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Old 09-04-2003, 06:25 AM   #1
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? about the hinged rear bumper cover

I am trying to fit the hinged rear bumper top cover back on the bumper. When all of the previous holes match up for mounting, the cover does not seem wide enough. In other words, there is a gap between the cover and the trailer shell.

Was there an aluminum piece that covered the remaining area between the shell and the bumper cover? I was so hasty taking this thing apart, I am at a loss. Took many pictures but obviously missed this angle!

Thanks for the help and suggestions. My trailer is a 68 Globe Trotter.

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Old 09-04-2003, 06:31 AM   #2
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The cover should hinge from the edge that is closest to the shell. The hinge lays on top of the steel cross beam between the frame rails. If there is a gap between the hinge edge and the shell it is not a problem as long as the lid covers the opening. You do want to be sure the seam between the frame cross member and the shell is sealed with vulcum. If the gap is not sealed then it is an entry point for water and can lead to floor rot.
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Old 09-04-2003, 06:47 AM   #3
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That answers the question! Mine was hinged just the opposite!

Thanks a bunch.

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Old 09-04-2003, 08:59 AM   #4
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Speaking of storage doors

Does any one know where I can get a new spring (s) for my rear bumper storage door?
I have a 1979 Sovereign.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:25 PM   #5
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I imagine you found your springs long ago. For those newbies, Silver Trailer Supply in Salt Lake City UT has them for $11.19 each, prod. #380392. They have a website, or phone 801-972-2400. I just ordered a set. Can anyone tell me how to mount them? Thanks!
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