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Old 09-28-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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Monaco storage door

Hi All,
I purchased a used Monaco La Palma, in which one of the storage compartment doors has been damaged in the past. It has been slightly bent {probably along with the hinge for that matter} to the point it will only close and allow one of the two locks to engage.

Does anyone know where I would find a replacement? This winter, I plan to take it apart and see just how badly things are bent, etc.

Thanks,
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:42 AM   #2
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What year coach do you have and what type of hinge. Sounds like you have a side opening door versus top opening.

you have 2 options if the door is not fixable.

1-Buy a used one from salvage yard if possible. RV Exterior Body Panels Used RV Parts For Sale | rvexteriorbodypanels.visonerv.com?
Visione deals in these if they have one that will work but you will still have to get it painted.
2-Take it to an auto shop that is capable of making a new metal cover and then painting.

On my 2002 Windsor my wife hit a post pulling out of a fuel bay. The post was the right height to crush the top hinge on 3 of my bay doors, damaged a portion of the bottom of the slide, scraped 2 doors at the bottom, and damaged 1 door pretty bad. I got a quote for a small door from Visione, $500 and I would still have to paint. I did buy 1/2 part of the top hinge that attached to the RV. The 1/2 of the hinge that attached to the door I bought from Monaco.

I was able to fix myself with the hardest part being to straighten the small door and then repainting everything >>> 3 different colors with design. I used BASF Diamont paint, got the color codes from Monaco.

Although I can tell where the damage is most people can't tell it has been fixed. Total cost was $250 for the hinge pieces & $200 for the paint. +20 hours of labor was free.

Good luck
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Thanks Jim.
I should have put more info in my thread - coach is a 2006. It is a top-opening door. I'm not exactly sure,... but given the location - I would guess prior owner tried bringing in the slide, while the storage door was still up.
A winter project will be to take the door right off and see what exactly the damage is [I have only owned the coach since August]. Since I could still get one lock engaged, I wasn't too worried over the few times we used the coach since we purchased.

Thanks again Jim.
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