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I plan to post some info about the new coach, but I wanted to comment first on what may be my favorite new standard feature -




No more messing with the sliding panel to unlatch the screen door from inside the coach. I know others have implemented a similar solution, but now this simple lever is standard.

Yeah!
 
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Love it. Would love to get one of these...
 
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I called PTL and ordered one for our 2017. Before I had a chance to install it we traded up to the 2020 so installed it on @ARD coach. Funny thing I still find myself sliding sliding the panel open to release the screen😳.

PTL can make one for you, I think it was about $75.
 
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Sounds like a 3D print challenge @Chuggs
 

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I called PTL and ordered one for our 2017. Before I had a chance to install it we traded up to the 2020 so installed it on @ARD coach. Funny thing I still find myself sliding sliding the panel open to release the screen😳.

PTL can make one for you, I think it was about $75.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU, BILL! I love it!!!
 
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Sounds like a 3D print challenge @Chuggs
Shouldn’t be difficult... send prototypes to Summit to see if they can reproduce it in a CNC with Stainless :)
 
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Unless I am missing something here, it seems that PTL is selling them for "about $75" per @NWIP.

TJ
 
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Unless I am missing something here, it seems that PTL is selling them for "about $75" per @NWIP.

Selling a $5 part for $75 - yep, missing! In the land of 3D printing it's fun to design and create these things on our own. This is a very simple ABS plastic component we can print ourselves, or one would think hence my joke/challenge to Mr. 3D print hisself @Chuggs! He's done some amazing work with design and prints.
 
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Selling a $5 part for $75 - yep, missing! In the land of 3D printing it's fun to design and create these things on our own. This is a very simple ABS plastic component we can print ourselves, or one would think hence my joke/challenge to Mr. 3D print hisself @Chuggs! He's done some amazing work with design and prints.
I do understand the 3D printing idea (to some extent), but those of us without that capability would have to spend several hundred dollars on equipment/software and invest a bunch of learning time in order to produce this $75 part. My old-school math indicates this would be a net loser. ;)

Maybe I can use my old milling machine to make one out of stainless instead. That equipment is paid for. :ROFLMAO:

TJ
 
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I'm thinking I could make one out of parts in my junk drawer in the garage. Great idea tho!
 
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I took an alternate approach at a cost of about $20. Bought a roll of magnetic tape and a package of Neodymium magnets from Ace hardware . Put the magnetic tape on both the door and the coach frame, and a neodymium magnet on both the top and bottom corners of the door and door frame. Removed the screen door catch from the door frame. Result is the door opens with a push or pull depending on which side you are on. The handle in the sliding window is still in place witch holds the screen door to the outer door as needed.

This has been working well for me for ~ a year. If I was to do it over I may try just the neodymium magnets first. I think they may be sufficient.
 
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I took an alternate approach at a cost of about $20. Bought a roll of magnetic tape and a package of Neodymium magnets from Ace hardware . Put the magnetic tape on both the door and the coach frame, and a neodymium magnet on both the top and bottom corners of the door and door frame. Removed the screen door catch from the door frame. Result is the door opens with a push or pull depending on which side you are on. The handle in the sliding window is still in place witch holds the screen door to the outer door as needed.

This has been working well for me for ~ a year. If I was to do it over I may try just the neodymium magnets first. I think they may be sufficient.
Do you have any pics?
 
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Pic's of the magnetic tape & Neodymium.

Bottom of door. Round item is the Neodymium and the tape is above it.

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Bottom of door frame. Magnets match door.
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Door handle, note latch has been removed form the door frame.

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Nice, thanks!
 
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