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Old 02-01-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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'77 Argosy entry door replacement

I'm a newbie with a nice little basket case. Among a laundry list of issues, my entry door has suffered multiple hi-speed openings. I'll post a pic later today. It may be repairable (I've read some posts), but I thought I would inquire about a replacement. Anyone with links, contacts, ops? What other year(s), model(s) are compatible? This is a suicide door. Thx.
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The replacement will have to be used. A new one is worth more than the trailer....$1800. Plus shipping and without a window.
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77 Argosy entry door replacement

One possible source of a salvage door is Colaw's RV Salvage in Carthage Missouri. They are a volume dismantler and their inventory does tend to turn over on a regular basis. You can find Colaw's on the web at this link.

Good luck with your investigation!

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Since whatever you do you will have to remove the existing door, there's one more thing to consider: repair ir yourself.

This thread gives a brief description of how you do it, and if you can get your current door off, you have won half the battle, I think. I don't know, since the only door I've ever taken off my AS is the screen door.

1953 Flying also lists a bunch of threads about it here.

I dunno what you had in mind, but you won't be alone, lots of folks have had the bad luck with the door. Good luck!
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If you want to tackle repairing the door yourself. It may be possible. The door on my Argosy was not setting in the opening correctly. So I decided to see if I could fix it myself. And was successful. I didn't take the hinges off of the trailer, I took the inside panel of the door off, which gave me access to the hinge mounting. Here is a photo of what they look like. You could remove the door and see of you can re arc it to fit the opening.
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Some of the salvage yards were probably closed today due to the midwest storm. I didn't get through to colaws. Based on the cost of a new door however, a used one will likely be out of my budget also. I'll read some threads, pull the door skin off and assess the damage. I don't think I can make it any worse. Thx for the info.
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Good luck, Camp. Let us know how it works out.
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