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Old 06-18-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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Cargo door

The hinge on the curb side rear cargo door on my 2006 Inspire has come loose on two occasions. On the first I found the screws to be rusted and broken off the full length of the door (some four feet or more). According to C.C. the screws were supposed to be self tapping stainless and approximately 3-4 inches apart (mine were about 8") and screwed into a metal plate under the exterior wall. The door was secured with stainless screws about 4 - 6 inches apart. After approximately 3 months the door again came loose and the screws were again broken. After this second event, the shop felt that the rear strut was putting too much pressure on the door and may be part of the problem.

Two things: Anyone else have the same problem and where do I find the two stage replacement struts.

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Old 06-18-2009, 04:59 AM   #2
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Am I correct in understanding that the CC shop said the strut that holds the door open is causing 4-ft. of stainless screws set 4 to 6-inches apart to break off, the same CC shop that incorrectly installed the wrong screws 8-inches apart in the first place?

Maybe I'm missing something but I can't see how the strut could possibly exert enough pressure to be causing the problem.

The only thing I can think of is that all stainless material is not the same and possibly you have very brittle low-grade screws that have failed. If you have any metal fitting held under tension, vibration will, over time, cause the part to fail.

I would check the door to see if where it attaches to the frame it is square and fits in the opening without the screws having to pull it into allignment. If the attaching screws have to "suck it in" over time, they will fail. The bay doors have a problem of delaminating, that is, the outer skin comes unglued from the frame. This can cause the door to rack or go out of square.

Good luck

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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CC won't give me any help. The shop that has repaired the door is saying that the rear strut is so strong that the pressure applied when trying to close the door "possibly" causes the problem. One thing, the door wasn't opened more than twice from the time it was repaired until it began separating again. In any case the screws, both old and new, actually broke between the hinge and the coach body.
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