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Old 06-15-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Bathroom door handles

bathroom door is 1"thick. Handle protrudes into bedroom 2 1/4" and into bath 2 3/4". "L" shaped handles snag skin, garments, etc. My waist measures 34" (when inhaling). I want to replace with less invasive (skinnier) handles. Replacements on hardware market are for 1 1/2" doors. AS parts have no replacements nor ideas. Any help out there?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...tch-32520.html

These are available from the Airstream store but cost is about 150 bucks. They were available elsewhere for about half that and I think that source is mentioned in this thread.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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We call our bathroom door handle "Captain Hook"... Airstream began using a different one (the flush one) in 2007. We'd love to replace it with something else if it's not too complicated.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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The handle that is standard now can be purchased thru Perlane Sales, Inc. Perlane Sales- Rivnut, plusnut, insert, fastening systems, and more. Phone is 330-928-4866
The part number you are looking for is MR-04-106-24
You'll have to do a little cutting and a little reinforcement to the hollow core door, but the results are worth the effort...no more ripped pockets and snagged shirts. Cost was $70.00 plus freight.
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The previous owners cleaned our inside bathroom door handle with something that completely stripped off the finish. We replaced the handleset with one from OSH that looked nearly identical for less than $20, IIRC. It was made for a thicker door, but the part that is too long could just be hacksawed down with no ill effect. I'd just try to find a standard knob in the style you want and make sure you can cut or file down the core before installing.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:12 PM   #6
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Talking $24 mod to replace bath door handle

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We call our bathroom door handle "Captain Hook"... Airstream began using a different one (the flush one) in 2007. We'd love to replace it with something else if it's not too complicated.
OK, so it's not a flush-mounted replacement handle, but the total cost for parts was $24, and no wood cutting, shaping, etc. Took an hour (which includes 30 minutes of "am I doing this right?" second-guessing). Removed handle assembly and strike plates, then replaced with closet door "disk" handle inserts, drilled for the knobs. The latch is a spring-loaded ball bearing that nests into a depression in the new strike plate. To eliminate any rattling (which was a problem with the original door as well), I placed a small patch of velcro on the door frame next to the strike plate to keep the door quiet. The brushed aluminum looks pretty good, IMHO. Goodbye, Capt. Hook! [See photos]
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So where does one find such a knob?
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So where does one find such a knob?
It's a drawer-pull knob from a local hardware store. There is usually at least one model that is brushed aluminum.
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Excellent solution. Although it's not nearly as aesthetically pleasing as yours, here is what I did to solve the belt loop problem. I had all of the parts on hand, so it didn't cost much.

These are stainless electrical outlet cover plates with a drawer pull on the outside and a hole on the inside, which is nearly flush with the door. Solved the problem (and we can still hang stuff on the knob).
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Ranger, How do you keep door closed tightly and secureley when on the road? Looks great. Easy Sawyer
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We retrofitted with Perlane SouthCo latch.

Easy,
We went with Johnco's suggestion after seeing in on Daystreamr's website a few years ago.
See this thread:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...tch-32520.html
for the install, easy and I do not remember removing that much material. My install was just opening up the existing hole with a coping saw and some minor file work. Clean with no snags, and locks the door.
We also had a '06 19'Bambi, understand the issue.
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