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zed1k

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Posted: 06/19/19 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My compartment doors seem to be taking on water, and have become delaminated. There is no water in the storage area, just in the doors. Just wondering if had attempted to repair these doors by replacing the plywood and fibreglass sheet, or reuse the old fibreglass with a spray epoxy or something?


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Or a place that can replace my doors with correct radius, i am a machinist so i could make new ones out of 1/2” pvc and have them painted

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I have the exact same problem with my doors. I’m on the fence about taking them apart and laminating the outer fibreglass skin onto new plywood backing or replacing with new.

I’d like to reuse the fibreglass skin so it colour matches and the decals match but I’m unsure if I can get the outer metal trim off without bending or damaging it or if I can I get the old rotted panel off the back of it without damage as well.

I think new would be easier but much more expensive. The new white doors will be bright compared to the rest of the tt and I will have to somehow replace the decals or remove the remainder on the tt which will leave visible discolouration.


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I looked at the replacement ones on amazon but it doesn't say anything about radius size on the page. My trailer look great other then these doors, started happening since pretty well new. Poor design on this camper i guess

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I think the corner radii are all the same it’s just the length and height that varies. You just need to measure the hole openings.

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Do the hole openings matter? I think mine just latches on the frame

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If i spend the money to replace mine, would like to go to the pull style latch, is it possible to switch to that style?

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Can you drill out the rivets on the door and remove the fiberglass, replace it with sheet aluminum?


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301TBS wrote:

Can you drill out the rivets on the door and remove the fiberglass, replace it with sheet aluminum?

I was thinking that, or machine a piece of pvc and put the aluminum trim, but dont want to leave the compartment open for long incase i run into problems

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I have 2 new ones that if they are the correct size I would sell very cheap. They are just taking up space in my garage. I bought them for a Keystone and we sold it before I put them on. PM me if you are interested.

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