Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3
Question Storing Lower Door When Camping

I was wondering where everyone stores their lower door when they are camping. There is a plastic latch on the side of the camper that will hold the door open, but this will allow the door to get wet if it rains and you don't have your awning up. I seem to remember seeing the door being taken off and attached to the underside of one of the slideouts on some other brand campers. I don't know if the Jayco is supposed to have this too and the dealer just forgot to install it or what?????

Thanks!
__________________

nachomama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 12
If yours is a Jayco then it should have that... maybe call and ask your dealer to double check.
__________________

mani55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Tyreguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Land of Lincoln.
Posts: 174
I'm kind of scratching-my-head on your quandry. If you live/camp in bug-free areas, I could see just latching the door in the open position and enjoying the freedom of movement in/out of the camper. I can't imagine why you would want to completely remove the lower door from your pup in the first place.(?)

But the lower door on our pup is attached via piano-hinge and does not appear easy to remove. And there is no place to store it if it were removed. But here in bug-ville, that door is always closed (with upper door/screen in place) to keep the flying vermin out. Almost every place we camp is by a body of water, and with that comes a flying army of curious airborne critters (that the DW despises).
__________________
Camping is just a relaxing way to practice for being homeless. :Flag:

2009 JKU TV (Its a Jeep thing...you wouldn't understand!)
2000 Quest 8U PUP
Tyreguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Snake Plissken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: DeWitt, MI
Posts: 1,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyreguy View Post
I'm kind of scratching-my-head on your quandry. If you live/camp in bug-free areas, I could see just latching the door in the open position and enjoying the freedom of movement in/out of the camper. I can't imagine why you would want to completely remove the lower door from your pup in the first place.(?)
I have to agree. I moved from a pop-up to a hybrid last year but I can't think of a single reason I would have removed my lower door.
__________________
MODERATOR

2007 Jayco Feather 19H
2008 Ford Explorer SportTrac
Snake Plissken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25
He is talking about removing the travel door. There is a full screen door used while set up.
N.S.Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Preston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendswood, TX.
Posts: 163
I never bothered to take mine off. It was aluminum inside and out with drain holes in the door pocket so rain never hurt it. I almost never had my awning up and in five years of rain it never hurt it. But there was not a place to store it either nor have I ever heard of that on a Jayco pup
__________________
2007 Toyota Tundra Crewmax LTD 4x4 5.7l w/4.3r 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque
2012 Jayco 32BHDS
Me, Wife and 3 kiddos
Preston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 10:02 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S. E. Wisconsin
Posts: 10
We also have a 2011 Jayco. The difference between the 2011 and the 2010 is that they removed the latches under the bunk for storing the travel door in the 2011. Remove it and put it in your TV.
nimrod65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wilmington
Posts: 39
My 1206 had a latch on the side to secure the door in the open position. I never stored anything in the door pocket and it had drain holes for when it rained. I never took it off rain or shine.
techmod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St . Louis MO USA
Posts: 2
I just bought a 2012 1007 pup and the door can hang by the hinges on the bottom of the back bunk.
RJSJR_83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
amabee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 406
If you don't have the hinges under the back bunk and want to store the door, I would contact a Jayco dealer and see if they will get you a set. I also did not like ours sitting out when camping, we always put ours under the bunk on the storage hinges.
__________________

__________________
2013 Starcraft Travel Star 229TB
2011 Jayco X17Z(traded in)
2010 Jayco Jay Series 1207(traded for the 17Z)
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 CC 6.0L/3.73
ITBC
Reese "Pro Series" 800lb Trunnion WDH w/sway control
amabee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.