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Old 04-15-2016, 08:43 AM   #1
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Basement door hinges?

Our basement doors are hinged on top so when open stick out like wings. Does anybody know if there are kits that I could use to convert a couple of the doors to open and move up parallel to the side of the MH? I'm tired if banging my head on the doors.

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that's a good idea however I don't know if the door itself was built with reinforcement on the 'sides'. Most doors are very light weight with reinforcement along the current hinge placement.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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I thought about that, thanks.
The inner panels on my doors are screwed on so if needed I can get to the inside of the doors and add reinforcement. I believe I can frabricate what I need but for this it seems easier if I can find kits somewhere.
Maybe I'll try to find a greyhound bus graveyard somewhere. I've seen some of those doors open up parallel to side of the bus.
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IMO, it would be a lot more useful (and likely a lot less expensive) to convert to side-hinged doors that will also work below the slide-outs.


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My rear engine hatch does what you're talking about. And I've seen Prevosts--or maybe it was a Newell?? with basement doors that do what you're talking about. I don't think you would want to install it under one of your slides, however.
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rexall has the flip up doors that you describe and they come with a plastic clip to hold them open Be careful and don't open them up over some heat exaust vent.
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