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Old 08-13-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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Remove basement door

Trying to remove #5 left basement door for repair and not having any luck. I've removed the two aligning blocks, released the two gas struts and opened the door as far as it will go and still can't get the channel hinge to let go. Someone told me I have to remove an adjacent door and slide them out but that involves cutting the rear cap moulding which makes no sense to me. I can't slide the door forward as there is a step in the hinge channel.

What am I doing wrong (besides getting too close to a boulder).

Many thanks if you can help.

Tom

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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On my 99 Fleetwood, I had to lift up on the door while pulling down/out at the channel. Only then would it open enough to release from the groove.
Yours may be different though, but worth a try.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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basement door removal

Thank you, I'll try that.
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We had a space conflict with a cement pylon, and I find the only way to remove our doors are to drill out the top rivets.
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We had a space conflict with a cement pylon, and I find the only way to remove our doors are to drill out the top rivets.
This would most likely be the best way to go here. Drill the rivets in the side of the hinge that attaches to the coach or on the door.
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Drilling rivets

Are you talking about the two or three at the very top of the door skin? How would that help release the "j" channel ? I thought those few pop rivets were to hold the door skin to the upper frame.

Thanks, and I'm still struggling to get this door off our '04 Inspire.

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On our DSDP you remove the lift cyl, swing the door up to about as far as it'll go up and hit the door in a downward direction. It should almost fall out.
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Hmm, have not tried that but I sure will. Thanks.

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