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Old 08-20-2010, 11:39 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by NJtoNC View Post
Right so the argument that the doors were one direction to accommodate an awning is moot; i see 62's with suicide and non-suicide doors; so (permanently mounted awnings) cant be the reason for the door direction switch.
No, its not moot; just because the factory does or doesn't install something isn't the only reason to make "allowances" for the future possibility, if the market demands it.
Around the same time, they started making "allowances" for air conditioners, too. they'd run a wire to the spot where an a/c unit would be mounted...if the dealer or owner wanted to add one later. (they also installed drain-tubes...just in case 2 things: a: the owner wanted an a/c, and B, said a/c was built to accept a drain tube; not all of them do...in fact, most don't.).

In the WB era, there were lots and lots of exceptions...its as if each unit was custom built, so you'll see all sorts of variations. Like the one above, that Frank posted...that floor plan probably screamed out for a window in that spot, and a right-hinged door would have mucked that up. Some new trailers have a window on one side, and a sidewall fridge vent on the other. bad design, imo.

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