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janetb 01-22-2007 11:28 PM

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?
Janet

TIMEMACHINE 01-22-2007 11:31 PM

We got them too...it seems standard....does anyone have a clue?

InsideOut 01-22-2007 11:37 PM

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. :huh:

Shari :flowers:

Janet H 01-22-2007 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TIMEMACHINE
We got them too...it seems standard....does anyone have a clue?

Maybe a portal for passing reading materials?
Or....? :)

Poprivet 01-23-2007 12:03 AM

Could it be for the HVAC air distribution within the unit?

Goin camping 01-23-2007 12:32 AM

I thought it was for air circulation.

starflyte1 01-23-2007 08:14 AM

I know that at least some SOBs have the space too. One brand we had had about 8 inches!

rickandsandi 01-23-2007 08:30 AM

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. :lol:

Devoman 01-23-2007 09:55 AM

Space
 
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.:lol:

janetb 01-23-2007 11:10 AM

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:rolleyes:

CanoeStream 01-23-2007 12:04 PM

One explanation not seen yet is so our Welsh corgi can get her nose scratched any time she wants. :rolleyes: The bathroom is too small to have her with me in there.

janetb 01-23-2007 02:16 PM

:lol: 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!

VSP Raleigh 01-23-2007 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by starflyte1
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!

rickandsandi 01-23-2007 03:12 PM

WOW, you guys are lucky! We have a wet/bath so no space under the door. Once you are in, your in!

Goin camping 01-23-2007 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickandsandi
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?:lol:

balrgn 01-23-2007 05:32 PM

Think about it, your traveling down a bumpy road... The rig flexes...... :blink:

InsideOut 01-23-2007 05:44 PM

I'll bet a TV tray slips under there real smooth too! :winkiss:

Shari :flowers:

LI Pets 01-23-2007 06:49 PM

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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