I've gotten this question about Porta-Hang a lot. It's a good question, one that I try to answer for everyone that asks. I've tested Porta-Hangs all over the US, in many locations, hotels, people's homes and customers, so we know that it works most everywhere for most people. And if it doesn't, that's OK, send it back and you'll be refunded.
This blog post will be a living post, where I'll continue to add photos of door frames and whether its likely to work for Porta-Hang. Check the fit guide on our website and remember the weight limit is 200 lbs.
Lets start with the door frame in the post. This is a standard builder grade door frame from 1996 with wooden trim around 2-1/2" nailed and caulked. This was the starting point for Porta-Hang and how I started sizing and developing the product. So if your door frames look like these and are solid wood, you are in good shape. Here are some more examples of this same door frame.
Here is a similar, slightly wider door frame. Still good!
Next look at this door frame. This is a craftsman style wooden door frame about 3-1/2 tall and standard 4-1/2" to 5" deep.
Here's a little bit tougher one. If your door trim is really tall you may not have a perfect fit. The Porta-Hang is flexible and will usually flex around some tall door frames. Don't worry, it's designed for that. Even if the Porta-hang is angled up slightly like the photo below, it will usually hold well. Test this first and make sure its secure. After some testing, if it feels secure, train away.
Not everything works as shown by this customer in France. They had strange, highly styled door frames. Theses don't work and the Porta-Hang should be returned.