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#1 West Texan

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 04:17 PM

While pondering on how to make a metal bracket to hold the overhead cabinet door halfway open, I spotted two of these! 😳 There is one on the top of each end of the rear overhead cabinet.
Maybe they were put there, so that some device could hook to the cabinet and support it in place, while the factory drilled and riveted the unit in place. 🤔 Dont know, but I am sure going to think how to put them to use, after I design and build the overhead cabinet door props. 😉
Anyone else find these loops?

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 05:54 PM

Ummmmmmmmm, I don't see no loops, WTx. Either they didn't come through in  your post or.........they're invisible? Because I would LOVE to find something to hold the horizontally opening cabinet doors open.


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#3 West Texan

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:54 PM

Sorry about that! 🥺

Let me try loading that picture up again. I am doing all of this on my iPhone and this web site doesnt like it! 😡

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#4 West Texan

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:55 PM

Dang it! Upside down!

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 06:41 AM

Ummmmmmmmm, I don't see no loops, WTx. Either they didn't come through in  your post or.........they're invisible? Because I would LOVE to find something to hold the horizontally opening cabinet doors open.

 

Ours are hinged at the bottom.  Thus when the doors open,  they open down.

 

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:19 AM

For the small upwards opening overhead cabinet above the "microwave" I installed a hatch spring, which I got on-line, (often used in boats and marine applications.) When the cabinet door is opened upwards, the spring takes its position vertically rigid. When you just apply a little fingertip pressure to the middle of the spring it bends and the door shuts.

 

For the "drop-down" type cabinet doors, many people use a length of small fixture chain, which is attached at the top of the cabinet, inside, and to the inside of the door itself. Adjusted and secured for length at the "level" position when opened.

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Edited by Euphoria, 17 June 2020 - 08:24 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:44 AM

Greg's spring is pretty niffty.....I just use my head to hold that door open.....but I am old fashioned. LOL!


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:31 AM

We followed the KISS principle and used a medium sized binder clip and an upholstery hook to hold our galley door open. We remove it during travel so the door can be closed and then replace it and leave the door open when camped and in storage.

 

For the storage door along the back of the trailer that opens down, we have a different kind of hook glued to the inside of the cabinet and then use a short bungee cord around the door handle to hold it at a 45 degree angle to diffuse the A/C from blowing down on top of the bed at night. 

 

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#9 West Texan

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 06:06 PM

Still no idea on what the black thingamajig is.
What I am making is a slip in device for holding the hinge on bottom or top. Thinking that I will make a left side and a right side for the giggles of it. LOL
I will post an >upside down picture< of them, when I finish them. LOL

#10 Meadowlark

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 07:23 AM

I haven't seen the loops in my 2011 SD but it may be because we have the bed set up directly underneath it so I seldom inspect it...just shove stuff in it. I'll go take a look.


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#11 West Texan

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 10:37 AM

I haven't seen the loops in my 2011 SD but it may be because we have the bed set up directly underneath it so I seldom inspect it...just shove stuff in it. I'll go take a look.

No upside-wrong side pictures. In the upper left and right corners are two black coated (insulated) wire run loops. They could be used to hook a cord to and then hook the other end to the door latch to hold it open in a position that you want. 👍🏻
.... put a curtain rod through them and hang a short curtain, if you wanted to take the door off. 🙄

#12 Linda & Bob, K4TAX

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 11:26 AM

One can find toy box hinges and latches at the big box stores.  These are used to keep the lid of the toy box up once it is opened. Just raise the lid, it clicks into place, and requires, a manual push to close the lid.  It keeps little fingers and other things from getting mashed.   They are available for left and right sides.

 

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 09:41 PM

 

Greg's spring is pretty niffty.....I just use my head to hold that door open.....but I am old fashioned. LOL!

 

I was able to use my head to hold the upper cabinet door open too.  Very simple.  But only on our 1st Casita a 1999 LD.  The cabinet on our 2005 LD is smaller so the door is higher (plus I'm shrinking).  I can no longer use my head as a door stop. :(


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 08:06 AM

Darn it, Carol, my doctor told me I'm shrinking, too. I REFUSE to accept it. The clothes line posts are growing taller, that's all.


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 08:53 PM

And they say, >White folks cant get down!< Well, I can get down, but it is harder getting up, than it is falling down!
My doctor told me the other day, I was going down hill. I asked if my leukemia had sprung up again, and she said that I had gone down from 6 feet to 5-11.
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