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Old 11-26-2017, 07:20 AM   #1
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Cabinet door hinge frustration!

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.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:17 AM   #2
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Unhinged

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
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:22 AM   #3
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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".
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:34 AM   #4
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These hinge clip protectors from Baer work great.:


https://www.baersupply.com (Part # GFF072135807540)
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:01 AM   #5
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These hinge clip protectors from Baer work great.:


https://www.baersupply.com (Part # GFF072135807540)
I donít think I need a box of 500. ☹️
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:17 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:09 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:11 AM   #8
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They work great.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:13 AM   #9
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Just ordered 26 of the clips. Based on what everybody is saying - looks like the solution many Airstreams may need as a standard feature.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:17 AM   #10
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:10 AM   #11
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They are .42 each at Woodworker Express, but looks like shipping is also $13
https://www.woodworkerexpress.com/gr...tor-steel.html
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Great idea. Thanks for the links!
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:08 PM   #13
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Iíve used the clips about a year now, and no more issues. Highly recommend 👍
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:58 PM   #14
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These hinge clip protectors from Baer work great.:


https://www.baersupply.com (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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Old 11-26-2017, 06:31 PM   #15
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European hinge clips

At Alumapalooza this May, Airstream said they are aware of the hinge problem but didnít know that clips were supposed to come with the hinges. They found this out later. We asked for some and got them at no charge. Not sure what the cost would be if you need them shipped.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:30 AM   #16
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Thanks all!

I figured it out.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:32 AM   #17
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So far , these clips have worked great!
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OMG, this is a gift! I can't believe they don't come with em, thanks for this thread!
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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.
Yes please. I'll split shipping and take a bunch whatever that works out to!
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They are .42 each at Woodworker Express, but looks like shipping is also $13

https://www.woodworkerexpress.com/gr...tor-steel.html


Ordered these clips and they are no longer steel. Weíll have to wait to see if the plastic ones work.
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