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Old 01-04-2003, 11:58 AM   #15
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This sounds like a very good solution. So far I am quite happy with the rivet nuts and it was real easy


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I had this problem when my keys disappeared. Three of the machine screws came out, but I had to cut off the top one with a hacksaw blade between the hinge and the skin. I used a 1 inch diameter metal hole saw and drilled 4 holes inside the trailer to access the four nuts. The holes are partly in the door frame, and partly in the inner skin. I used a long pencil in the centre of the machine screw head, perpendicular to the skin, and another moving perpendicular on the inner skin until there was no relative movement of the tips when I moved my head around. This gave me the centre of the holes. I needed a 7/16ths socket (long type) to replace and tighten the nuts. I covered up the holes by using the plastic receptacle covers that prevent children from poking things into 120v. A little carving on the back to remove the prongs and to mold round the door frame ensured a snug fit. I glued them on with contact adhesive. It looks fine, and I can now service the door and hinges very simply. Even so , this was a bad way to start a vacation! Nick.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:04 PM   #16
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mother in law??

brian.. why are you worrying about door hinges? wait til it's late..you know.. 2 am or so. sneak up to the trailer not tripping over the sewer pipe, water line or electric cord. dont slip on the infamous mother in law or grandmother throw rug trail running around the camper either. have in hand a hammer, some 20 penny nails and a couple 2x4's 5 feet each. nail them over the door. solves all sorts of problems. most certainly the door hinge dilemma! g'luck!
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