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I've hated my red satin compartment straps since the day I brought ILOVHER home.  They never seemed to be on the outside of the lid!   I found some of these grommet straps at my local discount outlet store for three for a buck!  More robust nylon, longer and and nice grommet to hang on to.  A washer and screwdriver and you're done!

Here's a link to similar.

https://www.amazon.com/TCH-Hardware-Nylon-Strap-Grommets/dp/B085CNGRFP

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6 hours ago, csevel said:

I've hated my red satin compartment straps since the day I brought ILOVHER home. 

Ad I thought it was just us!  🙂  Nice solution.  Will definitely put this on the list.

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20 hours ago, csevel said:

I've hated my red satin compartment straps since the day I brought ILOVHER home.  They never seemed to be on the outside of the lid!   I found some of these grommet straps at my local discount outlet store for three for a buck!  More robust nylon, longer and and nice grommet to hang on to.  A washer and screwdriver and you're done!

Here's a link to similar.

https://www.amazon.com/TCH-Hardware-Nylon-Strap-Grommets/dp/B085CNGRFP

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Nice job  I’m also not to fond of the strap’s only because when you forget to leave them out when putting the cover down, out comes the screwdriver or butter knife.  Almost like forgetting to pull the valve handle in the bath. 🤬

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Nice mod, but does the thicker material cause the hatch cover to rock any, since it is held up higher in the center? I guess you could file a recess in the edge of the lip. I have had my satin ones get trapped, but after a few times and some swearing,I learned to actually hold onto them when lowering the cover back down, and it doesn’t happen any more. I did add fender washers, like yours, because the tiny screw head is inadequate. I hope Oliver fixed that issue, that was in 2017…. https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/2160-how-to-fix-your-inside-access-panel-straps-wrong-hardware/

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3 hours ago, John E Davies said:

Nice mod, but does the thicker material cause the hatch cover to rock any, since it is held up higher in the center? I guess you could file a recess in the edge of the lip. I have had my satin ones get trapped, but after a few times and some swearing,I learned to actually hold onto them when lowering the cover back down, and it doesn’t happen any more. I did add fender washers, like yours, because the tiny screw head is inadequate. I hope Oliver fixed that issue, that was in 2017…. https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/2160-how-to-fix-your-inside-access-panel-straps-wrong-hardware/

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

There is no wobble at all.  The nylon is thicker but it doesn't seem to matter.  Since I tend to be a little obsessive, I even took all the stickers off the hatches that 'aren't for storage' and also removed the screws.  I added some white snap caps to the screw holes and now have access to all of the compartments in the event of a mechanical need.  

Obviously, I'm bored. 😉

 

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36 minutes ago, csevel said:

Obviously, I'm bored. 😉

I'm just guessing,  but I suspect you're counting the days to the next camping trip? (And filling them with projects!) 🙃🙃🙃

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