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Old 10-11-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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Storage doors slip sideways!

I have a 99 southwind. The storage doors slide sideways on the hinges every time I open and close them.
They're easy to adjust back by tapping or sliding, but how do I tighten them up so they don't do this?


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Old 10-11-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Drill a 1/8 hole on each end of the hinge part attached to the coach and put a pop rivet in the hole.

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Old 10-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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My 2001 Southwind has a plastic stop or finger in the center of the doors that are screwed in at the top edge of the door. Several if mine have broken. I never found a source for replacements. I fabricated replacements from some old steel door hinges. I cut and bent them to about the same shape as the originals and good to go. It would be far easier to find the original item.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:37 PM   #4
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Carter is correct. the doors have a plastic keeper that is right in the center of the door in the hinge. Any Fleetwood dealer that has been in business for a while should keep these in stock. To install the keeper you simply pop the bead into the hinge and reinstall the screw. Camping world may have these in their parts dept., if you can't locate them at Fleetwood.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:26 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone! I don't think there's anything on the hindges like that. Can someone take a pic for me?
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:56 AM   #6
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My doors use an aluminum stop between the hinges. It is held in place with a screw. It is j shaped and fits inside the hinge.
I have a 2 issues allowing one of my doors to slide. The hinge stop is worn and the hing on the door also is now worn from sliding under the stop. I just have to remember to slide the door back each time it is opened and closed.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:58 AM   #7
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Thanks! I found a door that still had one. I'll see if I can find a source.

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