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Post by Elvis the Fish on Mon May 29, 2017 10:12 pm

beachball Greetings from sunny Spain!
Down here in our Kingham at Empuriabrava - very warm and want to leave the rear doors partially open at night for ventilation - anyone got any clever ideas of how to hold doors in a fixed position without being fully open.

Cheers


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Re: Van rear doors

Post by Paulmold on Mon May 29, 2017 10:19 pm

Sorry. no idea what you mean by 'hold open device'.

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Re: Van rear doors

Post by Wargenwolf on Mon May 29, 2017 10:35 pm

Elvis the Fish wrote:beachball Greetings from sunny Spain!
Down here in our Kingham at Empuriabrava - very warm and want to leave the rear doors partially open at night for ventilation - anyone got any clever ideas of how to hold doors in a fixed position without being fully open.

Cheers
P, 

It's dark out at the moment, but I'll have a look at mine in the morning and see if I can come up with a solution. I'm guessing if the opening is too big, your pillows will fall through the gap ?

Ken.

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Re: Van rear doors

Post by Paramedic on Mon May 29, 2017 10:57 pm

Perhaps a length of something to span the width of the opening to your liking to keep rear doors ajar that engages securely with handles or edge trim? A clever idea previously on this forum is to fashion a headboard to keep pillows away from the blinds. But won't the opening allow all manor of night time flying insects to invade your van? Regards

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Re: Van rear doors

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Re: Van rear doors

Post by Paul 300358 on Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 am

Length of wood and a bungee cord?   up!
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Re: Van rear doors

Post by Greyhound on Tue May 30, 2017 8:57 am

You can buy extenders for exactly what you want.

They are aimed at people who leave dogs in the boot and want to be able to leave it ajar for ventillation:
http://www.ventlock.com/tailgatelock.php

Various sizes.
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Re: Van rear doors

Post by Wargenwolf on Tue May 30, 2017 9:51 am

The best cheapie I could come up with was a piece of pipe insulation on the rear rubber seal of the nearside door, which left a nice ventilation gap, but no obvious way of securing the door against wind or opportunists.

Noggin's stays sound ideal, coupled with Heanorboy's rear awning, to protect against sudden overnight downpours and even better if there's an insect mesh option for the rear panel.

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Re: Van rear doors

Post by Elvis the Fish on Tue May 30, 2017 5:43 pm

Thanks all,
I like the look of the ventlock and will order one for our return in July .  Until then I"m back to experimenting with bungees and broomsticks
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