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Old 09-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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Cargo Door Removal on 96' American Tradition

I've got a '96 American Tradition. The cargo doors have a formed bent hook type channel on the top of the door that seems to ride in a formed channel mounted to the coach. I've removed the screw holding the plastic keeper in the center of the door.

How do I remove the door? Do I have to remove the adjacent doors and slide them all out the back till I get to my door? Or is there an easier way to accomplish door removal?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:34 AM   #2
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You will have to remove other doors to get to the one you want.

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Sliding out the doors individually makes sense to me.

There's a small metal piece on the end of the hinge track that prevents me from sliding out the doors. There's got to be a trick to remove that piece, but it's not obvious to me anyway. What's the trick? Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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just maybe

Not sure this will help but just maybe... my fuel door falls off. I am thinking its hinged the same as your door. Try raising it up higher then normal and see if it comes off. Might look at the fuel door for comparison???
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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My fuel doors are hinged vertically, so that must've changed in the newer models.

I've heard of others that their doors have fallen out of the track when opened because their hinge track was sprung open. I think I'm lucky that my hinge track it pretty tight, but it's making removal quite a project. Seems like there's gotta be an easier way to achieve this. I'll mess with it some more tomorrow. I appreciate the help!
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:06 AM   #6
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If it is a top hinged door in the middle there is a small Philips screw on top of the track. Disconnect the hydraulics bring it up to 90 degree and push it in towards the coach it will drop out of the track.

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