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Old 10-28-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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Question Securing CCD Sliding Doors

We are new Bambi owners and have found just one design flaw with the CCD line. The sliding plastic doors of the overhead bins have no means to be secured when traveling. So items can fall out of the bins at will.

Has anyone figured out a good solution to this problem?
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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We are new Bambi owners and have found just one design flaw with the CCD line. The sliding plastic doors of the overhead bins have no means to be secured when traveling. So items can fall out of the bins at will.

Has anyone figured out a good solution to this problem?
We had a similar problem with the medicine cabinet on our '01 Safari. There are a couple of solutions. One is to place some small dowell rods that fit into the tracks that the doors ride in. You cut them to length so the door is held in position.

Another easy way is to cut some packing foam or some other soft material that you wedge between the two doors where they meet. This makes the doors act as one unit and stops them from sliding.

We've used both methods with good success.

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Old 10-28-2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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a post some time back suggested putting bottle corks in the finger holes. haven't tried it myself but sounds like a fix. the first few trips ours did the same but has become better for some reason. it may be the suspention softening up with use. still on some very rough roads they tend to do this. Have even had the doors jump tracks and come completely out. some of these days I'm going to try the corks.----Pieman
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One more trick that worked, if the surface of the door is slick, like a mirror, those suction hooks work great. You know the kind you place in a shower, move the hook down and it creates a suction that holds the hook to the surface (we use these in the shower). You place one of these on the surface of the door which is on the inner track, where both doors meet in the center. This effectively stops the either door from sliding. I forgot all about this, but this is what our final solution was on the Safari. Easy on and off.

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Old 10-28-2004, 08:05 PM   #5
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Spring loaded tension curtain rods

That's what we use. Short ones available in curtain departments (I'm repeating what Mrs. Silverback said here...). And Camping World has their own more expensive version of the same thing. The CW variety is supposedly designed expressly for the purpose of securing sliding doors in RVs during travel.
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:55 AM   #6
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I've been using a strip of velcro through two holes. I got the cable tie type that has both parts of the velcro and cut them in half. The doors still shift a bit, but not enough to let anything fall out.
The corks sound like a good idea! Especially since I will need to collect them from some nice wine bottles when emptied?
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Low tech: A few folded paper towels or napkins wedged between offending plexi...

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Old 10-31-2004, 05:03 PM   #8
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I use the rubber stoppers in the finger holes method. Though the suction cup has appeal. Might have to 'speriment with that one. We didn't need the stoppers until Mister Handyman here siliconed the tracks to make them slide better.

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I found 5 wine bottle corks, they won't work. The holes are too big.
Jamie: I had to silicone the tracks or I couldn't slide them at all!
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We had a similar problem, and came up with a simple solution:

Ribbon tied between adjacent door holes. It works perfectly and secures completely.
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Old 08-14-2005, 10:37 PM   #11
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Hmmm, we must be doing something wrong as this has never been an issue for us...

We keep all of our dishes in Hold Everything padded storage containers:
Dishware storage

Our glasses, cups and food items go into trays (3 - 4 inch high sides) in the upper bins.

We've never had anything fall out and rarely are our sliders even out of place.
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Colorful velcro strips from any office supply store....that's what we use. Distaff side found them. They match the CCD color decor and look like they belong. Our local RV dealer store even carries them now.
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not wine corks.......sparkling wine corks!!

gotta go with the champagne cork.....or for those who hate the french......sparkling wine.

moet corks expand nicely at the ends and will work. so do crystal corks.....takes 2 for each 3 panel section. at 3-400$ per bottle, thats 16-1800$ for a 25-28ft trailer........pricey but it's an airstream!

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Old 08-15-2005, 10:13 PM   #14
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Ha, Crystal! Good stuff; nothing but the best!
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The solution we have found is to go to Home Depot and buy some of the foam pipe insulation (colored black and comes in 6 foot lengths) and cut it to 3 inch pieces and stick it into each finger hole on the sliding panels. The insulation may have to be trimmed down a bit with some scissors, it is typically too big in diameter. Additionally, by overlapping the panels and sticking the foam through two fingerholes you can make the panels one great big assembly so it won't slide, or fall out. Gerry Goffinet
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The factory has addressed this in the '08 models.

There's a spring clip in the end of the channel that puts just enough pressure to keep the panels from sliding. It works very well.

The clips look similar to what's on the frame of a window screen. Kind of an distended U shape.
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We went to the hardware section at Home Depot (nuts, bolts, etc.) and bought the number 5-1/2 black rubber stoppers and put them in the finger holes in the outer sliding doors. Lowes and old fashion hardware stores (if you can find one) probably have them too.
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Cable cuffs from Home Depot. Available in assorted sizes, 1 inch to 8 inches. Get the larger diameter size to secure the adjacent finger holes.

They are orange and match the orange accents in the CCD.

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