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Old 01-04-2015, 07:35 PM   #15
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I also forgot the deadbolt and bent my door on the 86 in the same manner. It was out about an inch mainly on the bottom. My local dealer bent it back for $100. BigAl and others have it right. You will need to remove the inner door skins which will "weaken" the door a lot. Then make a 2x6 template from the door opening and then heave ho, both top and bottom, mostly away from the hinged end. Your door can be repaired.

There is an Airsteam You Tube showing how sprung doors are repaired. Maybe I can find it again. it was attached to a thread here in Air Forums.

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Old 01-05-2015, 04:54 AM   #16
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Call the factory repair center and send them a picture of the damage. They'll give you a rough estimate. At least you'll have something to compare to the dealer estimate. It might help with the insurance negotiating also. Jackson Center can add the deadbolt easily when doing the repair. No obligation for an estimate. I suspect they've done many of these repairs.

If you go to Jackson a Center for the repair, and don't stay in your trailer at the terraport, Airstream has a special rate at a motel in nearby Sydney (Hampton Inn I believe). If the repair takes a couple of days there are some interesting places to see in the region including the Air Force flight museum in Dayton.


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Okay, you have probably found this video already. It does help explain how to repair a bent door.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ly-123413.html

Your door can be repaired.

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