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Old 05-30-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Question 1991 Excella door problem

My 91 Excella door opens and locks just fine. The problem is that the door does not meet the frame at the bottom 25% of the leading edge (1/4 inch gap). This creates air entry at all times. The bottom door hinge pin stands out of the hinge hole by two inches (top one is fine). It can be taped back into place but will come out again. There is no visible reason for the problem. I plan on taking it to the dealer but have no idea what he may have to do or charge. Any information appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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Rubber Weatherstrip?


There should be a black rubber hollow "quarter round" aircraft style weatherstrip glued to inside of door that makes contact with frame and provides seal against water and wind... Is that still there? Did prior owner possible replace with some other form of weatherstripping that doesn't seal completely? It is rarely sold in hardware or home supply stores...

One source is Aircraft Spruce and Specialty ( ) which supplies parts for airplanes...

Hinge pins rising are not uncommon, and result from loosening after original installation including tap from bottom with punch to expand lower section and hold in place. Dealer could fix that relatively inexpensively as well, and will have ability to order weatherstripping from Airstream directly. Not sure wheterh more expensive from Aircraft places or Airstream, but it costs $$ per foot, not pennies...

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