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Old 02-12-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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2004 classic main door adjustment

I have a trailer with a sprung door (opened at 60 mph) top and bottom about an inch any help with repair would be helpful what does an airstream dealer get for a repair like this ?
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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Go to the section on doors. There is a thread where three guys put the arch back in the door. While two of them stood outside and held the door tightly closed, the third guy having already removed all of the rivets except those along the top and bottom of the door redrilled rivet holes and installed new rivets. The inner skin of the door held the arch in the door. They say it worked.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:05 PM   #3
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This is how it is done:

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the factory tweaks linked are just for minor adjustments.

with a SPRUNG/flatted door this is unlikely to do much.

the op might post a few pics so we can gaze of the degree of damage,

but IF the top and bottom are flatted such that there is 1 inch of GAP at the top and bottom...

the most effective repair (as i understand it) is to REMOVED the interior door skin (drill out the rivets)...

((not just the window frame as shown for minor adjustments in attached pdf))

then reshape the 2 primary outer sections of skin...

then REinstall the inner skin with new rivets, new rivet HOLES and so on...

the inner skin will then be under tension and HOLD the newly formed arc of the outer door panels.

using simple brut force to RE arc the door without this step will not provide an effective repair.

slowly the door will LOSE arc again, with both top and bottom sections flattening again.

and the upper/lower gaps will reappear.
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it might cost upwards of 500-1000$ to properly refit a flattened door...

and that's IF the hinges aren't loose or damaged.

but the price of a NEW door (which includes the frame) and installation will be 3,000$....

and up...

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Realigning door!

Very Informative, thank you so much
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thanks for all your help ,looks like an all day project.and Ill most likely need help.and beer
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