On my 1997 American Dream I have an inner door on the main entrance and exit door.
This inner door clips onto both the main door and the door frame.
Here is a picture of the inner door clipped to the main door.
The upper and lower panels on the door are a very clear heavy flexible plastic. The center panel, the left side is a fixed piece of safety glass, and here is the problem
, the right piece of safety glass slides in the channel to allow access to the outer door handle, and when the inner door is closed on the door frame the panel can be slide open to allow access to the catch on the inside of the inner door so that it can be opened from the outside.
This piece of safety glass shattered last year, and I cannot figure out how to replace it.
As my description of this door must be confusing here are several pictures to show the operation of the door.
You have seen the inner door clipped to the outer door.
Here is one of the inner door closed in the boor frame.
A shot of the outer door with the inner door closed.
A shot of the entrance open with the inner door clipped to the outer door.
Both doors have their own hinges, the inner door hinge goes over the top of the main door hinge.
I have to believe this is original to the Motor Home. There is no way the aftermarket came up with something this elaborate.
There has to be a way to replace this glass.
Normally you would cut the piece so that you could slide it up into the upper slot (the upper slot being deeper than the lower slot, but it is not)
Swing the bottom edge of the glass over the lower slot and allow it to drop into place.
But as you can see the bottom slot is only 1/16 of an inch shallower than the top slot.
I am stumped as to how to do this.
I have three ideas none which I like.
One is to remove the inner edge of the slot, put the glass in place and that bolt a finished piece of metal over the top of the missing edge.
Two is to remove half of the inner edge of the lower slot. This would allow me to use the normal method of installing the piece of glass. This is the one I am leaning towards, but there has to be a way to installing this glass without modifying the door.
Three is to use Plexiglas which I could bend to get it into both slots. I do not want to cheapen the Motor Home up with a cheap solution.
Help me with ideas please.
This door is very useful when parked, the A/C or heat can be on in the Coach and you do not have to open and close the heavy outer door to get in and out.