Surf-Side Door Hinge Replacement - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-08-2020, 08:50 PM   #1
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Surf-Side Door Hinge Replacement

Greetings all

One of the next jobs up on our Surf-Side is to replace the hinges and remount the door. It is sagging, the the hinges are worn out and are no longer straight to the trailer.

Before I start to unbolt things, I thought I would query those who have gone before in hopes of gaining some insight.

Ideally I would like to mount the hinges slightly off from their current location. The surface that the hinges mount to seem to be quite flat for the area between, and a bit above and below the current location. Has anyone had issue with moving the hinges up/down?

Can anyone tell me if there is backing wood inside the fibreglass of the door and door frame?

Thanks in advance for your replies!

Scott
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:30 PM   #2
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Hi, following and hope you get some answers as I will be rehanging my door soon as well. Did you find new hinges? If so, where?
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:44 PM   #3
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Just saw on another thread that people are recommending hinges from Lee Valley. Going to check them out.
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:46 PM   #4
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Hey Bruce

I went with these ones...

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are a bit larger, and the screws are in a triangular pattern that I think should resist 'droopage' better than the factory inline.

We have started back up at work, so I haven't had time to start on the door yet, still buttoning up a couple of other projects. Where is Sask are you? My wife is a Sask girl...
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:01 PM   #5
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Cool, I'll check them out. I am living in a little town called Middle Lake about 50 km north of Humboldt. But grew up in Summerland, BC. Will be hauling the wee trailer out there next summer.
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:14 PM   #6
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Nice... Kathy is originally from about 175 klicks east of you in Porcupine Plain. We are out that way to bring her Mom's ashes there a couple of years ago. Have to make a meet if you get this way, we are in Kamloops.

I will keep you updated as I get to the door project, and how it goes

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