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Old 02-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
National RV Owners Club
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storage compartment doors

I was cking my doors to see why they weren't lining up with each other.The bottoms of the doors are curved and should be straight, also, the liner is coming away from the skin on each bottom corner. I have read about different ways of re-attaching the liner, but, none about how or if the fiberglass skin can be straightened. They aren't cracked , just curved.Has anyone figured out how to do this?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Englewood, Florida
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Locker Doors

Hi, I do not know what MH you have, but I have a 2001 Forest River Georgetown. Several years ago was sideswiped on lower right side. Hit almost every locker door. To my amazement they completely fell apart. Materials used were interior junk. No problem, insurance paid for all new doors on right side. BUT, I discovered that because of the way they were made, they were all rotted inside. I decided to rebuild all the doors on left side. Lengthy, but not difficult or expensive job. Took doors off (one at a time ) and drilled out rivets on frames and seperated from door. Door was made up of Filon outer layer, glued to Luan interior plywood on inside, cheap wood frame with syrofoam, and thin aluminum on interior. If you are lucky, and Filon seperates from rotted Luan without damage, ( I used a long butcher knife to carefully seperate them), you have it made, no painting needed. Frames back on, and reinstall. Total cost per door, about 20-25 bucks. If rotted Luan and Filon don't seperate without damage, you are screwed. I think in that instance I would have changed my mind, but they successfully rotted completely. I am so sorry that I didn't take pictures, but I am no carpenter and it was easy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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I was not able to correct to curve or bow on the bottom edge of the compartment
doors. However, to "fix" the foam core which appeared to be becoming un-glued
from the door assembly, I layed in 3/4" x 3/4 " aluminum " L " pieces , 24" long on
each side of the door. Then using 2 C-clamps (with thin wood pads, under them on the finished outside door surface to protect the finish) I thighten the C-clamps that forced form core back into place. Then I drilled 4 3/16" holes thru the sides of the
door & aluminum L piece and installed 3/16" rivets. This may have reduced the bow in
the doors, but not by much. However, the door closes OK and looks good and the foam core will at least stay in place. Home Depot or Lowes should have the aluminum L pieces.
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