I was VERY careful about closing all the doors because I knew how annoying it was hearing the slamming doors. I always held the balcony door until it was fully closed. We closed the cabin door very easy also to keep it from closing loudly. It looked like the doors where designed in a different way to begin with (with the hydrolic closer) and then that was taken off and just allowed to shut on it's own. It won't keep us from getting another balcony. It's just one of those things that you would think people would be more aware of what they are doing, you know they have to hear the other doors slamming and know that it is loud. My complaining about it won't change a thing, it just lets me vent. We enjoyed having the balcony and will get one again.