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I am looking for a nicer looking double “back to back” stainless or chrome handle. The current one in Hull 218 is cheap looking and very sharp, I laid open my forehead on the top corner and bled all over the floor the last time I showered. My original plan was to round the sharp edges, but I would rather install a more elegant handle. The problem is that most bath handles are too large for that compact space. A smaller version of this one would work…..

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BlueNatHxRPR 6" Glass Door Handle Shower Door Handle Made of Back to Back Stainless Steel

Has anyone replaced their handle, and are you aware of a mini version of this one? I think the one pictured might not fit properly on that narrow door frame (and the inner part might hang up on the frame/ opening). Here is the door:

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Thanks,

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

 

 

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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Hey John ... did you ever find a solution for this? My wife got a pretty nasty scrape/bruise from the sharp-edged bath door handle as she navigated a late night visit to the head. She has since covered it with a short piece of styro pipe insulation, but that is ugly and inconvenient (keeps falling off).  Would love to replace with something like what you'd suggested.  Cheers, -Dan  (BTW - are you going to the rally at Guntersville in May? ... would love to meet you as I've really enjoyed your thoughts and insights shared here in the forums)

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Hi, I am sorry to hear about your wife, I bet this happens to a lot of owners. Most are probably too embarrassed to admit it here 😬. When you are taking a shower, or you are stumbling around in the dark half asleep, you don’t want to start bleeding all over…. And it leaves a scar and HURTS! You should file a service ticket and complain! My incident happened when I was leaning down with a squeegee, drying the door and wall there.

Do brand new trailers still come with these sharp head knockers? 

Here is what I ended up doing, it is not a very satisfactory solution. I rounded only the top corner of the inner handle with a hacksaw followed by a file and sandpaper. It will probably start the chrome peeling in a while, the material is aluminum underneath that can corrode, so I don’t know how long it will stay looking acceptable… Mark a clean arc using a flat washer and a Sharpie for a guide:


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Clearance is really really tight on the inside of the compartment, bigger handles or a big glass door slider knob will hit the frame and prevent the door from closing.

I hope other owners keep looking, because I think this original design is just LAME.

I am not going to the rally, it is too far for me, I don’t like the east part of the country. If there is an official factory sponsored one in say Moab Utah, I will definitely be there. Come to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse mini rally in two years in TX and you can crawl all over “Mouse”. Thanks for the very kind words.

John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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