Originally Posted by bass-o-matic
Building a Canned Ham/Airstream mutant.
I have a door frame from an old donor canned ham. Before I install it don't you want the door to open from the left? hinged on the right? from the outside?
So that when you're driving down the road the wind won't catch it and make it fly open?
Basically, if you have an awning, you don't want the open door to smack into the awning arm before it swings fully open. With the typical Airstream having an entrance door at the front, and the door under the awning, the door has to be hinged on the left side so that the door swings away from the awning arm, not towards it.
Since your trailer will be a hybrid, consider where the door will be relative to the awning arms, and then decide which way to make it swing.
There are several posts here on the Forums that detail different approaches taken by people who wanted to wedge their doors shut in transit to prevent the door from opening while underway. I'll leave it to you to search for them. Keywords "door" and "wedge" should do it, I think.
On edit, Reinergirl and dkottum have already said the same in fewer words. Dare I say, great minds…