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Old 02-14-2021, 08:35 AM   #1
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Challenger Door or restore original?

Hi Everyone,
The Trillium Jubilee was among fiberglass campers produced with a flat entry door. It mounts on a narrow flat recessed flange molded into the shell. See photo

I had to remove the door assembly so a new refrigerator could through the opening. The old door and frame are salvageable but require significant work to restore. Alternatively a new flat door is available in made-to-order sizes.

Researching replacements, doors are available from Lippert Components and Challenger Door. Interestingly, Lippert "acquired" Challenger in 2020 but so far they are still producing independently.

Challenger Door Series 450 includes a screen door and the entry door can be specified with an internal frame. https://www.challengerdoor.com/entrance-doors/ That sounds good. RV dealers in the area don't stock doors so it isn't possible to see one in person and the website photos aren't rich in detail.

Has anyone had experience with Lippert or Challenger Door? I'd appreciate other suggestions as well.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:08 AM   #2
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for the price, I elected to rebuild my own door when I changed my fridge, turned ou very useable, and the total cost was about $15.00 for misc. hardware

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Old 02-16-2021, 01:06 PM   #3
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I took my door apart and replaced rotten wooden parts and put it back on. What is damaged with your door.
New doors are so expensive.


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Old 02-16-2021, 05:51 PM   #4
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The site isn't really loading for me, so I'm not sure there...

I can only assume that Challenger doors can't be any worse than what's on there now. And if money isn't an issue, I'll bet it will work for you.

I agree, though, that rebuilding the door is a good option. I was going to replace my door until I saw the prices.

Camping World also sells doors. Not sure who makes them. Doors
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