control cabinet door twice - but far worse - left it open and DW hit her head on the darn thing three times this week -which was not a good thing. Luckily the gun was not loaded and I lived to tell this story.

I needed an immediate fix. The cabinet slider idea will not work in my unit due to the half bath door left of the control cabinet. I went to Home Depot and found a Door and Window alarm by Defiant for $9.99. Mounted it while ago. It makes a god-awful noise when the cabinet door is opened and keeps making the noise until the door is closed. It is a sufficiently annoying noise to remind me to close the door. I will not be leaving the door open any more. I will not leave the cabinet door open anymore. I will not leave the cabinet door open anymore. I will not leave the cabinet door open anymore.

There has to be an Aggie joke in here somewhere.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:48 AM   #26
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Great now my better half wants one - great idea and great job. Montana should pay you for the idea. I know I have bumps from hitting my head and lumps from the tongue lashing I get from DW when I leave it open.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:49 PM   #27
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I had a couple hours and some scrap materials, this is what I came up with.
I hope DW didnít want the flagplole in the corner of the garage..😬
I made the weight from a piece of tubing and some melted wheel weights, the cord is a Harley Trunk lid wire. The weight slides inside the aluminum tube (from the flagpole) and closes the door. You cannot leave it open.
I donít have YouTube and MOC wonít accept a video file so you guys will have to use your imaginations and make the noises yourself.😏
Picture is sideways but itís the only way itíll fit. The door closes just hard enough to engage the roller catch.

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:08 PM   #28
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That's pretty there Mark good job.

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Old 03-22-2018, 05:54 AM   #29
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i'm doing that this weekend. I have had my trailer since last Sept, been in it a dozen times and have almost knocked myself out half a dozen times
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:11 AM   #30
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Slick. 2 thumbs up.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:21 AM   #31
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Sounds like my DH wrote this.
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