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Old 03-20-2013, 03:07 PM   #21
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Bigjohn, I would be interested to hear about experience with door. I really have no idea how to fix that one, so curious what the factory thinks.

@bclemens, looking for your opinion on this one. I think it's going to be determined that my cabinet holding the micro will need to replaced. Is this something that should be done at the factory or could a dealer handle?
Dealer should be able to take care of both items. cabinet & door. As for the door, they are pre-hung basically, we just put them in the hole. I know we've been refusing a few...that must be one that got missed.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:13 PM   #22
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I took the plywood off one of the bench seats, tons of saw dust, scrap wires and debris...
My last trailer was a 2005 TrailCruiser. I cleaned construction debris in utility areas behind furnace, hot water heater, cabinets, sink, etc., and I was the second owner.

This year, when I got my new Windjammer and was doing the walk-through inspection, the dealer tech unscrewed the utility panels to show me what items were behind them. The areas had constuction clutter, similar to the back walls of a new house. As we looked through those hidden areas, he asked if I wanted them to vacuum there, and I declined.

When I got home, I opend those panels and picked up the various screws, extra hinges, unused 12v wire connectors, trim caps/covers, then vaucuumed up the saw dust and foam shavings, looking over the constuction and fit in areas we normally don't see. Liked what I saw.

While some may see the construction debris in remote areas as a problem, it may also be an opportunity. Put my spare parts in a baggie with my tools. No frown on my face.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:17 PM   #23
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Now that's a guy that's enjoying life. Don't sweat the small stuff.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:23 PM   #24
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I'm with rip. I've got quite a collection from every RV. Here's what my door looks like. The thing is, if you were to move the frame in, you couldn't close the screen door. Very little clearance as it is. It doesn't leak, but it is a place for water to go somewhere. bclemens, any idea of what the "bad doors" looked like?
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #25
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No I don't...but I have seen this before on a dealers lot. I used a flashlight to see if I could see daylight in or out and could not.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #26
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BigJohn, thanks for the pic. That's EXACTLY what my issue is, minus the nice paint job! How does that not leak? Seems like water would just flow
right down into that jamb inside the sidewall and cause delam issues.
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Well, I did the light test, and you can definitely see light through there. I guess what I meant by not leaking is I haven't seen water coming in. However, I am a little concerned with where it might be going in the wall. Not sure how this can be fixed. A new door can be aggravating. Then you end up with a bad paint line and touch up around the new one. We'll see what comes of it. Brian, I'm assuming mine is "not right" due to the gap and light?
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can't really go "into" the sidewall. It's aluminum framed, only Azdel composite under the fiberglass. The only wood is the interior wall board and that all has anti0wicking applied to it. You'll still want to have it checked out, but its not an emergency.
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I certainly dont mind cleaning up a little sawdust and wire connectors. Did plenty of that with my Travel trailer. This is quite a different situation. If the correct thing to do is replace the door and Jamb, that gets into a whole other game. If I was at a new car lot and the salesman told me they had to replace the door before I bought a new Cadillac, I would laugh.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #30
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But what if someone told you they had to replace the front door on your residence? No one would really mind. Motorhomes are somewhere in between cars & houses.

BigJohn, looks like that striker is cut back too much. I'll ask around, see what the fix is.
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