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Old 09-21-2017, 11:37 PM   #15
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Totally crazy. They said each one is custom made and fitted. And mine was too far out of normal adjustment. They had no clue how to fix it and had to get on conference called with Jackson Center. My confidence was low in their ability to do this, but Si far it has worked out.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:16 AM   #16
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:54 AM   #17
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I called AS customer service and got a call back from Jon Puckett. He asked if I could send him some pics so I sent him the ones in a prior post.
He and a guy that's been working on airstreams since the Flintstones had square tires came to a conclusion that the pin is bent. He claimed he could see it in the picture. Tells you a lot about my eyes LOL.
He sent me the following link that I found very interesting and you will too. Has anyone put this pin in? He said after the pin is out, look down into the hinge holes from the top and look for wear. Refer to the video for that repair.

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com...-p/vts-427.htm

P.S. I have never called AS Tech support (877-596-6505) but I couldn't get over how quick Jon returned my call. I mean it took less than a hour.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:01 PM   #18
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Listening to the Vintage Airstream Podcast ,the cause can be lack of lube over the years that leeds to the pin moving with the door as its opened and closed thus ovalizing the upper casting of the hinge.

The fix is to drill and tap the upper casting with the door open and using a 1/4" 20 t.p.i. bottoming tap and inserting a 1/4 20 Allen set screw thus pushing the pin back to its original position. Thus moving the door back at the top.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:37 AM   #19
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What you say makes sense and probably true. Did you read my post # 17?
Jon from Airstream thought the pin looked bent to him.
Are you saying I should drill out the casting and tap and try that first before filling the top hinge of the door side casting with the Pro Aluminum Melt kit that Jon fro Airstream suggested?
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I have a very similar problem. I removed the hinge, knocked out the hinge pin and currently in trusted the fix to a toolmaker and welder at the factory I work at. My hinge pin was not bent, the door side of the hinge is very oval shaped on the top and bottom and even the trailer side of hinge has oversized holes at this point. Not sure if the fix is going to be filling the hole with weld and redrill, or drill the hinge slightly larger and place bushings in the holes.

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:35 PM   #21
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I'm sorry someone else has my problem ):
The other day I was at the camper and opened the door. I lifted the door just as soon as it opened and it clearly had play. The more I opened the door the less play.
Post #18 written by Glenritas may be my answer.
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