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Old 01-30-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Sprung door :'(

Despite my wedge I had stuffed between the handle and the door, the door flung open today while I was going about 55mpg down I-10. Camped in Tucson now, hoping to get to a place bright and early tomorrow though I don't know what they can do. A bunch of the rivet heads broke off of the inside door skin, and there's a mighty big gap at the top (the bottom isn't too bad).
Talk about a bad day.
Anyone know what I can tell the guy if he doesnt know how to fix it? I don't know what to do. I plan on calling Inland RV Andy tomorrow to see if he knows what parts I need and if he'll have them in stock if they need to be shipped.
Gonna go cry now.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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You may want to give Oasis Rv in Tucson a call. They deal in Airstreams and may be able to help or have the parts you need. Good Luck.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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I've left a message with them, praying they arent on vacation or something and will call me back in the morning!
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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Ouch! That's gotta hurt. Sorry to hear about you door...

Ditto on the Oasis RV suggestion.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
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Help is here

Click on "Airstream Forums" above; then find "Restoration, repair & parts" then; "windows, doors, locks and vents"; then "doors and Locks". There a many threads about how one goes about repairing a sprung door.

Here is what I did to prevent the door from coming open. Not pretty but a lot better looking than a sprung door.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
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Bummer. So sorry to hear about your door. I hope you get help first thing in the AM. Maybe this forum will get you going in the right direction. Looks like you have a place to start. We feel your pain. Good luck tomorrow.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
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We bought our Bambi from Oasis in 2005. They have been in business for a long time, but I'm not sure they still sell new ones. The guys in the shop are very knowledgeable, and they should be able to fix it. Also, Tucson has a lot of winter RV visitors (a.k.a., "snowbirds"), and there are lots of repair shops that work on all kinds of RVs. You should be able to find someplace in town that can help you out.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:01 PM   #8
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Monaxlisa where you able to find someone to help with your door today?
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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The door is fixed, cost me about $400 (ouch!). Took it to Oasis in Tucson. Can't say I was thrilled with them though, they fixed it and were working on a few other things and when I checked it the door still didn't close from the inside so they had to work on it some more.
Several of the other things they "fixed" aren't working properly today, I think they just didn't check their work. Kind of a bummer considering the huge bill I ended up with.
They did attach another lock to the door, under the blue stripe (will post pictures when I'm not using a data limited internet) so that's a relief!
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:39 AM   #10
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:clap Monaxlisa so glad to hear your door is fixed. I would like to see what they did to resolve it. My sister has the same issue. Sounds like this is a very common problem with AS. Glad your safe and sound and it was a quick repair. Happy trails.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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Here are the photos, the top was the worst, with about a gap of 1inch when closed as much as it would close. The bottom wasn't bad but it was definitely not right either.
I'm not sure how they fixed it, I was sitting with my dogs in the waiting room.
All I know is that three guys and a 2x4 were involved.
It fits pretty good now, but it does need to be slammed a bit to get it to click shut.

They wanted to attach the little lock to the blue strip but I thought it would blend better on the silver. Yes, poor Alma needs a good polish, all in good time. I think the PO had a dog that scratched at the door :/

It is so nice having that extra lock on there, they used rivets so it doesn't look too bad.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #12
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I have seen that same kind of repair before. Good thing you had it resolved in 1 day if you are on the road.
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Don't Slam It!!!!

Monax Lisa: Don't slam the door! You will break the lock. It's like $500.00 to get a new one. You may be able to adjust the striker plate so the door will latch by pushing on it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:04 PM   #14
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It has to be slammed to get it close, they left it that way from the shop. Ugg, now I'm really not happy with them. They replaced the striker plate so it's not going to budge
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