Pride Replacement Flaps
Pride flaps consist of two parts: A rectangular central flap and a 'U' shaped piece that overlaps the flap and the frame on one side. When the pet pushes in one direction both parts swing away. In the other direction, only the central section swings. This design is the same as the Johnson Pet Door/PetSafe Ultimate flap design and the flaps are interchangeable.
Features of the Pride Replacement Flap
- Pride pet doors have these manufacturer numbers on a label on the frame: Small SD300, Medium MD400, Large LD500 and XLarge XLD600.
- Flap dimensions shown are inside the 'U' shaped gasket. So long as the label matches the manufacturer part number, don't worry if your measurement is slightly different.
- Since Johnson Pet Door and Petsafe Ultimate flaps have been discontinued by the manufacturer, many Johnson and Petsafe Ultimate owners have successfully substituted Pride Pet Products flaps. The Pride flaps fit these pet doors and are the same two-part design. However, please note these important differences:
- Pride flaps are black rubber rather than tinted vinyl. Because your pet cannot see through the Pride flap as he could with the Johnson flap it is vital that you not permit him to try to race through the Pride flap with the Johnson locking cover in place. They could be seriously injured if they run into the cover! Pride flaps are not available in a clear version.
- Both Johnson pet doors and Pride pet doors rely on the center flap and U-shaped piece to fit flat against each other. On the large size, the Johnson had a magnet placed half-way up both sides to help maintain this seal. The Pride flap does not have this magnet. However, the XLarge size Pride flap does have it.
- WARNING ABOUT SMALL SIZE: We have had a large number of returns of the Small size which seems to indicate that the Small Pride Flap is not such a good fit as the other sizes. The Small has nubs at the top and slides into a channel which holds it in place rather than having to screw it in like the small Johnson/Ultimate flaps, so that size might not work without modification. Customers have been able to modify the small and use it in their doors, but it is not a simple substitute.
- Sometimes only the magnet is missing. Unfortunately, those magnets are not available. The only solution is to replace the flap. Additional screws are not included with the replacement flap, so you would have to use your existing hardware.
- 1 year warranty.
Tools Required: A Medium Phillips head screwdriver
- Remove center screws from top of metal pet door frame. Loosen the two outer screws but, DO NOT remove outer screws at this time. Save screws.
- Pull old rubber panel out of metal frame and discard. Insert new rubber panel with brand name "Pride" facing out and steel spike plates facing in, towards rubber U-frame. Line up holes in new rubber panel with holes in metal frame. Replace screws, but do not tighten completely.
- Remove two outer screws from top of metal pet door frame. Save screws. Pull out old U-frame. Insert new rubber U-frame, being sure magnets on bottom face the metal strike plates on panel and frame. Replace screws. Do not tighten completely.
- Check to make sure that magnets line up with metal strike plates, and that the rubber panel and U-frame swing easily in the metal frame. Adjust if necessary.
- Tighten screws securely, but do not tighten with extra force since this could cause swinging panels to hang improperly.
Q. What are the main differences in the Johnson Replacement Flap and the Pride Replacement Flaps?
A. The main difference between the Pride replacement flap and the old Johnson and Petsafe Ultimate pet doors is the material of the flaps. They are made from a heavy duty black rubber, making them durable, but also heavier and not transparent. Some dogs might be confused by this difference and smaller dogs especially might find the weight more challenging than their previous, lighter flaps. The locking cover could pose a safety issue since so you will want to make sure that if you close it off that the pet is on the same side as the cover. You don't want them to come running through from the opposite side and hit their head. With a little extra training most all dogs will figure them out, as the desire to go outside overpowers the skepticism of the new flap!
The only Pride flap that customers have had problems with is the Small size, as that does not have the screw holes at the top. The installation process for medium, large and extra large are all the same, they require no additional steps for installation. However, the installation for the Small Replacement Flap requires some work on the customers end. When installing the flap you will notice there are nubs on one side of the flap and 2 “tails” on both sides of the U-shaped flap. In order to make this flap fit properly, you must trim the nubs down and create new holes that match up with the screw locations on your frame. Also, the 2 “tails” must be cut/trimmed down so it may fit in the frame as well.
Both Johnson pet doors and Pride pet doors rely on the center flap and U-shaped piece to fit flat against each other. On the large size, the Johnson had a magnet placed half-way up both sides to help maintain this seal. The Pride flap does not have this magnet.
Q: Is there a clear flap replacement option that I can get instead of the Pride flap?
A: The Pride flaps are made from recycled tires and are only offered in the thick black heavy rubber. None of the clear flap are size compatible with the Pride, PetSafe Ultimate, or Johnson pet doors.
Q: Can a Pride locking cover be used with the Pride replacement flap on a Johnson or PetSafe Ultimate door?
A: No, they are not interchangeable. The widths and shapes vary in terms of the closing covers and are not the same, so even though the flaps fit, the covers do not. You can fabricate the closing cover using a Lexan or Plexiglas material, just make sure that it is the right thickness so it slides into the channels.