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Old 06-25-2015, 03:53 AM   #1
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Securing the washer/dryer/closet bifold door

We have a 2013 36FB. We have a problem with the Bi-fold doors on the washer/dryer closet....which is next to the shower. The door comes open when on the road. (We don't have a washer and dryer in the closet).
Has anyone else had this problem? If so, I would appreciate hearing about your solution.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 06-25-2015, 04:05 AM   #2
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We also have a '13 FB with the bifold closet door. I added a second latch at the top of the right door which has helped. Since installing the second latch the door has not been a problem.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:35 AM   #3
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Also have '13 FB & til the last trip the door has never came open, but the last trip the interstate was horrible & somehow it bent the catch, I straightened it so will see next trip.
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:57 PM   #4
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I installed some additional / heaver latches on our W/D Bi-Fold Door and bedroom closet doors to keep them closed on the road.
Been working good so far
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:55 PM   #5
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Our unit came only with catches on the doors closest to the hinges, not the other 2 bi-fold doors. I installed a catch on each of these doors and they hold the doors closed.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:43 PM   #6
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We installed a common drawer pull into the frame and then attached a Bungee Ball Loop. After closing door securely we pull the cord over to the door handle. Haven't had a problem since. Even if door becomes unlatched it will remain closed and not being swinging wildly in the hallway.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:11 AM   #7
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I just added 1" piece of velcor at mid point to frame and both doors. Works great Cheap and easy
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:24 PM   #8
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Another 'shouldn't have to do it' mod

In the new to us coach, the catches are tight enough the wife has to strain to pull them open !!!
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:26 PM   #9
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The FL has this same bi fold door. It swung open during a rough trip and damaged hinges so badly, they required replacement. I added additional catches but I'm not satisfied. Something that actually "locks" until opened is needed; just haven't figured out what would look nice just yet.
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