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Old 11-20-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Sticky door hinge on Trillium

Anyone else encounter this problem?

In the past couple of weeks, the top hinge of the door of our 2011 Trillium has become very stiff. Previously the door swung freely in both directions (a light breeze would push the door shut), but now I must put real pressure on the door to open and close it.

I'm pretty sure the problem is the top hinge, as I can see the strain it is putting on the trailer-side hinge mount. I tried applying some silicone lube, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get the lubricant into the mechanism.

I'm afraid if I use the door only a few more times, I'm going to damage the mount and the trailer for real.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Hello Michael and welcome to the forum. Is your Trillium US made or Canadian? Mine is US and came with hinges that were not aligned properly. Not sure if this will help but maybe.

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Here is what the hinge looks like apart. The pin is splined and can be removed by tapping on the narrow end with a small dowel. Raz
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Thanks, Raz. Yes, ours is a US Trillium. Weird that the door has worked fine through three seasons only to go flaky on us now. Maybe I'll start by removing and cleaning the pin and see if that helps.
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Thanks, Raz. Yes, ours is a US Trillium. Weird that the door has worked fine through three seasons only to go flaky on us now. Maybe I'll start by removing and cleaning the pin and see if that helps.
I'm not sure you have the same issue. I would suggest you make a "tool" like mine, two nails in a piece of scrape lumber, to check your screw separations. I used the screws on the door closest to the rear as " correct". Because they are Phillips screws any variation will show. Raz
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