Originally Posted by 73Argosy26
On a recent trip to New England, the door on my 73 Argosy 26' had a tendency to come open a crack. Since the original lock doesn't work, it has an outside lock that I have been using. This trip turned out to be much differant than others I have taken. The roads in PA and NY where I went were horrible. Some of the bridges had been patched so much that when you hit them unaware, the trailer would bounce substantially thus throwing all kinds of things out of whack.
On the way back on this 1800 mile trip, the door sprung open at the top and at the bottom while remaining somewhat locked in the middle. When I got to a rest stop, I saw the damage that had happened. The door opens to the left, thus allowing the oncoming wind to grab the gapped door and bend it. Its a mess.
I think I would like to possibly get a replacement door and install it so it opens to the right, away from the wind. Has anyone done that? Know of a place I can get a door? I've read the posts on straighting out the door and all the problems that has. These doors are tough.
Any suggestions for this first time Argosy owner?
A new door with reverse hinges can be ordered, but they are very expensive. A new door comes complete with a lock, screen door and the frame that is riveted to the shell.
You should determine why the door wants to fly open. There are several reasons, such as a heavy duty tow vehicle, excessive rated hitch bars, suspension systems, lack or proper running gear balance, worn out striker pocket, worn out striker bolt, bad shocks, or a combination of some of those things.
Installing a new door that opens to the front, is not getting to the source of the problem.