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Old 10-23-2015, 09:21 AM   #15
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I also have a real issue with my door sagging but the door is not the problem.
The attached information may help you determine the cause and repair for your door misalignment. boler Door Hinges & Adjustments
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:40 AM   #16
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Hello. Thanks for reply, I included a side photo of the door. the door is straight but the top of the trailer where the door should meet has a big gap and the bottom of the door juts out also.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:40 PM   #17
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To fix mine I did two things. I straightened the metal pole on the inside of the door frame to reduce the downward warp a bit. Then I used the 'turnbuckle' method.

If you need more explanation as to what that is beyond what's already posted let me know.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:21 PM   #18
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Hello. Thanks for reply, I included a side photo of the door. .
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:51 PM   #19
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Ian's guide is pretty good.

Unless somebody has already been tinkering with the hinges, the simple thing to do is take both hinge pins and balls out and hold the door up to the opening to see how the pieces fit together. Assuming the closet has not been removed. If both the hinge and closet side match nicely chances are it is a hinge problem.

If the closet side fits and the hinge side is out of whack, you are looking at a frame or body bulge issue. If so chances are there will be a crack radiating from the top right corner of the door opening.

To be honest with you, it is difficult for a newbie to know for sure the source of the problem until they've done a lot of research on this and other sites as well as looking at a lot of other bolers. They are not all made the same.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #20
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Hello Roy and thanks for information. I took it to a mechanic who said that when he jacked up the front left hand side of the trailer on front the frame straightened some. So he cut a piece out of trailer frame in front once jacked up and rewelded it so it might hold its shape. He then rivetted under all the seats in the floor panel to the frame to reinforce so it would not twist. We cut the door at the bottom sag and refiberglassed it so it had the nice bend at the bottom to meet up with the bottom frame. He took the hinges off the door and found that someone had moved them from original and he put them back to the original and all this has helped immensely. I am having the tires changed and will be able to take it home to clean it up to give it a face lift. I have posted pictures but for some reason they are not coming through. It seems like an odd hobby to be taking up but I have a goal in mind. To bring it to road safety and use it to go across Canada when I turn 65.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:42 AM   #21
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I will try again. Thanks for letting me know
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #22
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Donna D. posted good instructions on posting pictures in this link.
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:44 PM   #23
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I hope these come through ok. Since these pictures I have gotten some work done. I will take some more tomorrow hopefully and keep you posted as to my progress. Next is getting new tires on and fixing the vent at the top as it was full of wasps nests
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:58 AM   #24
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Take a very close look at your frame, the door opening indicates that either the frame is bent, twisted or broken or the floor has deteriorated and the body is not sitting straight on the frame. Review the info on this link may help you identify the problem, it shows common problems and how to spot them. Boler Buyer’s Guide
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:22 AM   #25
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Hi Ian and Joan
This was a great post and I will show my mechanic. I will get back to you once I get his reply.
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Take a very close look at your frame, the door opening indicates that either the frame is bent, twisted or broken or the floor has deteriorated and the body is not sitting straight on the frame.
I agree. It looks like the frame has already been welded in the first picture. Where the A frame meets the body on the door side.

Serephena, nice find - bolers with the recessed reflectors on the front <aka bug eye> are some what rare.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:23 AM   #27
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Well maybe that's 1 good thing as all I can see is how much cleaning etc it needs. It will be interesting how much elbow grease it will take to make it shiny and clean again. I plan to make new doors for the inside and the fridge needs replacing and who knows if the stove or furnace work but I will keep in touch as I make slow turtle pace work on it. Thanks for Support
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:08 PM   #28
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Hi Ian. Wondering where one can get those hinges and also new door handle?
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