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Old 06-23-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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Options for limiting front door swing?

I am looking for ways to limit the front door swing on my 2014 FB 23' Flying cloud. This model has a window that opens where the door will swing and hit. Didn't realize when I bought and after the fact a friend who owns the same model said dealer told them, "Don't ever open that window, it's disaster waiting to happen.". I have a jeep and my jeep doors have a fabric band that attaches to the door and the inside so it can only swing to 90degrees. Thinking about rigging something like this up, but know others must have this problem and may have great solutions.
Anyone got a fix/hack for this?
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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I just never open the window. Have another right next to it aft, so no sweat


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Old 06-23-2016, 12:02 PM   #3
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
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Thanks, that is how I have been living, but the window is my dining table, so it's prime seating in my little airstream, and needs the breeze if possible
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:44 PM   #5
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I have same model. It is a disaster waiting to happen. Even thought of wiring window locks shut. Don't open. The large window next to it provides plenty of breeze.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:20 PM   #6
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Another great engineering screw up by Airstream. Common sense did not prevail by designers as I see many things not thought out in newer AS, For price of AS you would expect a better product. This probably why 1974 was last life time warranty as corporate was looking for more profit and building cheaper with QC a joke.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:44 PM   #7
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We realized the same thing after we did our remodel and had changed the window over what is now our dinette. Came up with a solution to add a SS bar that attached to the door and the side of AS. Bar is about 20" long and stores easily went not needed. It hold the door open and secure so we can open our window. Hope this gives you some ideas.
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:04 PM   #8
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Same engineering brilliance exhibited in the 28 floor plan of the door being able to swing into an open front window. The bar exhibited above is probably the best solution if one still wants the front window operational.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:44 PM   #9
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Problem is if door ACCIDENTLY fully opened while windo open. The bar wouldn't prevent damage.
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Same advice I gave your friends:
Pretend that window doesn't open. Same advice I give to the 28' people, and for the same reason. All it takes is a gust of wind when you're not expecting it when opening the door.
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Easy fix, hang on to the door when ooening😜
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Darn auto correct, "opening".
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Darn auto correct, "opening".

No worries. I always hang on the door when ooening so I didn't think it was a typo 😜
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We realized the same thing after we did our remodel and had changed the window over what is now our dinette. Came up with a solution to add a SS bar that attached to the door and the side of AS. Bar is about 20" long and stores easily went not needed. It hold the door open and secure so we can open our window. Hope this gives you some ideas.
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Thanks so much for sharing your fix and the pics, that is a great modification!
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