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Old 07-23-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Gap at top of door

The compact 11 trailer that I hope to buy has a 1/2-inch gap across the top of the door, when the door is closed, and latched.

Someone said that it is possible the door has been sprung.

Will the door have to be replaced, or can it be fixed. If it can be fixed, how would a person go about doing that?

Any comments will be appreciated.

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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The compact 11 trailer that I hope to buy has a 1/2-inch gap across the top of the door, when the door is closed, and latched.

Someone said that it is possible the door has been sprung.

Will the door have to be replaced, or can it be fixed. If it can be fixed, how would a person go about doing that?

Any comments will be appreciated.

Bill Nolen
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Correction: The open gap is closer to 1-inch, and if the rain is blowing towards the door, I'm sure water would enter the trailer.
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Possibly add weather stripping at the top of the door. How is the gap on the sides and the bottom? If it opens and closes without binding it is not sprung.
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Possibly add weather stripping at the top of the door. How is the gap on the sides and the bottom? If it opens and closes without binding it is not sprung.
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Chuck, the door seems to open and close just fine. The old weather stripping is gone on most of the interdoor frame.

As a stop-gap measure, large weather stripping at the top would keep the water and air from entering the trailer. However, it would be soooo ugly!

If the door isn't sprung, could the door opening be out of aligment, or frame twisted?

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