Door problems? Here's what I'm trying - Fiberglass RV

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Old 01-05-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
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Door problems? Here's what I'm trying

The door on my Amerigo is cracked in many places (hinges,handles,etc...) and delaminating at the seams. I had a shop quote $600-$1000 to repair the old door and I've been unable to find one used. Since much of the trailer has already had major modifications by previous owners I didn't feel too bad scrapping the old door. I decided to cut the door jamb and build a new door myself. Check back for more photos.

Photos attached show the old door, and the door jamb after I cut out the molded fiberglass, I had to trim the old jamb to make room for a new wood door frame.
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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Wow Cedar, looks like that door has been "bangin in the wind" for a while. I'm interested in how you rework it all. Keep us informed with pics.

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Old 01-05-2015, 11:41 PM   #3
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Here are a few more pictures as I cut out the old jamb, I now have a flat surface to work with on either side, I think the wood frame that I build should make up for any strength lost when I cut out the molded fiberglass...fingers crossed it comes out alright
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:45 AM   #4
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I hope you use a mask, and long sleeve shirt.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:00 AM   #5
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It seems like Amerigo went to the flat slab door around '76 or '77, I'm guessing fit and sealing issues of the fiberglass door prompted that change.
Here's a pic of the later year one (not mine).

You may be able to find a generic slab door from an RV supply store that's close in size & build a frame for it from aluminum angle, lightweight would be the main goal I'd think.

I know you can't save everything but I'd hang onto the hinges, door latch & window if you don't reuse them......I'm sure there's an Amerigo owner out there that can use them!
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:45 AM   #6
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I fabricated thick sheet metal for my knob / lock area it's working great and I've also almost finished redoing the door

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