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Old 07-15-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
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Intermediate Side Door Stopper

I don't like my side door not opens fully when I want to have deeper access behind the door or for example to wash there. The original MB door stopper option allows you to stop the door in a middle, and then to open it fully if you like. The Airstream made 2/3 of original door opening space with no ability to fully open the Sprinter's door.

I've made my research and figured out that the original MB parts for this option is pricy and pain in the neck to install it. Then I bought this small stopper for 40 bucks from Norton Fabrications.

I unscrewed the Airstream bracket-stopper (there are three screws on it) and put it on the shelf in my garage. Then I glued this new stopper on JB-weld epoxy.

It appears looks clean, and it works well, so I can open the door in a half, and I can open it fully as well.
Hopefully the JB-weld epoxy will hold it.
I will keep you posted after my following trip to New York next week.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:55 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:58 PM   #3
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I'm sorry I still can't post several pics in one message, so this is more picture
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:59 PM   #4
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Looks small and clean and practically invisible on the upper door rail
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:45 PM   #6
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Here's the website w/ lots of pics.

http://www.nortonfab.com/?product=sp...-van-door-stop

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Website doesn't look found...

Make sure to have a bigger slot for the model years 2014.5 and up, because Mercedes has changed the rail wheel size.
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I installed one on my 2012 Interstate, and it works great!
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Try this: http://www.nortonfab.com/?product=sp...-van-door-stop

On another note, does the add pics say you can only do one per post?
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On another note, does the add pics say you can only do one per post?
If you want to add multiple stops at different points in the door track, that shouldn't be a problem. You can still roll the door past the stop to the fully open position, so you should be able to roll past one stop to another stop, too.
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If you want to add multiple stops at different points in the door track, that shouldn't be a problem. You can still roll the door past the stop to the fully open position, so you should be able to roll past one stop to another stop, too.
I was refering to Mr. Bs inability to put more than one pic per post.
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I was refering to Mr. Bs inability to put more than one pic per post.
My mistake.
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:-)

When I "manage attachments", and insert a picture, then insert another one, and only the last one is appeared in the post.
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I installed one on my 2012 Interstate, and it works great!
What on you put it, two-sided tape or epoxy?
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