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Old 06-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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2010 Classic - Hinge adjustment

The door on my trailer is sagging slightly and I'd like to adjust the hinges so that it closes square and so the latch engages the post properly. I have figured out how to remove the plastic trim that covers the stove bolts holding the hinges to the frame. Tightening the stove bolts helps somewhat but the door still isn't quite right. What is the preferred method for adjusting the hinges?
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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You may find this hard to believe.....Airstream How To: Adjusting Trailer Main Doors - YouTube



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Old 09-24-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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Amen, Bob.

Like Jammer, I just noticed a sagging on my Classic's door as well after a short trip this weekend. Thanks for the post.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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Report...Well, I got the door to clear the top right corner of the frame where I found it to have been rubbing for some time.

However, I only got it to move ever so slightly and it is still sagging pretty good, and I am to the point where I feel I'll break something if I keep at it. I still have a little warranty time, so I think I'll put that on the list.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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Report...Well, I got the door to clear the top right corner of the frame where I found it to have been rubbing for some time.

However, I only got it to move ever so slightly and it is still sagging pretty good, and I am to the point where I feel I'll break something if I keep at it. I still have a little warranty time, so I think I'll put that on the list.
Any luck on this? We have a 2010 Bambi with a sagging door, wasn't able to pound it back straight. Worse yet, tried to tighten hinge bolts and one will not tighten, just keeps on turning! Today just noticed the bottom of door is hitting the face of bottom frame, a fair amount of where from this. Anyway, have to slam the door to get it to fully seat and seal. Would love to get it working better.

Appreciate any advice or details on how yours was fixed.
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I just adjusted mine a couple of weeks ago, using the above video as a guide. I had a wider gap at the bottom of the latch side than the top. My bottom hinge was looser than I would have liked at the wall side of the hinge. And the whole door seemed a little high. I had rubbing in the top right corner (latch side) and the post was contacting the latch mechanism below center.

I used a wood block to move the bottom hinge toward the door and down. Loosend the top hinge just a little and blocked it down. I also move the striker post up. It was necessary for me to drill out the rivet in the video.

Door now closes better than it ever did....at least till I move the AS next weekend!

Oh, I also had a slight "warp" where the bottom of the latch side stood away from the AS more than the top. Was able to tweak it as shown in the video, and didn't have to remove the inner skin.

Folks, this does take some brute force to accomplish. It is a little scary, but they are tougher than one might think.
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