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Old 07-25-2006, 05:35 PM   #29
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Glad to hear it worked for you , mine worked just as I hoped it would , which is always a pleasant suprise . Looking foward to your pictures .
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:53 PM   #30
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Yes -- pictures are gooder! Thanks Mike. This was a good idea to ask about. I've got the two fixed windows but the door sure blocks light coming through.

I seem to recall a member with one of the 2005 FB Safaris. They had a suicide door that only opened 90 degrees, then hooked to the awning arm. I've heard maybe five of these were made but that may be wrong. I did see one at a dealer in June '05 and the bracket on the door had already loosened, probably from the human factor and wind.

Some of these suggestions sounded like a variation of the Hold-Awn system.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:08 PM   #31
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Finally, pix.....

Here are two pictures of the contraption that I use to hold the door open at about 90 degrees so as not to block the kitchen window. I used a 1/4-inch aluminum rod purchased at Home Depot. I bent both ends 90 degrees leaving about 2 inches on each end. I put shrink-wrap plastic over the rod, but this wasn't necessary and interestingly was the most expensive component, over $3 I think.

The two stainless steel attachment points on the trailer and the door are fairleads that I purchased at West Marine. They are fastened by self-tapping screws that took more effort than I had expected. Wow, the skin of an Airstream is tough stuff. I put silicone caulk in the holes just for good measure.

Each fairlead spans a rivet head as suggested in one of the earlier posts. This would help alleviate any rubbing on the body panels, but in reality nothing moves very much. As I said, the strink-fit cover also for guarding against rubbing seems unnecessary because this whole contraption is fairly rigid and the wind has little effect.

All in all, we are quite pleased with the installation. Now the door stays put and the window over the sink can be opened and we can see out without having the door block the view.

One note that might interest those who would replicate our contraption: be sure that the two fairleads are not the same distance from the hinge point otherwise they would interfere with each other when you open the door completely. The photo showing the rod attached shows the two locations we chose for the fairleads.
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Nice effort Mike!
I'll be in San Diego this weekend....You did such a fine job how about an installation on my AS. This door thing is a bit of a pain. I must say I like this solution. You should forward this idea to Airstream it could be incorporated into the holding clip very easily in future models. It would become officially known as the MYOUNG doodad.
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:28 PM   #33
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Nice effort Mike!
I'll be in San Diego this weekend....You did such a fine job how about an installation on my AS.
Thanks for the kind words. Sorry to disappoint you but our home in San Rafael is about 500 miles north of San Diego. Just follow 101 north until you get to Lucas Valley Road, go west 3 miles and you will be almost here. Simple directions but a bit of a hike.
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Ah... after a bit of searching this is just the thread I was looking for. I'm making one of these "hold-openers" tomorrow. Again, the forum comes through!
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Good idea. Unfortunately if you have the beltline molding covering the rivets - and I do - it won't work.
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No, there is no beltline molding on my CCD. It looks like post #31 and should be an easy thing to do.
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