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Old 06-19-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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Top door hinge pin works out during travel?

How should I keep the pin in the top hinge? Locktite?

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Old 06-19-2005, 03:06 PM   #2
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Are you talking about your exterior door?

Over the years it may have worn so much that your hinge pin needs to be replaced with a bigger one. We have that problem. However, the previous owners did not take care of the problem correctly and when we got our trailer the door didn't shut correctly. What has happened is that the hinge holes are now oval instead of round. We have a metal guy that is going to drill a little bit bigger round holes and we'll get a larger hinge pin.

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Old 06-19-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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Happened to us a few weeks ago

Originally Posted by Kistler
How should I keep the pin in the top hinge? Locktite?
When we got back from our last trip we noticed that the top pin was up about half and inch. It was the first time we noticed it. It could have been creeping up a little bit for awhile we just weren't aware of it until we got back. We tapped it back in with a hammer and are planning to keep an eye on it. It doesn't seem to be loose, it may just work out over time. We too have a 2002 Classic, although I think that is just a coincidence.
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Old 06-19-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Maybe it is a "weakness" in the 2002 model year Mine just started it lately and now it is really getting every rest stop (for us that is about every 3 hours). I take out the hammer and pound it back down into place.

Needless to say it is not good advertising for Airstream that an owner has to do body work on the road.

I was serious about the LockTite. That product has worked on 3 of the 4 BAL stabilizing jacks. Number 4 (left/driver's side front hasn't gotten the message yet.

This is my/our first Airstream; it is quite a shock that it is the fix-or-repair-daily type of product--thought it would be the F-O-R-D

Sorry for your similar problem but do like to know I am not the one and only.

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Old 06-20-2005, 07:04 PM   #5
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Going to make a 3000 mile trip. I'll keep an eye on my door pins. Thanks for the heads up.
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