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Old 01-22-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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Spaces under doors

Do all the recent models have large gaps under the bathroom and folding doors? What's the purpose? It seems like the 3-4" space negates the privacy the doors should provide. Or do we have an anomoly?
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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We got them too...it seems standard....does anyone have a clue?
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:37 PM   #3
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Could be:

1) Larger gap = more room for error upon installation?
2) Makes for even increment of materials
3) Allows for flex while on the road
4) Your trailer is so big, you need to see if someone is "missing" in the other room

Uhhh...I don't know, seems odd.

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Old 01-22-2007, 11:50 PM   #4
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We got them too...it seems standard....does anyone have a clue?
Maybe a portal for passing reading materials?
Or....?
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:03 AM   #5
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Could it be for the HVAC air distribution within the unit?
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:32 AM   #6
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I thought it was for air circulation.
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I know that at least some SOBs have the space too. One brand we had had about 8 inches!
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:30 AM   #8
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Guess what? You are all right! Air circulation being one of the top five. Keeping the bottom away from the floor prevents scuffing and jamming and a few inches times 425 units = $ saved. But the one I like the best is the reading material portal! Very cleaver.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:55 AM   #9
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I have a heater vent in my bathroom so I think the ventilation is right on also.Sometimes it would get so hot in there when the heater is running.Then again it could be a way vent some air when the fan stops working also.I guess there is another good thing for the fantastic fans to be in the rear.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:10 AM   #10
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Thanks for the responses! We suspected it was for air cirulation but haven't camped in it enough for the logic to kick in. Seems like a big gap--but then again, some might like to have their Woodalls brought to them in the library
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One explanation not seen yet is so our Welsh corgi can get her nose scratched any time she wants. The bathroom is too small to have her with me in there.
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We have a Corgi mix and two Norfolks that "go to ground"--and can easily get down gopher holes with narrower openings than the "ventilation space". Hope they don't get any bright ideas!
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I know that at least some SOBs have the space too. One brand we had had about 8 inches!
Now THAT is for easy toilet paper roll distribution! Just roll me one under the door honey!
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WOW, you guys are lucky! We have a wet/bath so no space under the door. Once you are in, your in!
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WOW, you guys are lucky! We have a wet/bath so no space under the door. Once you are in, your in!
Does someone have to let you out?
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Think about it, your traveling down a bumpy road... The rig flexes......
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I'll bet a TV tray slips under there real smooth too!

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I'm installing solid cherry wood doors on the bath and rear bedroom, they will only have 3/4" floor clearance, like Janet said otherwise what's the point.

Good point about the heat in the bath, perhaps a vent in the hallway may work?
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