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Old 03-07-2018, 09:15 AM   #1
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Interested in some pro and con thoughts on this system as compared to standard manual opening by hand. Preferences, issues, problems and how they work?Thank you!
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:42 AM   #2
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Interested in some pro and con thoughts on this system as compared to standard manual opening by hand. Preferences, issues, problems and how they work?
I have experience with only one air door - the one on my coach. It certainly works fine. However; I park for weeks at a time and I suspect I would run out of air at some point. So, I usually pull the air release/shut-off valve when I park (for an extended period) and just open/close the door manually. Mine has a manual latch inside which is keyed from the outside and that works great for me.

Not sure that helps...
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:28 PM   #3
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Mine was an air operated inward folding door...

I opted to flip the leading piano hinge and make the center fold solid to create a 1 piece outward opening door. Haven't regretted it once in 18 months!

As a bonus, I pulled the air solenoid, shortened the line leading up above the door and tapped into the line to run an air nailer.

Along this page somewhere
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/on...or-6272-2.html

Door lock here: it's also been flawless
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/lo...s-14494-3.html
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:37 PM   #4
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I have an air door question..

Can there be two toggles to open and close them?

Reason I ask is I was thinking I could have the normal toggle/switch in the cab that would open and close the doors, but then I could wire a keyed lock that would activate the contacts for a switch that would engage the open/close of the doors.

That would be a way of locking the doors when out.

I am just thinking aloud and wondering if that would work.

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