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Old 05-26-2021, 10:19 PM   #1
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Storage Compartments some mechanism for open/close support

Hi our 2020 vegas 1 storage compartment has a bracket to keep it open.
the onein th rear near the SP hookup. Most of th eothers swing open and close if not held. So if wind blows th door swing open side to side. Wondering if their is a reasonable easy fix for some control arm/
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Old 05-27-2021, 03:20 PM   #2
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Really good question. I think a simple prop (hinged?) could do the job. Like a compact car’s hood support. It could a small 1/2x1/2 aluminum angle from the hardware store. A small piece with a bolt and nut for the hinge and just a hole on the other end to drop on a raised screw head.
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Old 05-27-2021, 03:40 PM   #3
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I agree with gnach: Adding a something like the hydraulic struts that hold up a rear door on a hatchback will do the job.
In fact: I have them on my rig...

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/at...1&d=1622130566
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Old 05-27-2021, 03:59 PM   #4
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Be careful. You don’t want something so strong that the door will remain open if the lock fails while driving.

Had a latch fail on the Challenger when driving.
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...Felt like the flaps were deployed, and you were landing an unruly airplane...
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Old 05-27-2021, 04:46 PM   #6
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...Felt like the flaps were deployed, and you were landing an unruly airplane...
I believe that is why all the compartments opened forward. The engineers did get that part of the design right.
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Old 05-27-2021, 04:50 PM   #7
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No suicide doors...
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Old 05-27-2021, 04:50 PM   #8
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Hi my expert friends : here is exactly what it looks like. I need help.. doors are thin need some small door holder
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:12 PM   #9
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Take a look at my picture in Post #3...
I hope that it can help you!
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Old 05-27-2021, 06:18 PM   #10
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yes thx post #3 .. i will see if lowes or ace hardware has these thx
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Old 05-27-2021, 06:20 PM   #11
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amazon has will check for some small ones all around walmart etc thx
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Let us know how this project ends up...
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Old 05-27-2021, 06:46 PM   #13
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finally found what i need. 1 storage has this lock.. i have 3 that fly open and need a smaller version of this. there is a number on it ..i may call thor to see what part number what it may be too big for the other 3 smaller compartments
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Old 05-27-2021, 06:54 PM   #14
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Or you can just do what TTs have done for decades:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C7NRF5K/



Basically $1 a door.
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Old 05-27-2021, 07:08 PM   #15
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Old 05-27-2021, 07:37 PM   #16
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i cant tell how these mount or if they hold the door open?
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Ahhh...
It looks as if you mount it to the outer wall of your RV, and "catch" the door with it: holding it open...
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Old 05-27-2021, 08:06 PM   #18
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oh i have seen those. not confortable yet drilling into the outside of the MH sorry
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How do you feel about epoxy?
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have never used on RV the epoxy. do not know what type etc
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