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Old 04-12-2016, 12:42 PM   #15
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Very cool Mod, can't wait to see it complete!
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:32 PM   #16
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:27 PM   #17
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:55 PM   #18
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Hate to leave a cliffhanger but signal here is really bad. Short story - the door is fitted in enough for me to stay in the terraport tonight. It is AMAZING! I will do pics when I have better signal. Tomorrow they will Olympic rivet it to the frame including the new rib they installed since the door was slightly thinner than the window. Then they'll do all the external and internal panels.

Also good news, when he pulled the panels away, the insulation was dry and no signs of leaks. When complete with the job they'll do a pressure test to test for leaks anywhere in the trailer.

Folks here seem to be very interested in the idea. The techs are having fun with it too and bend really great allowing me to take so many pictures.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:02 PM   #19
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:27 AM   #20
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Here are a few more pics:

This shows the new rib they installed to accommodate the width of the door. The outer skin had to come off and since the door is thinner than the window, a new piece of skin. Had to be cut to size.

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Here's the new piece of skin. To avoid having to replace the entire side of the trailer, he tucked this patch up underneath the back of the end cap. The only noticeable difference will be some rivets continuing along the line where the end cap stops over to the door.

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And here it is from the inside. You can see the patchwork he has to do here too. Very fun!!

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That's looking really good, Steve.

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Thanks, Brian!

Here's Garrett riveting the door in place this morning. He's going to have o be creative on the belt line as the door lock seems a little high...he's been very creative so far - he's thinking of cutting enough out of it to have a continous line with the original and fit over the lock flat. Will send pics when possible.

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That looks great, Steve. Did you opt for the new door to be front hinged or was that the only way that they could do it? Also, was the window in the door an option?

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That looks great, Steve. Did you opt for the new door to be front hinged or was that the only way that they could do it? Also, was the window in the door an option?

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Thanks.

I opted for this though I knew I wouldn't be able to have the door catch you have with your main entrance to lock the door in an open position due to the stone guards. But I didn't want it to have the chance to accidentally open while driving, catch wind and damage the trailer. Since it's just for emergencies, I went with it as a compromise. If I decide I want to prop it open for a breeze or to load the bikes I'll figure out something with a bungy cord or some other device.

Window came with it - it's your standard door including the screen door. I'll have more pics tomorrow.

I'm telling Airstream when they decide to include this as standard equipment, I want a 30% royalty 😀
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Any reason you chose the street side vs the curb side? On the curb it would allow you to back into shorter sites and make use of the front door.

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Any reason you chose the street side vs the curb side? On the curb it would allow you to back into shorter sites and make use of the front door.

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Great question. To be honest, no - I didn't think about it at all. I went street side because that's where the exit window was. 😀
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Congrats - it's looking great!

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Hi, I like that idea and had thoughts of doing mine too. Thank You for sharing.
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