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Old 07-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Please pass on this suggestion to your engineers:

I would recommend that the bedroom door in the 3750FL be replaced with a pocket door instead of the standard door. If the standard door is not closed or happens to open in transit and the slides are operated.....Ouch!

 
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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Hope that does not mean that you experienced the pain. First thing I did was replace the cheapo door handles with some real hardware from Lowes. My mental checklist still includes checking the bedroom door prior to extending or retracting the slides however. Ironically, the first display of a 3750 that I looked at had the bedroom door missing, it wasn't too hard to figure out what happened.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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I installed a "door clip" (link below) attached on the bedroom wall along the floor, and the back side of the door. Keeps the door in an open position with no fear of having it getting caught in the slides. Problem solved.

http://tweetys.com/3c-clipdoorholderpw.aspx
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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I installed a doorstop on mine that hinges down and keeps the door open while we travel.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:18 AM   #5
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Yep, Bingo, you read into my post. We got home from a trip and put the slides out. DW went into the RV to unload the desk and could not open the desk door. She yelled to me outside that the dining slide did not go out all the way. The bedroom slide is the last to go out and I can't put it out 100% because it will hit the RV cover. So I need to bring them all in and start over to make sure the dining slide goes all the way out. Remote in hand, I brought the slides back in and I heard DW yell. Crunch, crack, bang, and &^^&$, **%$#, #%^$&. She didn't tell me she opened the bedroom door and I didn't ask. She thought the remote had buttons for each slide and I was only going to move the dining slide. She did not realize that one button moved all three. Well, the door is cracked and the door knob broke the mirror in the closet door. Oh well.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:39 AM   #6
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Ouch!! Sorry Joe, there is nothing I can contribute to help the situation, other than I am pretty sure that it won't happen again. 3750 owners take heed, check the bedroom door each and every time before extending or retracting the slides.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:35 AM   #7
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A better latch (or in our case-a child proof cabinet latch) on the cabinet below the refrigerator would prevent the door from sliding out in transit and getting caught in the slide and since you cannot get back there to check to see if has come unlatched.
Been there, done that, dealer got to buy a new drawer assembly for us.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:20 PM   #8
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Heard from my dealer....not too bad. $235 for parts and installation. The door and mirror will be put into their next coach sent from Keystone to save the packing and shipping costs, which were another $200. Just have to wait for their next delivery. The door works and I can take out the broken mirror. Lessons learned...
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:10 PM   #9
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This suggestion may be too late for you Captain Joe. We do not have the remote and the DW ALWAYS opens the slides from inside, (of course the switch in on the inside), while I walk around to make sure nothing is binding on the outside. Works well for us......Never had a problem with slides......
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:49 PM   #10
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quote:Originally posted by exav8tr

This suggestion may be too late for you Captain Joe. We do not have the remote and the DW ALWAYS opens the slides from inside, (of course the switch in on the inside), while I walk around to make sure nothing is binding on the outside. Works well for us......Never had a problem with slides......
Same here, I never could figure out why anybody would open the slides from the outside...how do you know what's happening inside?? On more than one occasion, we've partially opened a slide only to stop it due to a cabinet door being ajar or something having fallen on the floor...those things you can't see if you are outside.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:30 AM   #11
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I opened the slides from the inside then went outside to watch the last couple of feet on the bedroom slide since it comes within and inch or two of my RV cover. While I was outside, DW went inside, opened the bedroom door to start unpacking, and on the way out noticed that the dining slide was not all the way out. Our normal routine just got interrupted by the dining slide and we lost concentration. Still kicking myself.
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Ain't getting old fun???
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It sure is Jim and ya gotta laugh it off.
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