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Old 03-25-2016, 04:38 PM   #11
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It's important to have good visibility through the entry door if you actually drive much. On the other hand RV's don't have that much glass in the door. It would be nice to be able to block visibility and even insulate when stopped. All this glass gives me kind of a fish bowl feeling when around people, but it's really nice to have a 360* view when out in the boonies.
Is it possible to have a well insulated door and still have visibility while driving?
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:44 PM   #12
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i'm going to weld my two factory doors into one then hinge it.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:01 AM   #13
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I like that idea too, at least until I find a replacement that has similar visibility.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:18 AM   #14
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Started doing this to my bus....
I just unscrewed all the screws, flipped the piano hinge, and screwed it back together. I'll either run 3 horizontal braces across the door or 1 piece of 1/4 inch aluminum vertical down the center.

I'll adjust things...
One thing I might do is add a piece of vertical square tubing on the hinge side, and screw the piano hinge to that... Then it will close the opening side gap

Then I can use a latching door knob set & deadbolt.
Or a handle & bar like my back doors use.... Only have to drill a 1/2" hole that way.

We'll see how it goes
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:37 PM   #15
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Door off, piano hinge flipped... Waiting for son to show up to help me hang it.

It was easy pulling off, just folded it in, let it sit on bottom step and pulled all the screws... When I flipped hinge, 90% of the holes lined up for hinge side, but not for door side. Going back in, is a way different story!

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Old 07-20-2016, 11:41 PM   #16
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Piano hinge flip completed... Trouble free to flip, and 99% of the screws lined back up!

I need the door hinge cover fabric/material replaced... What's everyone using to cover their hinges? It almost looks like a coated trampoline fabric.
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Piano hinge flip completed... Trouble free to flip, and 99% of the screws lined back up!

I need the door hinge cover fabric/material replaced... What's everyone using to cover their hinges? It almost looks like a coated trampoline fabric.


Hey Milkmania,

So how did your door reboot go after all? Can you post some pics of it and explain how and if you got it to work properly?
Thanks!
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Hey Milkmania,

So how did your door reboot go after all? Can you post some pics of it and explain how and if you got it to work properly?
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Works absolutely flawlessly...
I don't have any pics of the inside, but the hinge flipped without a problem and a large percentage of the screws lined back up on the piano hinge (leading edge of door) then I simply used a piece of galvanized angled steel that spanned the horizontal middle stile.
The middle piano hinge remained the same as it was before.
I only had to flip the front hinge (I learned that after I took the middle hinge off)
But, I needed to lessen the weight anyway, and splitting the door on half helped a lot. Then my son helped me remount the door.

Here's an outside pic, but it doesn't show much.
I'll try to get an inside pic, but it's very straight forward.

I also used ratchet straps to hold the removed doors against the side of the bus, while I flipped the piano hinge. I could only imagine the nightmare of it falling over and busting up to 4 pieces of glass!
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Found a video I could grab a screen shot from... But still, not much to look at





This one shows the lock side
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Perfect looks very nice. Have you hwy driven her with it done yet? Any issues at all?
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