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Old 12-19-2010, 03:50 AM   #15
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Just curious, does this problem still exist on newer Airstreams; or is this isolated to older models?
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:02 AM   #16
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I have a 1998 34' and it also has a suicide door.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:25 AM   #17
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To clarify my previous question: Do the doors on newer model Airstreams still have problems with cracks in the hinge area, as described in this thread; or has this design deficiency been fixed?
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:32 PM   #18
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To clarify my previous question: Do the doors on newer model Airstreams still have problems with cracks in the hinge area, as described in this thread; or has this design deficiency been fixed?
This has nothing to do with hinges or cracks. The latch bolt failed and the door opened. The force of the door hitting the camper cracked the internal framing of the door. The hinge, so far as I can see, is fine.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #19
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:41 PM   #20
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To clarify my previous question: Do the doors on newer model Airstreams still have problems with cracks in the hinge area, as described in this thread; or has this design deficiency been fixed?
Hi, No; The newer Airstream door latches are more like the ones on a late model car and the older Airstream door latches are more like a house type latch, But if you don't lock your door and/or close it completely, there is a slight possibility that your door could open while traveling. To be on the safe side, I always lock my door and lock the dead bolt too.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #21
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only down side to your woodworkers door locks is that someone could pull a fast one and lock them with you sleeping inside.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:08 PM   #22
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only down side to your woodworkers door locks is that someone could pull a fast one and lock them with you sleeping inside.
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Yup, that's a temptation. Someone could also just use a tree branch too. If your coach has a window next to the door, open it and reach out and.......
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:20 AM   #23
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The design by FreshAir is the one I use on my 05. I lock the door and use the wooden wedge. I trust the wedge more than the lock. It has never popped out of place while driving and gives me peace of mind.
Now, if I could figure out how to keep my fridge door from opening......
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Rodney, how did you fix the door?

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:37 PM   #25
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NEW FEATURE...I have and 'Article' under 'More' (in the drop down menus at the top of the front page). If that creates more questions ask again in a PM or on this thread.
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I have never even thought about the possibility of this happening....I see some sort of creative stop in my very near future...I like the one Neil did....very nice !
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