Originally Posted by flyfshr
Wish I had this advice before my door flew completely off while traveling. I cannot stress enough to check your hinge rivets and skin under those hinges. Brad
It happened to us going down an interstate... door didn't quite fly off, but the bottom hinges held so it drug on the ground.
We wound up in a WalMart parking lot making repairs for a couple of hours so we could get back on the road.
We discovered on our vintage the rivets had completely disintigrated as well. It is a problem, the backing plate behind the aluminum wall for the door hinge is a steel plate. Well, need I say more than steel, aluminum, and 40 years...
Our rivits looked fine on the outside... it was the inside that was a disaster. My hubby recommends that if your trailer is vintage, to bite the bullet and take the door off and inspect behind the hinges! Some doors are really hard to replace!
Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)