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Old 11-06-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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DIY compartment door

Has anyone made their own compartment door? I need a larger battery compartment and have very limited space. Although there is quite a good selection of doors on ebay, I have not been able to work with any of the sizes. I would like to avoid the high cost of a custom door. Has anyone made one ? Does anyone know where to find the aluminum frame pieces?

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Old 11-06-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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How about taking a door and cutting it down? buying a larger door would give you the aluminum trim and the skin of the door.

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Old 11-07-2014, 05:05 AM   #3
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Now THAT is a great idea and one of those "why didnt I think of that" !!
Thank you so much for your reply!!
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trailer/MH type not mentioned so I provide info from 5th wheel experience.
Fixed a damaged baggage door and had new one in hand to replace. old one came out real easy and then found out how easy to change parts/cover, adjust frame....repair of the damaged one was very easy..

Go buy door the size or close to the size you want and cut down to size.
Cut the door opening to your new dimensions and install.
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Lancaster, Ky
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