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Old 07-21-2005, 02:06 PM   #1
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Is this door supposed to fall off?

CS Rear door just falls off when i open it.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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I'm afraid not.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:29 PM   #3
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Maybe

It is not the first one I have seen.
You need to look at how it attaches at the top.
If there is evidence of a Hinge or other attaching bracket then maybe it did have one at one time or other. Sometimes, covers are simply a catch like bracket that slides into place.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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Ours come off to, you have to hold them when you open them. If you raise them too high they will come off. Both of our panel doors come off. I think on the older units they are supposed to do that. Dawn
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Mine (74) just had a clip that it fit into at the top. You would hook it in then secure it with the lock. It was kinda nice that it would come completly off and allow better access.
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Mine came off too. The lock and a channel held it in place. I guess that
it wasn't locked very well and I dropped it on the highway, and couldn't find it. It is hard to find a replacement. I was lucky and got a door with a riveted hinge as a replacement. I suggest attaching it with a safety chain so you won't lose it.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:21 PM   #7
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Fall off, NO, remove after un-locking yes. My 75 has the same door. Here is a pic of it when I we removing the clear coat.
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I'm with the fall off no - remove after locking crowd.

Ours are the same way - if you hang onto them after you open they will stay in place - but turn them or lift them too high and they will come out of the track.

I would venture a guess that they were made that way - most of the compartments on the older coaches were for running gear tools, water and electic - so the last thing you want is a door that you have to hang onto and fandangle with while trying to get to the things you need.

Notice all the newer ones have drop down hinged doors - might have been a new invention for aistream Just never occured to them in the late 60's early 70's hmmmm
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I'm with the fall off no - remove after locking crowd.

Ours are the same way - if you hang onto them after you open they will stay in place - but turn them or lift them too high and they will come out of the track.

I would venture a guess that they were made that way - most of the compartments on the older coaches were for running gear tools, water and electic - so the last thing you want is a door that you have to hang onto and fandangle with while trying to get to the things you need.

Notice all the newer ones have drop down hinged doors - might have been a new invention for aistream Just never occured to them in the late 60's early 70's hmmmm
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:30 PM   #10
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Now that I look at it seams that its supposed to come off. Just hope I dont forget to latch it and it falls of on the interstate
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