Speaking of hinges.... has anyone ever replaced them with something that is fitted tighter to the body? since Mine will get offroad abuse..... the way they stick out concerns me.
The hinges are built to allow the door to open fully and not bind against the belly band. The bulged shape of the trailer requires this type... or you'd never get the door more than about 1/4 open. If you notice, flat hinges are on flat doors.
Looking down the side of my trailer, the widest part is right at the tire. The door portion is actually inset a bit. If you're worried about the hinges... you'd really better worry about scrapping the side of the trailer about a foot on each side of the tire. That part sticks out further than the hinges.