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Old 07-31-2018, 08:27 AM   #1
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1965 Tradewind- lost our rear access door

This is my first post! We lost our rear access door last week. A mixup at the HVAC shop and the bottom line is that it’s gone😂. Please advise where to order a replacement (not that it can really be replaced since it was original to our inherited trailer). I found one place online but it had terrible reviews. Thank you.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:10 AM   #2
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I would put an ad in the classifieds. Title it something like wanted rear access hatch door for 65 Tradewind and give a dimension.

because 65 was a very popular year for a trade wind you may get lucky and someone may fight and one for you.

Additionally the HVAC shop should easily be able to make you another one very similar maybe with a piano hinge or something like that on it.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:01 PM   #3
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I would put an ad in the classifieds. Title it something like wanted rear access hatch door for 65 Tradewind and give a dimension.

because 65 was a very popular year for a trade wind you may get lucky and someone may fight and one for you.

Additionally the HVAC shop should easily be able to make you another one very similar maybe with a piano hinge or something like that on it.


Thank you. We will look into that.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:28 PM   #4
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I just looked at the new Inland RV websight and they state “made to order access doors 64 - 68 part number 91696”. Call to order and pricing. The sight is tough to navigate. Good luck, Bubba
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:46 AM   #5
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My '66 Tradewind came to me with lightweight retaining cables, with clips, positively securing the rear access door to the coach - the clips allow quick release. The door looks good, but it replaced the original one.



I have not lost this rear access door, a couple of times, because of the retaining cables.



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Old 08-01-2018, 12:02 PM   #6
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Thanks! We will take your advice.
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I had a frustrating experience ordering a replacement rear hatch cover from Inland. At that time Andy R. was the only one who fabricated them and I hear he has retired. The first one did not fit and the second one was a reject from someone else. It barely fits and does not have the quality of aluminum to match the rest of the our rig. For the other two smaller hatch covers I ordered parts from Vintage Trailer Supply. These came out beautifully.

My 3 hatches have retaining cables and provisions on the locks to prevent loosening and falling off.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:38 PM   #8
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I just made one last weekend for my 65. I ordered the extrusion pieces from VTS and used .032 alclad, turned out nice. I must say, it requires a bit of skill and time!
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I always put a short strip aluminum tape ( the type HVAC shops use to seal duct work) along the bottom 4 inches on each side of my rear hatch. If you turn one end over on itself it makes little tab and will peel off in one short pull. With the tape in place there is no way the hatch can fall out. The aluminum matches the trailer and does not leave residue like duct tape. I keep a roll in the trailer at all times. Any of the big box home stores has it.
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Thanks for all the helpful information! We are having the new door made locally and using all your suggestions.
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