Originally Posted by Iceage
How long/complicated was the installation? Any drilling or just Velcro?
The installation is not difficult, although I spent two days looking at the original door to figure out how to remove it. In the end, it was less than an hour to remove the original door - you just have to remove the trim above the door (the screws are hidden behind caps in the trim) to take off the top track. I left the bottom track in place.
After the door was out, it took me about 45 minutes to install the velcro (Rolef has pictures for that). Most of the time was spent checking that I was putting the velcro in the right spot. (There is extra velcro.) On the rear side of the door (above the TV) it gets a little tricky, as you have to place some of the velcro by feel.
Once the velcro is in place, the next step is to hang the door, followed by re-hanging the door, to make sure it hangs properly and closes correctly. It's not very difficult; but it does take time.
Once everything is done, you do need to install some screws, especially at the top. Again, they have photos to show where to put the screws in. They are small screws, and easy to install with a cordless drill. I suppose you could leave them out, but you might have to rehang the door on occasion.
Start to finish for me was about 4 hours; I'll bet Rolef does it in under 1 hour.
We have gone on three trips since installing the door, and it works great.
Yes - the door is expensive, but it's well made in Quebec, and cleverly designed so it has both a magnetic closure (which is very nice), along with the ability to unzip the door to roll it up for travel, or if you don't want to use it. So I don't really think it's over priced. Plus, if the US-Canadian border ever opens up again, Rolef will install it free of charge, and you won't have to pay shipping charges to get the door. Not to mention that the province of Quebec is a great place to take an RV.