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Old 12-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Basement door repair or replacement 2001 Seaview

Four of my basement doors have cracked, I read that this is a very common issue with the plastic doors. My question is what is the best way to repair or where can I get replacement doors made.

So far I have considered getting the whole bottom of the rv coated in rhino liner.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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I've heard there is a place in Texas that bought the molds. Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the company. You might check with a body shop that does fiberglass repair and see if they can help.



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would fiberglass repair plastic.
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Why do you say plastic? Pretty sure mine are fiberglass.



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Four of my basement doors have cracked, I read that this is a very common issue with the plastic doors. My question is what is the best way to repair or where can I get replacement doors made.

So far I have considered getting the whole bottom of the rv coated in rhino liner.
I had a very deep scratch on one of my basement doors and the adjacent wheel panel. (damn short campsite marker I didn't see) I had a local body shop with a mobile touch up service come out and he repaired the plastic and painted both areas right in my driveway. I also had him do some fiberglass touch up. Total bill I thought was good at $800. You should have someone on the mainland that can do that. Lots of repairs done to plastic bumpers on vehicles
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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Ortega MFG. in Hemet CA bought the molds from National, RV Parts | Ortega Manufacturing

The 01 Sea View doors were made from a material called CENTRAX ( plastic )
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To repair, separate the inside panel from the exterior panel. Use 2 part Epoxy with a 15 min. set time with a woven fabric strips which is much more rigid and strong than fiberglass. Cut the strips @ 2" longer than the crack on each end if possible, put the cut strips in the mixed epoxy to completely soak the strip and place the strip over the crack on the back of the exterior panel and interior panel if it is cracked also but not at the same time. After you have worked out any air bubbles under the strip, close and latch the door so the repair cannot distort the panel while curing. After a hour or two, you can go back and repair the interior panel and put in place to cure. To help hide the exterior crack, use Scigrip #2354 which is a very fast clear, water-thin solvent cement, and apply in the crack only with an applicator, which will melt the crack together, and it works very well with the siding material of which is similar to ABS and Styrene. Or you can buy new ones for a lot of money and will have color match issues. Good luck.
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To repair, separate the inside panel from the exterior panel. Use 2 part Epoxy with a 15 min. set time with a woven fabric strips which is much more rigid and strong than fiberglass. Cut the strips @ 2" longer than the crack on each end if possible, put the cut strips in the mixed epoxy to completely soak the strip and place the strip over the crack on the back of the exterior panel and interior panel if it is cracked also but not at the same time. After you have worked out any air bubbles under the strip, close and latch the door so the repair cannot distort the panel while curing. After a hour or two, you can go back and repair the interior panel and put in place to cure. To help hide the exterior crack, use Scigrip #2354 which is a very fast clear, water-thin solvent cement, and apply in the crack only with an applicator, which will melt the crack together, and it works very well with the siding material of which is similar to ABS and Styrene. Or you can buy new ones for a lot of money and will have color match issues. Good luck.
I have the same issues..how do you seperate the outside panel from the inside panel?
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I checked with a salvage yard in Tennessee or Kentucky and he wanted $1000 +shipping for "one of those old boys". Checked with Ortega and they wanted $600 for a brand new one and one of the local guys here wanted about $300 to repair two doors.
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If you look closely, you will see that the inner panel snaps in place to the outside panel. First, drill out the rivets that hold the latch/handles in place as they also hold the metal metal rib in between the two panels, then pry the two apart. Reverse order to re-install
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Thank you, overdrive. I will try that. I was hoping to reinforce the inside with a layer of fiberglass and epoxy resin.
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