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Old 09-28-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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Fixing a Hole in Bedroom Door

We were fortunate enough to find a new 2007 T-276SR for a great price back in January. On our first trip in May, I was bending over to get something out of the drawer under the bed and when I came up, I forgot that I had the TV shelf out with a 13" TV on top. The impact of my head caused the TV to come off of the shelf and land between the bed and the door which resulted in a 5-6" hole in the middle of the door and me to use a few choice words My injuries healed quickly but the trailer hasn't done as well.

I have been living with the hole all summer but everytime I look at the door, it bothers me to have a blemish on my "new" Sunline. So, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for fixing a hole in one of the hollow-core doors that they use. One friend suggested mounting a mirror over the hole which would work but since it would face our bed, might give me a point of view that I don't always want... if you know what I mean.

I would really like to patch it to look like new again but don't know if that will be possible since it looks like they use some sort of laminate sheet to give it the color. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated...
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:07 PM   #2
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It depends on where and how big the hole is. If the hole can be covered by some sort of trim, you could box out some trim and create a raised panel effect on the door by placing stained or painted squared trim work (like a picture frame) up the door giving the door a colonial panel effect. If the hole is too big to be covered by the trim work, you could do the same thing and place a matching material (to the coach) inside the stained trim, thus covering the hole. Work these "squares" of trimed material evenly up the door could give it a good look.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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Following on Jayís ideaís, another approach would be to get a 1/8 inch x 4íx8í piece of finished plywood, cut it to the size of the door and glue it over the top.
Find a wood stain that matches your wood finish to finish the door.
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Do you have a bubbled plastic door panel on the inside, or is it fiberglass like the outside? If it's bubbled, that panel is available at Home Depot. It's about $25 for a 4x8 sheet. You wouldn't have any striping issues since you're dealing with the inside of the door. It would just be the matter of disassembling the door, pull off the old one, glue down the new one, cut out the window and latch holes, and reassemble the door.

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Old 09-28-2007, 01:46 PM   #5
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Do you have a bubbled plastic door panel on the inside, or is it fiberglass like the outside?
Jon,

I think Greg is talking about an inside wood door. I beleive the 276SR has 2 sliding lauan doors between the front bedroom and the living area. I think it's one of these doors that has a hole in it.

Is that correct Greg?
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:35 PM   #6
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Do you have a bubbled plastic door panel on the inside, or is it fiberglass like the outside?
Jon,

I think Greg is talking about an inside wood door. I beleive the 276SR has 2 sliding lauan doors between the front bedroom and the living area. I think it's one of these doors that has a hole in it.

Is that correct Greg?
Yes, it's one of the 2 sliding luan doors...
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Jon,

I think Greg is talking about an inside wood door. I beleive the 276SR has 2 sliding lauan doors between the front bedroom and the living area. I think it's one of these doors that has a hole in it.

Is that correct Greg?
I forgot about the 276 only has one entry door. Those luan sliding doors don't hold up to much:



Here's the doors and shelf:



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I can't resist Jon, .
Not everyone has a fiberglass bedroom door!!!!
Some of us have hollow core ones.

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Jon: When and where did you take the photos???
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Jon: When and where did you take the photos???
I didn't take them. They're part of my collection and I don't have the VIN for it. I have 22 total pics of that unit.

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Just curious, it wouldn't have been ours. We ordered ours with a power jack and the diamond plate rock guard on the front.
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Jon: When and where did you take the photos???
I didn't take them. They're part of my collection and I don't have the VIN for it. I have 22 total pics of that unit.

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Jon,
Thanks for posting those pics to help people understand the layout and what I'm talking about. Did those pics possibly come from the Butler RV website? I would swear those are pics of our trailer!

Here is a link to a pic that I have from an ad they had for our trailer when we bought it:

http://www.uship.com/Popups/profileP...d1-4000-4553-a

From the position the trailer sits in, to the block of wood under the hitch and even the way the chain hook is hanging, it looks to be the same trailer minus the snow. If we confirm it to be our trailer, I'll send you the VIN for your records...

Thanks to everyone who has posted their ideas so far... please keep 'em coming.
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I'd say it is the same trailer, in the same position. The things I saw common was the ridge of trees in the background, the lightpole behind the trailer, plus numerous other things were too similar on the trailer itself.

I think they could have been at Butler, because I do remember seeing other pics that show Butler is in a hilly area. Also, I just looked at the other pics I have here, and it looks like it could have been at Butler.

If you don't mind sending me the VIN, PM me.

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Some years back I bought a product called "door skins" to veneer over some cabinets. It was a birch faced 1/8" thick 3 ply sheet slightly larger than a door. It's original purpose was to re-skin damaged hollow core doors. Check with your area lumber dealers and they might know of this product.

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