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  1. Billie

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    Hi there, does anyone have any ideas for what to use as a doorstop when we just want the sliding door on our fiat ducato van conversion open a little?
     
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    6" nail?
     
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    Sorry, you'll have to use your imagination for that one :)
    Hi and a very warm welcome to the slightly mad house of Funsters :)
     
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    Hi & welcome to Motorhome'fun'
    A book?
     
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    A tennis ball jammed in the bottom runner ... seriously it does work! Just make sure your dog doesn't pull the ruddy thing out though! :D

    You can also do it in the top runner but it's not so easy to reach!
     
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    Would a piece of wood with 'V' notches cut in either end work?

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    Probably ... be where's the fun in that when we can 'tease' our dog by nicking her tennis ball! :D
     
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    Brilliant:)........I have just been looking for the same thing myself and found this link

    http://www.frankana.de/Vehicle-tech...A;jsessionid=E8B3944E910F2002949CADDD9E7B010D

    At 23 euro's I was not thinking of buying one but making one myself but have just tried the tennis ball , we are in the van on an aire in Trujillo and happen to have a tennis ball with us, don't know why....no dog and it's a hell of a long time since I played tennis:)
     
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    Half brick?
     
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    Close the door completely and open the window in it. That's what we do. :)
     
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    You can make a 'stop' for your door if you want by utilising one of the holes in the bottom rail along with a square headed bolt and nuts.

    The reason for the square headed bolt was that I was able to slot the head through one of the oval holes in the lower rail and then turn it slightly (approx 20 degrees) so the now 'diamond shape' meant it was retained within the hole, I then used a couple of nuts to make it secure and also so that the nuts extended to the end of the bolt's thread (locking nut on the end).

    When the door was part opened the moving 'locking arm' rested against the new 'stop' on whichever side would keep it open (depending on the slope) the only thing I needed to remember was that to open or close the door I had to ensure that I pulled the handle so that the 'arm' would go past the bolt - it is therefore important to get the right length of bolt so that it's long enough for the 'arm' to rest against but not overly long so that it can't pass by it when opening/closing the door.

    I found this worked very well on our previous Autocruise PVC but haven't bothered to do it on our Globecar as the door doesn't open as wide anyway as it already had a stop on it to prevent it clashing with a rear window if it was open.

    You can just see the bolt in the top right of this photo which I took for another purpose.

    bolt 2.jpg

    Instead of a bolt and nuts you could try using something else but this worked well for our van.
     
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