72 Boler door jammed - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-07-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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72 Boler door jammed

Hi, I got home today and found I could not get into the camper. The door was jammed.

It has moved counter clockwise and the left side has jammed into thee trailer.
The right side has slipped out over the camper.
The latch seems to be the problem but the lock seems to work fine.
I tried to take the hinges off but that did not work as they seem jammed to.
Has anyone had this problem and can they give me a hint on how to open the door.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:45 AM   #2
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Try rocking the whole camper side to side?
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #3
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I could not get this open so I drilled the rivets on the hinges. Does anyone have any ideas on why this happened and any tips on how to put it back together "so that it will not happen again?"
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:27 PM   #4
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I suspect your jam was 100% hinge related. Sagging hinges will allow waay too much pressure on the lock/latch and jam it up. When you reassemble make sure the hinges are doing their job. On my Casita I ended up installing small metal backing plates on the inside which allowed me to thrubolt the hinges. There's no way the existing mount holes just going into the fiberglas were going to prevent the sag from happening again. Covered up the plates with a leather patch to make it purdy again.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:42 PM   #5
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Thank you, I will put a plate on the inside and perhaps a real thin one on the outside too.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:18 AM   #6
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there should NOT be any rivets on the hinges ! they are bolted on . the hinge should have threads in the holes for 1/4 bolts that install from the inside . good luck !
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:13 AM   #7
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They were definitely riveted. They now have bolts. I note that there was considerable wear on the hinge that caused the door to sag towards the rear. I see where Scamp has replacement hinges that require new holes and filling the old. If I note an ongoing problem I may look into that.
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