Compact Jr. Entrance Door - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-02-2013, 05:50 AM   #1
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Compact Jr. Entrance Door

Good Morning,
Has anyone been able to locate a replacement entrance door for a Compact Jr??? I am a new owner of a 1971 jr. that was just pulled out of the Alabama woods after 6 years(former Hunt camp) and the door is shot. Having a heck of a time locating a replacement door of the Compact's dimension.

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Old 06-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #2
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You can order a custom made door but it costs as much as the trailer. (I checked) The doors I have seen are aluminum over wood. Is there enough left to take apart and reframe?

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Old 06-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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You might want to look at old truck camper doors. We have a '74 Hunter I and it's pretty close to the door on our old 80s Caveman Camper. It would need to be shortened to fit the trailer of course but the width is the same, the window is the same.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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Is there enough left to take apart and reframe?
This is what I am doing with my Compact Jr. A previous owner loaned the trailer to an uninitiated tower who traveled all day not knowing that the door had become unlatched and was flapping open and banging back there. The hinge flange was bent and one window pane was broken. I removed the door and took it to the Lake Casitas Rally where Lizbeth's husband Eric and I disassembled it. Once you unscrew the door from its hinges, there is a trick to the door’s disassembly procedure. We started by removing the window sash, then the side frames of the window, which are held in place by being pressed onto the edge of the door skin. Next you pull the aluminum skins of the door on each side, followed by unscrewing the top window frame from the side door frame, followed by pulling out the aluminum skins of the door toward the top, and repeating for the window frame and aluminum skins for the door toward the bottom. Once you are down to the outer door frame, the 4 pieces that make up the perimeter are assembled like regular window screens with “L” bracket inserts holding the frame channels together at the corners. Carefully tap the hinge side away from the rest of the door from the inside to separate it from other 3 sides, preserving the “L” bracket inserts. I can now put that channel piece in a vise to straighten the bending around the hinge area, and straighten the hinge itself in a vise as well. I’m going to reassemble the door with new solid skin with a cutout for a standard fixed glass RV door window.
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1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:32 PM   #5
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Thanks folks, I am not sure if there is enough of salvageable frame left. I will inspect it further to see if the key components are intact. I guess if it was assembled it can be disassembled. Thanks again for the advice.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:53 PM   #6
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There's a whole bunch of RV salvage yards in Florida, maybe worth checking out?

See this alphabetical by state listing: RV Salvage/Surplus Yards (List) Updated 6/2/13 - RV Forums -
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link

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