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Old 02-22-2018, 01:34 PM   #11
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If you are talking about the piece you slide open for opening the screen door, another idea is to replace it with a piece of plexiglass. I can’t remember the thickness of it, but the piece I used I bought at Lowe’s. I will try attaching a picture of what I did. For the “grip”to open, I just attached a clear Command strip hook, if you zoom in on the photo you can see it. I also replace the rest of that area with the clear plexiglass. I wanted more of a “view”when the door is open.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:14 AM   #12
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I was not aware that Dexter even made "right hand swing" doors for RV applications. Typically that would be a hazard if the door happened to "jar open" while towing. If the wind caught it, it would do considerable damage to the trailer/door at 60 MPH. That's why all RV doors that I've seen in the past 20 years all have "left hand swing"....
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I agree with the idea that a door opening the other way looks dangerous and I feel safer with a door that would be pushed closed by wind while towing if it started to open.

While you are correct to think that most have left swing, not ALL do. MANY of the Airstreams have "right hand swing" doors in my observations of the smaller ones anyway. That kind of bothers me.

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Old 02-24-2018, 09:26 AM   #13
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Airstream does (always has) have a number of trailer models with "right hand swing" hinges. Why they choose to do that with outswing doors is something I can't answer. I will say that they don't use "Dexter doors" or "Lippert doors" on their trailers. They are all "custom doors" built by the Airstream factory and they typically have die-cast frames, not welded or extruded aluminum frames. I've often wondered the same thing as you, "Why would they do that, it looks dangerous to me".....

I will say that our Airstream door opened "properly" and not "backerds to reason".... but .....


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