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Old 06-11-2021, 08:39 PM   #1
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Where can I get baggage compartment door replacement
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:29 PM   #2
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There are 3,000 RV salvage yards in the US. One of them will have your door in good condition though you may need to have it painted.

Many of the different brands steal ideas and engineering from each other so it's possible that your doors went on the same way mine did. There's a trim piece that runs over the doors, usually several doors so it's a one piece deal, and that has accessible screws. Sometimes plastic covers need to be removed to access. Remove those, remove the trim piece and that gives access to the hinge screws to allow the doors removal. My trim pieces screws came up from below, and even when sitting I didn't see them until I stooped down and looked up at the bottom edge of the trim.

Pretty slick system actually. I was thinking I needed to drill out the door hinge's pop rivets but ended up not needing that. Saved buckets of time when I removed that trim piece.
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Old 06-12-2021, 05:27 AM   #3
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Visone rv, they have quite an assortment of national rv salvage parts
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Old 06-13-2021, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks for all the information!
Ortega only has body molds
Will try other suggestions
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When I damaged the right rear compartment door on our 99 Dolphin I called three RV Salvage yards. Although I could see the door on their website was told they didn't have it. I ended up going to a local RV repair shop (not a dealer) that specializes in body, paint and mechanical repair of RV's. When finished it looked great, wasn't cheap but insurance paid for it. We ended up having all lower boby repainted to match the repaired door.
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Couple years ago I called at least 5 salvage yards and sent ems to several others and most couldn't be bothered to answer the emails, or the phone, or answer my voice mails. Sounds exactly like what you find with the typical junk yard. Makes it hard to find parts.

Eventually, went with Visone for my battery compartment door that had the square cutout for WH vent and intake. In that case, I'd found my exact model and color RV on their 'this RV just in' page, and I pointed out the stock number when I called. And after some one sided negotiations, went ahead and bought the door assuming it was going to come the same color as mine. NOPE. Mine and theirs is gold tone, the door that came was blue. Doh! So cost me another $300 for a $110 pint of paint purchased in Yuma, and had the painting done in Mexico for $200. I was quoted $1200 by a local shop up in Pahrump when I stayed there. JUST to paint the one door, that I brought to them. So I saved $900 by going to Yuma to enjoy the better winter weather.

Aww, fun with body parts.
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Gambler's RV in Quartzsite AZ is another possible source for National RV parts.
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You may want to try Ortega again. They made me a rear passenger side compartment door about 5 years ago.
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Where can I get baggage compartment door replacement
Thanks Phil wilson
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Ortega out of L.A has all the molds for national RV dolphins
I had door replaced
You can call me if you need additional help
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