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PostPosted: October 4th, 2017, 10:10 am 
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I'll take a photo and post it. I noticed when I looked at it last night that it's sort of "formed" to fit the channel on the side of the door, so it may be something that comes from the door maker (may be Attwood?)

I really, really like the magnetic door function (as opposed to needing to open the little sliding panel on my buddy's rig EVERY time I want to go in or out (to reach the latch).

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Okay, got a few pics. This is the stock setup on my 1999 Concourse. This is the magnet that's mounted on the edge of the screen door that "sticks it" to the coach body (so in other words this is in use when the main door is propped open but the screen door is closed and in use). There are other (round) magnets that magnetize the screen door to the main door. They are stronger than the magnet shown here, so that normally when you open the main door (say you are coming back to the rig) the screen door sticks to the main door and they open as a unit. But you can pull them apart and then if only the screen door is closed (main door is propped open), this magnet (pictured below) will hold the door closed to the coach body, so it functions as an independent screen door. So no latches are needed in day to day operation (but if you want to "lock" it very firmly, you can always use a stick - see avatar :mrgreen:)

In the third photo I included one of the round magnets that hold the screen door to the main door.

Also, as you can see, this magnet (the long equals sign one) certainly looks as though it's specifically made for the door (or the door is made for it), as it's recessed, plus fits around the door extrusions.

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PostPosted: October 4th, 2017, 10:59 am 
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Looking down from above. Just the part where the magnet fits into the extrusion grooves is the screen door. The part to the right is the main door. To the left are the "equals signs" which are the magnets that hold to the coach body.

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The side that normally contacts the inside of the main door (you can also see one of the round magnets that hold the two doors together when you are not specifically using the screen door alone). The black "line" that's to the left and below the round magnet is the edge of the magnet we're talking about.

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Edge (door jamb side). You can see it's riveted on. To the right is the main door (slightly separated from screen door) and to the left is the interior.

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PostPosted: October 4th, 2017, 12:17 pm 
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Thanks, Blue. The photos really help. I'll start searching for a place where I can find a replacement part. In the meantime, here's the hole I'm trying to fill.


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Mine is a 2000 concourse, so it uses the paddle version that Clay linked to on the first page. I like the magnetic version better. I wonder why they switched? Maybe cheaper?

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2017, 7:21 am 
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I have 2004 Concourse with this part of the screen door that is suppose to be hook up to the main door. Does anyone know where it can be purchased?


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I see it on Amazon JR Products 06-11865 Black Bi-Directional Screen Door Latch . I don't remember anyone selling it just by itself, however.

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2017, 8:40 am 
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chin_k wrote:
I see it on Amazon JR Products 06-11865 Black Bi-Directional Screen Door Latch . I don't remember anyone selling it just by itself, however.



On Amazon looks a little different. Maybe I may have to look into changing the whole unit after purchasing from Amazon. I wonder if anyone has done that?

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2017, 4:54 pm 
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I found a replacement for my lost screen door magnet at the local Ace Hardware store. It was in the cabinet hardware department. There were several to choose from. I found one very similar to the original shown in Blue-Go's photos. It's a little smaller and I attached it with metal screws instead of a rivet. It works fine. Here are some photos.


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2017, 6:36 pm 
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Great! Chinook magnetic door, back in business :D

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