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Old 08-16-2006, 08:08 PM   #29
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Hello jp , Nope my 60 does not have that plate and it seems many others don't either as alot of doors have flown off .Mine is original ,never had tthe skin or the inside walls apart that I can see ,Im certain it would not have been removed.Does yours have a plate at the bottom hinge also? Are they fitted curved to match the curvature of the skin ? Interesting ...

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Old 08-16-2006, 09:05 PM   #30
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Has anyone else tried the suicide door fix shown on theVAP Podcast Episode 8? Check almost to the bottom of the web page. It looks simple enough to construct, but I want to hear from someone using it.
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:09 PM   #31
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We have an '06 Safari 30' and it has the "suicide" style door. Thought all Airstreams did now days except the rear door Safari FB.
No. The 28' Safari slide has a non-suicide door.


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Old 08-16-2006, 10:16 PM   #32
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Has anyone else tried the suicide door fix shown on theVAP Podcast Episode 8 http://www.thevap.com/content/view/66/82/? Check almost to the bottom of the web page. It looks simple enough to construct, but I want to hear from someone using it.
That doohickey thing sure does look simple to make!
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:20 AM   #33
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Hi,

I have seen the doohickey thingy in use! Stephanie Roberts (a moderator, I think...) has one on her Caravelle. She says it works great! Looks like it would to me! But, we still tie our door shut... haven't got over having it blow off on the interstate....

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Old 08-17-2006, 04:41 AM   #34
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I have seen the doohickey thingy in use! Stephanie Roberts (a moderator, I think...) has one on her Caravelle. She says it works great! Looks like it would to me! But, we still tie our door shut... haven't got over having it blow off on the interstate....

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)
Its good to know it works, I'll probably go this route for a quick fix. But then, I haven't had the experience of my door blowing off while going down the highway! This thread made me sit up and pay attention!
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Hello jp , Nope my 60 does not have that plate and it seems many others don't either as alot of doors have flown off .Mine is original ,never had tthe skin or the inside walls apart that I can see ,Im certain it would not have been removed.Does yours have a plate at the bottom hinge also? Are they fitted curved to match the curvature of the skin ? Interesting ...

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it's not really curved, but does match the angle of the walls at both hinge points. it's definitely original. it was pop riveted to the ribs, then the hinge rivets sandwich the skin between them. very sturdy. i can't believe they didn't put them on all the trailers!

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Old 03-04-2007, 10:31 PM   #36
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The suicide door on my 59 traveler has blown open so many times that the door is sprung out of shape. anyone have advice on getting it back in shape so it seals tight? I am hoping that if i drill out and rplace most of the rivets that are broken it will pull back into shape. I am alos hoping that a standard dedbolt will keep it from happening again.
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Yes, a fellow Airstreamer told me of his piece of wood that he used to 'latch'
the door..I think the door has swung open so many times espectially when we're parked on uneven ground, that the door or hinges are warped and that the door doesn't even latch securely..one of the suggestios we got was to replace the hinges and/or pins and/or door knob..any suggestions?..how 'bout just taking a hammer and poundin' the hinges?...just kidding
PAULA....I told you about that wood 'lock'. I made one for my trailer and it works like a charm...doesn't fall off either. There is a thread in search about making one and there is a post about that a couple of posts back on this thread. Oh, awright I will make one for you. I'll bring it to you at Casini.

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Here's the one I made.
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put those on eBay... you'll make a fortune! (might wanna paint em silver, though).



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put those on eBay... you'll make a fortune! (might wanna paint em silver, though).



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You can paint them any color you want. Blue might be nice too. As for Ebay I heard someone else a while back sold some that way. Mom used to tell me if you want to become rich find a need and then fill it. I listened to mom....sometimes.
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mine always said "do what you love... money will follow..."

doesn't always work, though huh?

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mine always said "do what you love... money will follow..."

doesn't always work, though huh?

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Yeah, heard that one too. I love my kids and my 'money is following' them.....and theirs.
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