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Old 07-15-2014, 09:31 AM   #11
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thanks a ton for the pics. I photo explains a lot and I can see more detail. I did notice the water lines being exposed on mine and was thinking about how to re-route them. You said the door you installed was 11x20. Do you remember if that was the opening dimensions or the entire outside edge dimensions? Finding a door of those dimensions has not been easy.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:29 AM   #12
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Do you remember if that was the opening dimensions or the entire outside edge dimensions? Finding a door of those dimensions has not been easy.
So sorry - I do not remember what is was for this door. But most cargo doors that I see now on eBay indicate that the stated size is the "cut-out" dimension and NOT the size of the actual door. I should have measured when I was down at my trailer but didn't think about it. I should have held a tape measure up against it for the pictures.... And in this case - size does matter.

If you look at the outside pictures, you'll see that the door frame butts up against the side marker light in the lower left corner. Any further to the rear of the camper and it will interfere with the light. Then if you look at the inside picture you'll see that if you try any further to the front of the camper, the frame will actually interfere with the interior back wall of the shower. And you have the same problems with height. The door any lower will once again run into the side marker light. Any higher and it runs into the wooden shelf area that runs along the back bunk. As it is, when I made the cut, I removed a section of the 1"x1" cleat that is made to support that wood. It still has the cleats on the long edges and that part of the camper it the most inaccessible part. My daughter puts her dolls or stuffed animals there when she is sleeping so I'm not worried about it collapsing or anything.

All in all, I got VERY lucky when I purchased this door. I made a template of the cut out and taped it to the outside of the camper. I drilled a pilot hole through the wall and then used that to do measurements on the inside to see what the cutout would interfere with. That's how I knew I needed to butt up against the marker light. Then I adjusted the template, measured about 10 more times, said a prayer, and went to work with the saber saw. It cut through the wall like a hot knife through butter so I had to be careful it didn't get away from me.

All in all, the best mod I've ever done!
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:58 AM   #13
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Thanks for the input. I think it will be the best mod I'll add as well. The current being the underbody storage bins made from 5" hollowed fencing posts. I love those things .
I really appreciate you being detailed on how right it was to fit the door. I'll continue to look for a door. That seller you mentioned seems to have a lot. I'll just wait and see when he posts a new one. There is. 12x20 he's selling but with how tight the fit is, it won't work. I can't wait to get this one together.

My other idea was to move the spare and put a longer door along the back. This would be pretty easy but still difficult to access things while the bunk end it down. Oh well, we'll see .


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If you can wait until a door becomes available, I would highly recommend that before putting a larger door on the back. Being able to walk up to the side of the camper and get stuff out of that space easily when the bunk is down is HUGE.

Maybe you can find something smaller... I found a 19x12 which would allow the extra width.... But it is textured instead of smooth.

Or even a 17x14???


This company looks like they can make any size. But it probably comes at any cost too...
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:01 PM   #15
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I think I have 2 11x20's left over from a project sitting in my garage.


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Old 07-15-2014, 07:59 PM   #16
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Well look at that! I do have 2 11x20 and a smaller 8.5x13.5
That's the size of the cutout needed. I cleaned this one but the other 2 are just as filthy.
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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME MARK! Thanks so much for sharing I can see my next mod already brewing for my ROO too!
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:34 PM   #18
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Well look at that! I do have 2 11x20 and a smaller 8.5x13.5
That's the size of the cutout needed. I cleaned this one but the other 2 are just as filthy.
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I hear the keys are a pretty hot item...I suppose you'd want those, too!


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They are a hot item! Yes!



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