Two doors or one?

Here's where we keep the polls, and anyone can start a poll!

What's your door/window layout?

One door, with a window on opposite wall
19
19%
One door, no window on opposite wall
1
1%
Two doors, one on each side
77
78%
Other
2
2%
 
Total votes : 99

Two doors or one?

Postby csdivine » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:40 pm

As I begin to flesh out my design I have always pictured a door on one side and a window on the opposite side. I see several here have units with a door on each side. Now I'm wondering. What do you have (or what are you currently building) and why did you choose to do it that way?

-- Chris
Build Diary With Pics
"A man can live on packaged food from here to Judgement Day if he's got enough rosemary."
-- Firefly, Episode One: "Serenity"
User avatar
csdivine
Teardrop Builder
 
Posts: 40
Images: 3
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:08 pm
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, USA

Postby bledsoe3 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:49 pm

Unless you're camping by yourself, go with two doors. What if the person on the side with out a door has to use the bathroom in the middle of the night?
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.
User avatar
bledsoe3
3000 Club
3000 Club
 
Posts: 3694
Images: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:55 am
Location: Oregon, Portland

Postby dhazard » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:46 pm

Unless you like getting crawled on or like crawling on someone go for two doors. Also remember you only have about 3 ½’ of height to crawl over them. And lastly for resale value, I wouldn’t even think of buying one with only one door.
ImageImageImage
Many miles and many tears. Times were hard but now they're changing.
You should know that I'm not afraid.
User avatar
dhazard
Donating Member
 
Posts: 1070
Images: 122
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:08 pm
Location: Manteca CA
Top

Postby Gerdo » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:57 pm

Deffinitly two doors! Camping for two, no crawling over someone. Easier to make the bed. An escape route for a bear attack. Better ventilation if you open both doors when there arn't any bugs. I am building some drop in screen doors for those hot days.
User avatar
Gerdo
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1361
Images: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:02 am
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Top

Postby Miriam C. » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:59 pm

Mines is big and if I could back up I would put the bed over the axles and add two doors up front. Windows in the doors.
Image
“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.â€
User avatar
Miriam C.
our Aunti M
 
Posts: 19673
Images: 149
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:14 pm
Location: Southwest MO
Top

Postby madjack » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:02 pm

2 doors, for all the reasons stated above...convenience, resale and a bear attack escape route.............. 8)
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
most all personal problems can be solved with the proper application of high explosives
User avatar
madjack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15125
Images: 177
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:27 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
Top

Postby doug hodder » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:10 pm

I like 2 doors because it also depends on the camp location, how I want the galley positioned and what door I want to use for more privacy, or to avoid prevailing wind/and god forbid rain.., as I just jump out in my shorts and pull on the pants, 2 doors just give more options...and if you haven't made a bed in one of these little things before...a 2nd door might just come in handy, in addition to the other reasons mentioned above...Doug
doug hodder
*Snoop Dougie Doug
 
Posts: 12624
Images: 562
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:20 pm
Top

Postby Juneaudave » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:22 pm

Two doors...one for the bear to get into your trailer, the second for you to get out!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
Juneaudave
Super Duper Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 3192
Images: 372
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:11 pm
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Top

Postby glassice » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:43 pm

Love is great but not at 3AM for some one heading to the can . 2 doors
It is not the return ON my investment that I am concerned about; it is the return OF my investment
User avatar
glassice
Silver Donating Member
 
Posts: 588
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:23 am
Location: E nev
Top

Postby SmokeyBob » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:20 am

Two doors, for all the above reasons. :)
Pics for Building the Alegria I
To view video click Here

Bob & Judith
User avatar
SmokeyBob
2000 Club
2000 Club
 
Posts: 2941
Images: 161
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:06 am
Top

Postby asianflava » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:09 am

There was a thread a while back titled something along the lines of "If you were to do it again, what would you do differently." The ones who only installed 1 door put "install 2 doors" on the list.

I installed 2 doors right off the bat and never looked back.
User avatar
asianflava
8000 Club
8000 Club
 
Posts: 8410
Images: 45
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:11 am
Location: CO, Longmont
Top

Postby Gerdo » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:28 am

I was thinking of only one door but then I came to my sences. The only reasons that I was thinking of one is because it would be easier to only cut one opening, make one door, seal one door. I'm glad I went with two. No regretts.
User avatar
Gerdo
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1361
Images: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:02 am
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Top

Postby Italia » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:30 am

I met a teardropper that had one door. He told me a story how he had to jump out the window on the other side when a bear tried to get in the door side.


Italia
Italia
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 226
Images: 5
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:39 pm
Top

Postby mfkaplan » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:56 am

I camp alone and my teardrop is probably too small for two to sleep in anyway. I have two doors. Second door allows access to the potty/dressing tent. Last gathering, I couldn't stake the tent and had to tie it to the trailer to keep the wind from blowing it away. Once youv'e figured out how to make the first door, the second one is easier. Allows an emergency exit, more ventilation, and allows you to park facing another way. The poll also talked about windows. Got to have one that opens in each door. My trailer ony had a non-opening 15" square of plexi-glass in its one door when I got it. I also have a narrow window in the front. It's only 5" tall. It's nice to peek out of to see what's going on. Not worried about it getting broken as the glass can be replaced. If it ever gets broken by road rocks, I will install a flap to protect it. Doors and windows certainly make teardrops much less clostrophobic.

Mary
Mom's Nest
Mary
Mom's Nest
User avatar
mfkaplan
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 241
Images: 50
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 10:51 pm
Location: California, Atwater
Top

Postby Gerdo » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:31 pm

Image
User avatar
Gerdo
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1361
Images: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:02 am
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Top

Next

Return to User Polls

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest