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alphamale49 11-26-2017 07:20 AM

Cabinet door hinge frustration!
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Always coming unfastened and difficult to snap back on. Why do they have to be so complicated? Is there an easy way of putting them back together that I am missing? 2017 International Serenity.

Bostonslim 11-26-2017 08:17 AM

Hey- Ive been in the cabinet business for many years using the euro style hinge you pictured.
Hold the door at 90 to the cabinet and slide the front of the hinge onto the plate with the back on a bit of an angle -once the front is locked in press the back in agianst the plate -you should hear a click when the hinge locks in.
If you find its the same hinge - its likely its not snapped in properly - also if you practice snapping a door on and off a dozen times youll becime an expert - lining the front up is key-top to bottom - good luck

Mollysdad 11-26-2017 08:22 AM

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Airstream uses these because they work for cabinets with no face frames, and are very adjustable.

But I bump the hinge while loading things. Snap! It's off.
So my solution was to visit e-bay and buy a package of these:
Made for boating to secure Bimini tops to rails.
The size is good for straddling the tab that releases the hinge.
Think "Bumper".

daboose 11-26-2017 08:34 AM

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These hinge clip protectors from Baer work great.: (Part # GFF072135807540)

Adventure.AS 11-26-2017 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by daboose (Post 2039009)
These hinge clip protectors from Baer work great.: (Part # GFF072135807540)

I donít think I need a box of 500. ☹️

Tarcoola 11-26-2017 09:17 AM

I had the same issue with our cabinets. Thanks to feedback on the Forum I used these clips and they work perfectly.

I went to the site and added a quantity of 1, and the shopping cart said they were $0.61 each.

Try again with the quantity you need.

Mollysdad 11-26-2017 10:09 AM

I hope you're right.
I just ordered 40. ($37)
I think $13 to ship is too much, but it will be worth it.
If I have some left over, I'll send them to anyone who asks.

DoublTrouble 11-26-2017 10:11 AM

They work great.

GallivanGM 11-26-2017 10:13 AM

Just ordered 26 of the clips. Based on what everybody is saying - looks like the solution many Airstreams may need as a standard feature.

DoublTrouble 11-26-2017 10:17 AM

sburrw 11-26-2017 11:10 AM

They are .42 each at Woodworker Express, but looks like shipping is also $13

ranchometal 11-26-2017 11:19 AM

Great idea. Thanks for the links!

The Colonel 11-26-2017 12:08 PM

Iíve used the clips about a year now, and no more issues. Highly recommend 👍

Pongo 11-26-2017 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by daboose (Post 2039009)
These hinge clip protectors from Baer work great.: (Part # GFF072135807540)

These clips are a simple, yet effective fix. Airstream became aware if the solution about a year ago - we picked up the clips at the service center in JS during Alumapalooza.

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