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Old 11-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #15
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just wondering if that door has the famous soaked core, leading to separation of outer skin?
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #16
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If it was me I would be have it taken off and fixed prior to painting as it may need a bit of filling and sanding to get it back into correct shape.
To enlarge on Carol's excellent advice:

While I'm a great believer in the old axiom that good gravy or good paint can disguise a multitude of mistakes, big flaws on the smooth surface of a fiberglass trailer are NOT among them!

It's very likely that new paint on such an irregular surface will only point up its flaws more glaringly...

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Old 11-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #17
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just wondering if that door has the famous soaked core, leading to separation of outer skin?
Tom, the use of all those rivets sure seems to suggest that may be the issue and a poor attempt at repairing it has already been done. As I said a closer photo and one of the inside of the door might give a clear picture of what really wrong with that door and what may need to happen in order to actually fix it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #18
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I worry that the new door isn't going to fit! This is a long before pre-fire Scamp. Stacy, if you end up buying a new door.. make absolutely certain that Scamp knows precisely what YEAR and size of trailer you're going to put it on.

I'm not saying it won't work, but the post-fire 13' Scamps are now several inches taller.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:49 AM   #19
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Looks like someone has taken a wack at fixing the door. Bad trailer repairs are like bad DIY home projects I am often called on to fix. In most cases it's easier to start over from scratch.
Since the current Scamp Door window won't match what you have you should be able to save about $100 if you get a new door W/O a window. You then can install your current window later or just install a peep hole. Check with Scamp on that option. Do you get a new door handle and hinges with the new door?
An after the fact door repair and paint job on the door will more than likely cost as much as a new door (-$100). I would deal with the door before the paint job. As always with Scamp packing and shipping cost is a big factor. But with a door you will be faced with that cost no matter where you find a door unless you find one locally.
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Donna is correct, about verifying the fit.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:58 PM   #20
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Thank you so much everyone! This is a friend in the TNTTT group and I have complete trust. It is a great deal no matter the shape it's in, which other than the door- is wonderful! If I change it out someday, then I'll check for the measurement match, etc. Great thoughts! Thank you.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #21
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Well, thought I would update this. I bought the trailer. My brother conquered the door right away. It was sagging big time. We replaced the hinges and the door handle. We had to add washers to the lower hinge to get it lined up. Then, added weatherstripping and new trim. Life is good without the bungee to hold it closed and the huge draft/critter opening at the bottom. Thank you to all who responded.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #22
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Just wanted to let you guys know this, as well. Scamps doors are now about 3" taller, however they will make the shorter older version at the same price if you decide to buy one.
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