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Old 10-12-2019, 11:29 PM   #1
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Accordion bathroom door

The accordion bathroom door on Citation is locked closed. The Pin thatís Holds it into the ceiling wonít move down. Any solutions?
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:50 AM   #2
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Does it stay up when you push down on the handle? (like its broken somewhere?)

If so then push down on the handle and have someone pull down on the pin (standing on something).

You could also disassemble the assembly where the handle is and pull it down with pliers.
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:52 AM   #3
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Does it stay up when you push down on the handle? (like its broken somewhere?)

If so then push down on the handle and have someone pull down on the pin (standing on something).

You could also disassemble the assembly where the handle is and pull it down with pliers.
I tried all that and you canít disassemble it with the door closed because you canít get at the assembly. I cut the pin off and then duct taped the two parts together. When it came apart the pin reset itself and fell into the right place. Hopefully this will get me through the rest of the trip. If someone would have been in the bathroom they would have been locked in until I could find a saw somewhere or else I would have had to demolish the door. She would have been a very unhappy camper.

This wonít be an easy fix if I have to take door off because there are about 25 screws holding it to the doorframe.
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:10 PM   #4
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I tried all that and you can’t disassemble it with the door closed because you can’t get at the assembly. I cut the pin off and then duct taped the two parts together. When it came apart the pin reset itself and fell into the right place. Hopefully this will get me through the rest of the trip. If someone would have been in the bathroom they would have been locked in until I could find a saw somewhere or else I would have had to demolish the door. She would have been a very unhappy camper.

This won’t be an easy fix if I have to take door off because there are about 25 screws holding it to the doorframe.
I'd just take the pin out and come up with a different mechanism to keep the door closed and open.

On our 24.1 the pin still engages but doesn't hold strong enough to keep the door closed while driving down the road. My solution was to get some super strong magnetic drawer catches (Amazon) and hang them off the ceiling:
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(You may want to go with the less strong versions: The door stays closed on the road but the family complains that its too hard to open the door (and when you do its kind of loud--a little distracting for those midnight bathroom runs) ! LOL)

If/when our pin finally goes I'll likely add another one to hold the door in the open position--although I'll use a weaker version since we don't keep the door open on the road.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:29 PM   #5
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Look at the aftermarket pin units used to secure sliding patio doors on houses.
7 bucks, Mounts on the outside of the door skin, only latches when you want it latched.
Put one on outside for travel, one on inside for privacy.

https://www.amazon.com/Defender-Secu...0995304&sr=8-4
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