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Old 01-24-2016, 06:25 PM   #15
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The plates were made from a piece of 1/4" scrap steel I had laying around. I used the hinge as a template to predrill the holes in the plate and the holes in the trailer. The plates are not epoxied in. I suppose you could epoxy the plates in and then drill all the holes at the same time. Might make alignment easier. As I recall I had to a little filing on one hole. Raz
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:03 PM   #16
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I have some plate laying around as well so I will see if I can make that work. Good idea using the hinges as a template, I will do that as well.
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Here's how I set the door.

You might will need a helper inside the trailer. I used the egress window to get into the trailer. Some older Trilliums don't have an egress window.

I used duct tape to position the door. Note: The raised area on the belly band will not align with the raised band on the door. It's a flaw in the mold. I eyeballed the gaps on the sides. I filled 11 of the 12 holes leaving the upper rear. I attached the upper hinge by the one screw and adjusted things do the hinge pin was parallel to the gap and centered. I then marked and drilled the remaining 5 holes. A countersink center punch is useful here. Once drilled you can attach the upper hinge. The helper needs to align the plate and attach the nuts.

I positioned the lower hinge and measured between upper and lower rear holes. I made a spacing tool using a piece of scrape wood and a couple of nails. With this I laid out the lower hinge. Drill, attach, done. Don't forget to let the helper out of the trailer. Raz
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Thanks! I am going to try to select my hardware today.
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:01 PM   #19
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So, I have the 1/4-1/2" or so wood blocks in there from the factory. Would it be better to remove those or to do the metal over them and basically sandwich the wood between the hinge/fiberglass and metal?
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Id say if the wood is in decent shape leave it so the weight on the plate gets dispersed though the glassed in ply. I would worry that a corner of a square plate might try to push though the curved outer wall
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Id say if the wood is in decent shape leave it so the weight on the plate gets dispersed though the glassed in ply. I would worry that a corner of a square plate might try to push though the curved outer wall
Good thinking. After looking closer, the wood is in amazing shape. I think I am going to leave it in place, not use the metal plate, and then just use superior hardware. I won't put the ensolite permanently back in place and will keep an eye on it for a bit to see how it holds, that way I can add the plate in if necessary in the future.
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