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Old 06-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Side door '85 Mallard

So I was finally able to get our 85 Mallard Class C motor home out of storage for the first trip of the season. I know, I know, I'm late, but in my defense I was finishing up the requirements for my special education teaching degree.

Anyway, what an adventure. I went out and put in the battery and it wouldn't start. I waited for AAA for an hour for a jump. He jumped it and it wouldn't restart when shut off. We cleaned the terminals and got it running. On the way to replace the battery (which tested bad), the 350 motor decided to throw the Alternator belt.

I got that replaced and went to take it back to the storage unit, I keep my rig indoors when not used. On the straight ahead, very slow trip into the stall, the side door swung open (how I still can't figure out) and it hit the side I beam of the storage unit.

Now the door will not close right, and the frame is all messed up. I got it to close after I took apart the outside handle and latched it in place.

I am not sure how to repair it. The frame is all out of whack and I cannot get it to line up. Is there a place I can get a new one? Or one not broken?

I have a couple of guys who are going to look at it this weekend who are construction oriented.

Any advice would be appreciated.

La Vista, Nebraska

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Door dammage/repair

Post a picture of the dammage and maybe some one will be able to help you.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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That is a good idea. Thanks. I will try and post a picture tomorrow. I posted this topic quick while getting ready for our first trip this season. I know it's late, but I have been student teaching and finishing up my teaching certificate.

The trip was quite a disaster. I will post about that in another thread if there is a spot for that.

I have a message sent to the relative of a good friend who lives in my neighborhood asking for him to come look at the door. He's a carpenter and avid camper. I have a feeling he might be able to help.
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