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Old 05-02-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Has anyone modify their trailer to switch to a pocket door setup from a standard door? We have the 3750 FL and both doors from the bedroom and the kitchen close into the bathroom and it gets to be a pain. I was just wondering if anyone has changed to a single or dual pocket door (like on Star Trek) for ease of movement or how hard it would be to do it.

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Old 05-04-2013, 03:16 AM   #2
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We like the one pocket door that we have in our 242RESL - except that we have to remember to lock it into place before we move the trailer. I think it would be a lot of work to put one in after the fact and I would only go in after inspecting with a wall camera. Would an accordion door be easier to install?
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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Our current Infinity 3640RL has a real pocket door (that disappears into the wall) between the bedroom and the bathroom. It would be very difficult to replicate this. However, our previous Jayco Designer had a sliding door in the same place. But it did not go into the wall, it simply rode on a track adjacent to the wall. This type of arrangement was just as effective and would be much easier to retrofit. ...... just food for thought.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Our current Infinity 3640RL has a real pocket door (that disappears into the wall) between the bedroom and the bathroom. It would be very difficult to replicate this. However, our previous Jayco Designer had a sliding door in the same place. But it did not go into the wall, it simply rode on a track adjacent to the wall. This type of arrangement was just as effective and would be much easier to retrofit. ...... just food for thought.
Our 3850 RL has a pocket door separating the bedroom from the bathroom, also.

Our KZ 5er had the same exterior slider setup as you. Good thought kevin.

Ya, I'm with you, I think trying to create a pocket within a wall is going to be harder than it's actually worth. The wall itself may not be thick enough to accept a sliding door.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:57 PM   #5
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Has anyone modify their trailer to switch to a pocket door setup from a standard door? We have the 3750 FL and both doors from the bedroom and the kitchen close into the bathroom and it gets to be a pain. I was just wondering if anyone has changed to a single or dual pocket door (like on Star Trek) for ease of movement or how hard it would be to do it.

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One thing we could do with our 3750FL's is to put mirrors on all of the doors. Hang a sign on the outside of the trailer that says "FUN HOUSE, HOUSE OF MIRRORS"! Open those puppies up and some one could get lost in there.

It could also be a house of horrors, most likely when I step out of the shower.

keep me posted on the pocket door concept please.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:12 AM   #6
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I think I'm going to try and go with a bi-fold door. After talking to the door department at Lowes, they can get me a custom made door the width of the jamb 26 1/4 x 76 for about a hundred. We would just stain it to match the cabinetry and if I works good then buy another one for the other door any maybe the closet too.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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That does not sound bad at all. Please, send pictures when you are done and once again keep me posted on your project. What other mods have you made?
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Great idea going with a bi fold....pocket door during construction makes more sense.


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I think I'm going to try and go with a bi-fold door. After talking to the door department at Lowes, they can get me a custom made door the width of the jamb 26 1/4 x 76 for about a hundred. We would just stain it to match the cabinetry and if I works good then buy another one for the other door any maybe the closet too.
Just wondering how you are doing with the bifold door between the bathroom and bedroom. I have the same set up as you.
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