74 BOLER: I fixed the door gap. - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-18-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Well, I finally fixed the gap at the bottom of the door.

I tried bending the metal bar straight, and that didn't work. I tried new hinges and new hinge hardware and that didn't work.

So I mounted two pieces of aluminum angle iron to the inside of the door and used 3 threaded rods to pull the door back into the body.

It worked great!! The 2 inch gap at the bottom of the door is now enirely gone!! Once I add the weather stripping, I will have an awsome seal!!

It doesn't look the best but I plan to make a cover for the inside to hide the rods using the same material I just used for my cushions.

Here are two images of the outside and inside of the door.

Thanks for everyones help with this!
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:57 PM   #2
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Before you cover the rods, consider this a storage opportunity! If there is a gap between the rods and the door, could you use it to hold paper bags or other flat items? A bag of maps? tablecloth for the picnic table? I'd probably hang a dog leash or harness there. Frisbee? towel?
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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Before I read the post but just saw the picture I thought about using it for storage too!
Freaky!. I guess us 13 footers think about these things a lot.
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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A similar fix in the past turned the fix into a magazine rack, but I believe it used vertical pieces of wood curved to pull the door back in shape.
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