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Old 12-31-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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Entry Door Hinge

The top door hinge pin on my 1982 Excella keeps rising up. I have driven it back down but after a short time it is up about 1/4 inch. I can not tell what was intended to keep it down. The door works fine and no problems with the bottom hinge. What would you recommend - some way to repair the existing hinge pin - possibly replacing the hinge pin - replacement of the hinge?
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:47 PM   #2
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After coating the pin & hole with Red Loctite, I took a center-punch and staked the pin....6yrs & counting.

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Originally the pins (with knurled ends) were just pressed into the hinge body. Mine were not maintained in the 11 years before I bought it and the hinge bodies were wallowed out. I tried to peen them in, but it didn't hold. The pins on the new trailers have a groove in them and once put in place a c-clip is driven in between the top hinge block and the block on the door and captures the groove in the pin. New pins are about $10 each. I just ordered some but haven't installed them yet.

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After coating the pin & hole with Red Loctite, I took a center-punch and staked the pin....6yrs & counting.

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Mine had been done the same way when we bought our trailer (used) about 8 years ago.

Well, staked with a centre punch, dunno if loctite was used also, but in any event it has yet to move.

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Old 12-31-2015, 06:19 PM   #5
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Mine was staked when I got it, but rose up in the first year. The grooved and e-clipped pin fixed for good.
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Thanks for the great ideas. They are greatly appreciated
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