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remoandiris
05-22-2014, 03:05 PM
The 12' garage in my 2014 CY4000 with patio option is 11' long. The kayak I am considering to replace my 10' kayak is 11'6". One way I can fit the longer yak is to leave the sliding glass door open between the kitchen and garage. When the garage is loaded, my motorcycle is centered in the garage, 2 bicycles are on the right side of the garage, and 2 kayaks are on the left side of the garage.

I don't know the most effective way to keep that door open. I really do not want the door to slam and break the glass. That would be bad.

Any ideas? Or do I just forget about the 11'6" yak?

Silverado23
05-22-2014, 03:35 PM
A dowel rod in the door track may work. You may need something even taller like a 1x3 cut to fit the door track.

remoandiris
05-22-2014, 06:16 PM
A dowel rod in the door track may work. You may need something even taller like a 1x3 cut to fit the door track.

Not a bad idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

szewczyk_john
05-23-2014, 05:19 AM
I use a spring tension rod on the upper end and a piece of cut 3/4 inch white PVC for the bottom track to force ours to stay open during transit.

iaflatlander
05-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Tenion rod for us as well.

porthole
05-23-2014, 10:54 PM
On the rare occasion I may travel with the door open I use a simple dowel.

Rodbuster
05-24-2014, 07:35 AM
A dowel on the bottom track and I would place a small " C-Clamp" about 1/4" further out than the bottom dowel, on the top rail....just in case.

Dick