94 Fleetwood Flare Door Replacement or Method to fix it.

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Earlier this year my RV door has become harder and harder to close, and people tend to slam the door and finally I wasn't able to close it and now have bungie cords holding it shut for now.  Its at a RV storage but looking to figure out the best approach to replace or fix it.  Looking at it, its in some sort of metal frame and I think either all the bolts/screws have shifted a bit making it angle down a bit. 

I was wondering if anyone has taken theirs completely apart and reseated/screwed things back in or if its worth just trying to find another one somewhere.

Suggestions?
 
The door on my Bounder became hard to close.  After close inspection I found that the hinges themselves had worn, causing the door to drop.
I disassembled the hinges one at a time and added some shims.  Door works perfectly now.
 
Old_Crow said:
The door on my Bounder became hard to close.  After close inspection I found that the hinges themselves had worn, causing the door to drop.
I disassembled the hinges one at a time and added some shims.  Door works perfectly now.

Thanks.  I need to go to where its stored for the winter and see whats up.  I was thinking of taking off the whole door, unscrewing the frame and just resetting it.. hopefully that works.
 
I didn't raise mine much, probably 3/16".  I used some small flat washers, removed the door pins(one at a time), raised the door and put the washers in the gap and reinserted the pin.
If I'd tried to reset the whole door, I think the new screw holes would have been too close to the old ones to hold for long.
 
If hinges are worn ... probably ... using E clip washers you can put them on without having to remove door.  Just lever or carefully jack door up slightly and insert on bottom of hinge shaft.

Like these

https://www.amazon.com/Hilitchi-300-Pcs-External-Retaining-Assortment/dp/B079B9X3KC/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2M0LR2I62VJB4&keywords=e+clips&qid=1553967398&s=gateway&sprefix=e+clip%2Caps%2C248&sr=8-3,

except get the size you need at a hardware store ... ACE, Menards, etc.

Howard
 
Howard R said:
If hinges are worn ... probably ... using E clip washers you can put them on without having to remove door.  Just lever or carefully jack door up slightly and insert on bottom of hinge shaft.

Like these

https://www.amazon.com/Hilitchi-300-Pcs-External-Retaining-Assortment/dp/B079B9X3KC/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2M0LR2I62VJB4&keywords=e+clips&qid=1553967398&s=gateway&sprefix=e+clip%2Caps%2C248&sr=8-3,

except get the size you need at a hardware store ... ACE, Menards, etc.

Howard

Dude, that's a good idea.  Where were you when I was taking my hinges apart.  Ah well, next time.
 
Hmm, I really need to look at my door again.. I feel like the frame is not properly straight anymore or the stuff inside of is has angled down a bit making it hard to properly close by having overlapping space where the lock section is.  I prefer not to take the whole thing apart.  I was wondering the link of clips how they would help in my situation.
 
You won't know until you look and establish the way it was when new.. I repaired mine as Old Crow did by making my own "spacers" using washers the thickness I needed and slotting them with a hacksaw to resemble a "C: clip.>>>Dan
 
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