I think it's a design issue with all manually-operated sliding doors because there is little leverage to pull the door inward at the rear of the door. The mechanism at the rear has to convert forward motion into inward force, so speed (momentum) is critical. That's probably why "slamming" the door works effectively.I'm thinking it must be the sheer size of it, the force doesn't transfer well from one end to the other. ......cut........
No you don't. I had swing out doors on my last van for 15 years! Absolutely the most inconvenient side doors available. I could not get tools out of the side when parked in a normal parking space...pull a tool out, set it on the ground, close the doors, move tool and repeat until you've got everything needed. Never again will I get swinging doors. Stupid idea for a work van.I wish Fiat and RAM offered side swing-out doors.
>Swung out and folded against the side (like the back doors) woulda been great... this sliding door is going to be a PIA for many people.
Mine too. At first I was concerned with reliability but so far not an issue. On the other hand we don't open them very often, certainly not as often as would be required of a work van.My wife has a honda odyssey, push a button the side door closes. Wish the pm had that