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Old 03-28-2014, 03:15 AM   #15
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Carol, It is on the hinge side and it is mounted to the body, not the door. The swing path of the door catches it and is guided tighter to the body.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:56 AM   #16
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I'm betting your door frame will hold until the frame falls apart.
That might be the case. Though there is still a bit of body sag. I'm considering the upright for the screen door mod. I want to review the situation.
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That might be the case. Though there is still a bit of body sag. I'm considering the upright for the screen door mod. I want to review the situation.
Interesting. Trilliums come with a fiberglass pillar on the hinge side of the door. At first I assumed it was for roof support but it flattens out at the roof curve. Perhaps it's real purpose is to stiffen the wall to prevent sag and door fit issues. Raz
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That might be the case. Though there is still a bit of body sag. I'm considering the upright for the screen door mod. I want to review the situation.
Does tend to work out better when one thinks a bit, then measures twice and cuts once.

I will be replacing my hinges, already replace the ball and pin. Some effect but the aluminum is clearly worn.

Front couch coming out as part of floor covering replacement, replaced bunk mount wood due to falling apart so figure I better check couch mount wood too. Figure I'll be doing some reviewing of my own around that door frame. Like the screen door but want to see what is what first, and get approval of screen door from management too.
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Carol, It is on the hinge side and it is mounted to the body, not the door. The swing path of the door catches it and is guided tighter to the body.
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Thanks David for the explanation on it... will call Scamp.
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I had the same problem, and used a few different solutions to fix it.

First I found water in the bottom of the door, so draining that helped a little.

The hinges were worn, so I replaced them.

The metal brace on the inside of the wall, on the hinge side of the door I replaced with a shaped piece of wood. This helped reshape the side, also gave a screen door mount and supported the bunk bed.

Last I shaped a couple pieces of wood on the bottom of the door to mount a magazine and bug spray rack. This also helped the door hold the right shape.

Used it last summer and it worked great.
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Does tend to work out better when one thinks a bit, then measures twice and cuts once.
It is more like a second date goes better than the first. You gain some experience on the first one.
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