Whizz bang (PVC) sliding door / opening window (1 Viewer)

Nosmo King

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Hey folks. Our new camper has a near side opening window. If we opened the window then tried to get out of the camper through the whizz-bang sliding door, we'd rip the window clean off the side of the camper...

The noise of the whizz-bang would be nothing compared to the sound ov various expletives you'd hear from me...

So - what have you lovely PVC owners done to overcome this?

Mrs Wheelbarrow suggested little warning signs by the window latches. I'm in favour of super-glue.

Anything in between?

Thanks ever so.
 
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Neckender

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You could cut a piece of 2x1 to length and drop it in the bottom channel and this would act as a door stop and prevent the door hitting the open window.

John.
 
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Thanks folks
Would prefer the door to fully open if poss in preference to the window opening - 2x1 is a good simple idea though.

Stopsy - needs to be fool-proof.... the kids will be using the camper from time to time...
 
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Why not put a small self tapping screw in each window catch to stop it being opened?(y)(y)(y)

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For the window - Lock M Out handle covers http://lock-m-out.co.uk/ & Milenco Sleep Safe type alarms although barrier security would help prevent thoughtless opening. The covers would need to be removed to open the window & then the alarms would go off on opening!
 
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It should be a sliding window then you don’t have a problem, that’s what anyone with common sense does, including me.
Edit. Just realised that it’s not in the door but the same principle applies.
 

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chesterfield hooligan

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Attach a length of rope inside from the door to the window (which you have converted to be spring loaded open) then as the door slides open the rope pulls the window shut job done. lol
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Hey folks. Our new camper has a near side opening window. If we opened the window then tried to get out of the camper through the whizz-band sliding door, we'd rip the window clean off the side of the camper...

The noise of the whizz-bang would be nothing compared to the sound ov various expletives you'd hear from me...

So - what have you lovely PVC owners done to overcome this?

Mrs Wheelbarrow suggested little warning signs by the window latches. I'm in favour of super-glue.

Anything in between?

Thanks ever so.

Are you saying that they have put a swing open window in the fixed panel behind the sliding door so that when it is open it protrudes into the space where the sliding door goes to?
 
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grommet - exactly

Superb design feature...

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Mikeco - should be, I agree, but it isn't! That's how they're made. Nothing I can do about it - except fit a Lock'emout
 
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Brand new, fresh out of the box camper.... imagine the wriggles when there's a warranty claim for damp?
 
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Brand new, fresh out of the box camper.... imagine the wriggles when there's a warranty claim for damp?
It’s made out of tin and as long as it’s put in properly it should not be a problem. The alternative is to live with it.

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Ours is a sliding window behind the sliding door. Madness of converters to put swing out window. Is is a cheaper option?
 
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Another alternative is to ask on this very, very helpful forum about ways to mitigate the risk - and to be presented with a simple, inexpensive solution that does not impact the integrity of the tin shell and neither does it give the supplier an opportunity to weasel out of a warranty claim...

But thank you for your suggestion, and for taking the time to respond.

That's what these forums are about, sharing experiences and ideas.
 
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Another alternative is to ask on this very, very helpful forum about ways to mitigate the risk - and to be presented with a simple, inexpensive solution that does not impact the integrity of the tin shell and neither does it give the supplier an opportunity to weasel out of a warranty claim...

But thank you for your suggestion, and for taking the time to respond.

That's what these forums are about, sharing experiences and ideas.
Thank you for your kind words:D
 
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You are, of course, very welcome (y)

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If you want it bomb proof then the only way is to lock it shut. You can buy attachments that are designed to prevent entry by thieves. I’ll find the link .
Here it is
http://lock-m-out.co.uk/
This would at least prevent easy opening...ooops just realised that you have already mentioned these.

Are you going to name and shame the converter?
 
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Annie - thanks. Same suggestion as Wombles so fantastic to get two recommendations for the same product.
Converter is Benimar. Range is Benivan.
Temper this naming and shaming with the observation that this is the only design negative we can see with this conversion. Everything else is perfect and well suited to our needs / wants.

I'm sure this is not the only converter to do this. I recall an observation (may not be from a Funster) of a German camper ripping his window off by opening the whizz-bang door, to many cross words and much stamping of feet.
 

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