modification to sliding door (1 Viewer)

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Jan 21, 2019
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I have just bought an autosleeper warwick with a sliding door.does anybody know of a modification i can buy that would keep the door partly open (ie halfway open) rather than fully open
 
Feb 18, 2017
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Hymer MLT 570
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1986
I have just bought an autosleeper warwick with a sliding door.does anybody know of a modification i can buy that would keep the door partly open (ie halfway open) rather than fully open
We used to a VW whoosh bang.
I cut a section of wooden dowling to put on the lower slider to stop it closing all the way
 
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Apr 3, 2018
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You can get "door stops" that permanently stick to the runners to hold door open at position you want.
 
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Sep 17, 2017
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It can definitely be done on a Ducato. My previous van had the door stop about 30cm early or the handle would smash into a bit of interior.

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Mar 11, 2014
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Here's a link to a previous thread with some solutions to either purchase or DIY yourself.

 
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Feb 19, 2018
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I have a couple of small rubber wedges, holds the door in position when away, holds the top sprung freezer door open when not using the fridge. (and many other jobs.) :giggle:

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Sep 26, 2013
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A plastic furniture block screwed in the appropriate place with a self tapper does the trick, you have to lift the door handle to get over it but the block stops it coming back.
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Sep 26, 2013
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You can also restrict the opening by using 2 furniture blocks together, this stops the door in its tracks.😭 You can just see them in the picture behind the door mechanism.
 
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Nov 13, 2011
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I needed one as when fully open the rear side window cannot be opened (well done Swift R&D department). All that was needed was something thin on the top track. Because the top track takes the majority of the door weight, it only takes a small object to stop it in it's tracks 'sorry about that'.
So I experimented with various thicknesses and believe or not ended up with two pieces of broken hacksaw blade, strategically stuck on the surface where the roller runs. They are about 40mm apart so the roller is stopped both ways, but is easily overcome to open or shut the door. Patent pending :giggle:

Geoff
 
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Minxy

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Jun 7, 2019
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I'm sure ours has a detent half way. Not a particularly good one but it works. Of course it might just be a piece of gravel stuck in the runner 😳

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Minxy

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Genius! Just tried it.
The dog has lost its ball.
... until he realises where it is and pinches it so the door shuts and locks you out! :LOL:
 
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Oct 24, 2020
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Just search EBay for sliding door stop, in the camping section. Glue it to your runner and it provides ..a stop!

This is just one example..

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May 29, 2015
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I use an adjustable wooden or plastic curtain rail. Usually available at the shows or I’m sure, most DIY stores . Can be put either side of the door depending on which way the site slopes, as it is adjustable, any width you want. £2-3 ish.
 
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Wombles

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There have some bad reviews of 3D printed door stops that have disintegrated after little use so would be wary of what material is being glued (possibly permanently) to the bodywork. We went for the stainless steel Stopsy because of this although the plastic & aluminium options are much cheaper.
 
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