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    Interested in learning how others secure the barn-style doors before traveling down the road.
    Nancy & Tim Pistole
    2022 Imagine 2670MK
    Shawnee, Kansas

  • #2
    Originally posted by NancyJo View Post
    Interested in learning how others secure the barn-style doors before traveling down the road.
    We just use the elastic straps that are provided. However, this link should open a discussion thread with some really good ideas.

    https://gdrvowners.com/forum/interio...e-improvements


    Bob
    Bob & Lynne

    2020 Imagine 2970RL
    2019 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali HD 4x4 Duramax

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NancyJo View Post
      Interested in learning how others secure the barn-style doors before traveling down the road.
      We use the elastic cord that came with our trailer. Bedroom and bathroom door, no problems.
      Mike & Lisa
      Central Florida
      2021 Imagine 2970RL
      1996 Chevy K3500 Crew SRW 7.4L Gas

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RJAPCOK View Post

        We just use the elastic straps that are provided. However, this link should open a discussion thread with some really good ideas.

        https://gdrvowners.com/forum/interio...e-improvements


        Bob
        Thanks for link. Just what I need. Great write up. Reason I keep reading these post.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NancyJo View Post
          Interested in learning how others secure the barn-style doors before traveling down the road.
          We use slide locks at the floor of each door during travel. This guarantees the doors will stay open during travel where the slide locks can also be used should the Schwintek slide malfunctions.

          Example Below: Take measurements at the door opening to be sure you get the right length slide lock.

          https://www.amazon.com/RV-SLIDE-OUT-...05658OIO&psc=1

          Jim
          2017 Imagine 2600RB
          2015 GMC Sierra 4x4

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          • #6
            Ours has nylon straps with snaps that go across door and snap to the wall. 2021 376THS momentum

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            • #7
              Originally posted by campman View Post
              Ours has nylon straps with snaps that go across door and snap to the wall. 2021 376THS momentum
              Our Imagine has those as well. Forget to snap one of those and the door will be laying somewhere in the rig after your arrival. After all the trips we have taken, this happened to us once on the bathroom door where I was surprised no damage was encountered where the door was lying on the couch. Its impossible to forget the slide locks at the floor (they are trip hazards lol) and they will never fatigue or fail.

              JIm
              2017 Imagine 2600RB
              2015 GMC Sierra 4x4

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              • #8
                Good solid mechanical solutions are very reliable. Now if I could just create a failsafe for my mind!

                Dave
                flyfshrockies, 2021 imagine 2600RB, Ford F-150, XLT supper crew 3.5 eco boost with max tow. Dave and Toni (and the awesome Aussie Bayley, he's the social one)

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                • #9
                  Our last rv had latches on the barn doors that held them in place. It seemed to work much better but every manufacturer is different. And i guess they go with what they can to keep down cost. Who knows?

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                  • #10
                    The door “stop” was sheered off, the elastic bands came loose, the door apparently swung back and forth destroying the thermostat and the light switch. Definitely a design flaw. Dealership appointment in a few weeks to repair damage and ensure doors stay securely in place. We used C clamps and rubber door stops as a precaution on the drive home from South Dakota.
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                    Nancy & Tim Pistole
                    2022 Imagine 2670MK
                    Shawnee, Kansas

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                    • #11
                      I may be the only one who had to figure this out, but there are two stretchy parts of the band to secure the doors. The smaller one is just to use to pull the larger one over the hook/latch. I used the smaller one on the latch the first time. It fell loose during the drive but the door did stay in place. The band is pretty tight if you use the correct one. Of course, I realize it could snap.

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