Originally Posted by Pat in Michigan
I am having trouble with my 2014 door. My door is a bit askew and doesn't want to close unless I lift it up by the handle. Anyone else having that problem
George H gave me the solution and it's moderately easy.
You have to take the door off (lift up and remove) and then move the top hinge. In my case it was pretty bad and I had to move the hinge almost an inch toward the front of the trailer and up about 3/4".
While you have the door off and the hinge off, it's a good time to clean and repaint the hinge. I took the lower hinge off as well. I soaked the universals in some mineral spirits and removed all the paint
, lubed them, and put back on. I left the stainless part of the hinge natural - no paint.
My hinges still need to be repainted. My help disappeared and I had to take the door off and put back on by myself. Someday when I have some help, I will clean up and repaint the hinges and small section on trailer.
In 1st picture, expand it and you can see where the 1st hole I drilled is (below the hinge). That's when I realized I also had to raise the hinge. The 2nd picture shows how the door is perfectly aligned now. I measured without the washers, so when I put the door back on there wasn't any room for washers. Doesn't seem to impact the door opening/closing at all.
Parkliner used carriage bolts, but only made 1 of the 2 holes square. It looks like they used an angle grinder to cut the square part of the head off one bolt so it fits in a round hole. It may spin on you when you go to tighten it down.
Another tip George gave me was to put a dab of caulk in the top of the hinge to keep water out and hopefully prevent future rusting.