How do you remove a Jayco concertina door?

Submitted: Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 17:38
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We recently purchased a 2012 model Jayco Starcraft 22.68-1 caravan and have decided to replace the concertina door to the en suite area with a sliding panel. The entry area to the en suite is very tight and the opened concertina door takes up a considerable amount of the opening because it doesn't retract into a recess.

I just can't find how the concertina door is attached to the frame - all the fasteners are well hidden. I don't want to find out after I've broken something that it was simply a matter of .... (whatever). Murphy's Law says it will all become obvious once you've forced it and hold the shattered remains of the door in your hands.

Anyone here had any experience removing one of these things and can offer some advice before I start busting it off?


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Reply By: woodie3 - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 20:32

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 20:32
Hello, check the end where it attaches to the frame, there is possibly a snap in cover strip that conceals the fixing to the van frame,they are not always too obvious, hope this helps, Bill
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Follow Up By: Gavin M2 - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 22:06

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 22:06
Yes Bill, that's the assumption I was making as well. Unfortunately the fixings are WELL concealed! I've had a flat head screwdriver under the cover strips trying to pry them off but they won't budge. I feel if I apply any more pressure I will start hearing snapping sounds. It can't be that hard once you know the secret - I just need to know the secret!

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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 22:11

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 22:11
Here is a good idea. Phone Jayco and ask.
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Follow Up By: Gavin M2 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:53

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:53
Well, I emailed them (cheaper than mobile especially if you end up on hold) but haven't received a response so I thought someone here might know.

BTW, I like your sig line! Describes my circumstance perfectly. :-)
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