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Old 10-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Took delivery of my new 36RE last week

Has anybody else noted that the bedroom door wasn't thought out too well?
Anyone made any changes?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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Congratulations on that new rig!!

What's the issue with the door?
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:53 AM   #3
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When it is open, it blocks the isle around the bed
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:30 AM   #4
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Based on the models we looked at, we kind of assumed the queen had the hinge to the bathroom wall, and king to the W/D wall because it would block the aisle otherwise.

That was just our guess.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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I think it is kind of a damned if they do and damned if they don't. A year or so ago, their were people complaining that they had to have the door closed to get to the washer because it was hinged to the W/D wall so I heard they changed it and hinged it to the bathroom wall side. This causes the getting around the bed issue when it is open. There's no way they are going to satisfy everyone.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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We special ordered ours hinged to the washer dryer side. With the king bed option it only made sense. Sure, makes the access to WD a bit more cumbersome but at lease we have clean access to the bedroom without having to slip around the door.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:00 AM   #7
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I'm wondering if I remove the door and replace it with something less solid like a curtain if it would look cheap
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #8
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In my 38GK, when the door is open, and you bring in the slide it hits the door. I've done it twice. ( I like to see the slide move in and I forget not to do that on this one.) I am thinking about removing the door.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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We special ordered ours hinged to the washer dryer side. Â*With the king bed option it only made sense. Â*Sure, makes the access to WD a bit more cumbersome but at lease we have clean access to the bedroom without having to slip around the door.
Guess we live right, that is how ours came from the factory without any specific requests. I'm getting used to pulling out the wash and sliding it over to the dryer, then maneuvering through the door to access the dryer.

I love that landing up there with the frosted door, I would miss it if we took it off. One of the selling features for us.
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In my 38GK, when the door is open, and you bring in the slide it hits the door. I've done it twice. ( I like to see the slide move in and I forget not to do that on this one.) I am thinking about removing the door.
Imagine what it'd do if the door was closed!

I've often wished the door on ours was mounted to the W/D side. I am constantly battling that door in the middle of the night.
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Roger, you're so right... Skinny people prefer the door on the door hinged on the bathroom side. Larger people prefer the door on the W/D side. Ha Ha.
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In my 38GK, when the door is open, and you bring in the slide it hits the door. I've done it twice. ( I like to see the slide move in and I forget not to do that on this one.) I am thinking about removing the door.
There is a huge magnet on the wall over the washer that catches the door if it's anywhere close. I really have to tug on the door to get the magnet to release. I think that is to keep it from hitting while the slide closes, but not sure where the magnet would go if it was hinged on the bathroom wall.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #13
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On the 38gk it's high on the wall next to the mirror -- to the left of the dresser/night stand...

closing the door is one of those things you HAVE to remember or it gets crushed when closing the slides...
but that's ok last two 5er's were similar...


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Unfortunately, we have a king bed in our 36RE and the door is on the bathroom side. To get to the far side of the bed, a trip through the bathroom is necessary. We might have it changed someday.


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My worst nightmare! splitting wood, shattering glass.

At first I was a little dissapointed Redwood didn't have a remote control for the slides, etc., but now I'm glad I have to stand there to run the button, because it forced me to look at the slide. As long as my brain is engaged, I can only hope I will notice the door, but that is not a sure bet.

A smart guy could rig a dry contact interlock to the door that would disable the slide switch if the door was closed - but that's one of those things you don't go to the effort to do until after you break it. Kind of like the bedsaver, usually gets sold after the bed rails are smashed.
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Yesterday I removed the bedroom door. The main reason is because it opens up the space so much. The doggie bed goes in front of the bedside table, so there's more room for that. Also, the mirror is easier to see with the door gone.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #17
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I removed mine also. Kinda sad to see such a pretty door gone but it opens up the space so much

FYI the door fits in the basement
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #18
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It also fits behind the sofa.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #19
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Our door is on the closet side, but doesn't cause any problems. Since one of us often stays up later, or gets up earlier, it is nice to be able to close the bedroom off and not disturb the person still sleeping. The door stays on.
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Our door is on the closet side, but doesn't cause any problems. Since one of us often stays up later, or gets up earlier, it is nice to be able to close the bedroom off and not disturb the person still sleeping. The door stays on.

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