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Old 10-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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I've got a 2012 model and have been out a total of around 30 days total..my aluminum hinge is cracked and the door pops when opening...crack is about 2 inches long. The dealer is ordering the parts to warranty repair it...entire door and frame assembly. My question is has anyone else had this problem? Wondering if this is a fluke or a problem area since it looks like a lot of door weight on the hinge with where the hinge and pnuematic struts placement is? Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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We have the 8293RKSS. No problems with ours so far.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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How long have ypu had it? Year made? Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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How long have ypu had it? Year made? Thanks.
It's a 2012 model. We picked it up on 5/21/11. We camped 61 days this year and haven't seen any stress, etc. on the door and/or hinges, etc. And we open/close it multiple times a day...whenever we're not at our campsite.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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I've got a 2012 model and have been out a total of around 30 days total..my aluminum hinge is cracked and the door pops when opening...crack is about 2 inches long. The dealer is ordering the parts to warranty repair it...entire door and frame assembly. My question is has anyone else had this problem? Wondering if this is a fluke or a problem area since it looks like a lot of door weight on the hinge with where the hinge and pnuematic struts placement is? Thanks.

I also have a 2011 Surveyor 295 with the outdoor kitchen. My door looks like it was not centered in the opening, more to the front of the trailer than the rear. The screws came loose on the door, and scratched the frame. If there are issues in the future, I may see about removing it and moving it back a little bit, but if there are no water (rain) leaks then no worries!!!!
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Mine is alittle more towards the front also...maybe there is some reason for that? The crack I'm talking about is in the upper left corner and you can see it when the door is open from the outside or inside. It pops from the torque now when you open it which is how I noticed it. Now the door sags abit on the left when open because of the weight stress. I suggest that anyone with the outdoor kitchen keep a watchful eye for cracks in the hinge.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #7
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We have the 2012 SP295 and have not noticed any cracking with the hinge. I will certainly pay close attention to it now though. We have had a problem with the outside kitchen door sliding forward a little once it is open. Sometimes when we go to close it, it will rub on the side and need to be opened up again and shifted (manually, by me pushing on it) towards the back of the camper a little to be able to close it all the way.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:16 PM   #8
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We have a pretty new SP240 (took delivery in Sept.). After a 3,000 mile trip to PA and back (from MN) we have had no problems with structure, doors, etc. Fresh water has leaks on the outside kitchen sink. Trailer is in for winterizing now and they will fix it (excellent dealer!!). We have logged eight nights in the trailer just this fall. All systems (with the minor exception of the outside kitchen sink) are go! Great machine.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #9
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We have a 2012 SP-295 as well. We've camped about 12 nights in it (we only got it in mid-August). No problems with the outdoor kitchen door so far.

Actually, the only issue I have noticed is that one of the latches on the outdoor kitchen door doesn't turn the whole way (the side closest to the front of the trailer.) The one at the rear of the trailer goes a full 90 degrees, while the other only goes about 75 degrees. It still latches but it is a little annoying.

I did learn to put a child-lock on the outdoor fridge's door after our first trip. I opened the door to the kitchen and all my beer fell to the ground. Not nice.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:13 PM   #10
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I've got a 2012 model and have been out a total of around 30 days total..my aluminum hinge is cracked and the door pops when opening...crack is about 2 inches long. The dealer is ordering the parts to warranty repair it...entire door and frame assembly. My question is has anyone else had this problem? Wondering if this is a fluke or a problem area since it looks like a lot of door weight on the hinge with where the hinge and pnuematic struts placement is? Thanks.


Yes, ours has as well. Just noticed it before we left for Florida. Also have noticed that it is not centered, and is closer to the front of the trailer side than the rear side. Have you had yours replaced yet, any advice that you could give me when I take mine in for repairs. I have a few other troubles as well.
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