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Old 04-08-2020, 10:44 AM   #1
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1994 2670 Door Replacement?

1994 2670 Door Replacement?


Door is sagging and frame is crooked... Wondering if there's online suppliers that have just the 'square style' replacement door or entire framed door?

Ideas on anything else to try to shore up the squareness appreciated?


Thanks for any help or ideas to try. Greg & Patty
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Hi Greg,

Trying to understand your exact problem as I may be able to help once I'm sure what you are seeing.

You say the "frame" is crooked, does this mean the gap between door and frame is no longer even or close enough to even all the way around? Then the gap gets to small in some areas and then real big in others the door will not close correctly and bang/slame and not close into the frame. It feels like you are going to break the glass in the door trying to close it. Does this describe what you are seeing?

The door sagging, I am not 100% sure on the 94 doors if they are an all aluminum framed door with fiberglass panel on the inside and out. Are they? If so is the door still square, just it is hanging low or high on the door latch side? Or loose on the hinge side? Trying to understand if the actual door is bad or the door issues are all part of the frame being so out of square.

See this post of mine. I had to reset both of my doors as the years went by. The door frame showed it was no longer square to the door and the door would fight to close or sometime open. I pulled the entire door unit out. Shimmed as need to the door sill to put the door frame back into square, then all worked right again.
https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f...ics-11717.html

This pic is a tell tail of a door frame that is out of square with the door. The bottom of the door should be in line with the bottom of the frame. This pic shows it is not.


Hope this helps

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Old 04-09-2020, 06:53 AM   #3
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John,

That's a very nice post with pictures and descriptions - Thanks.

I re-read my post and now see it's vague.

The actual door itself is sagging and the metal edging on the door around the maybe 'particle board' itself has separated. Only picture I could find shows the large gap at the top, latch side corner, which lets the bottom drag bad on the threshold. Seems to be two thin skins over the particle board encased in alum sides that have settled out of square.
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OK, it seems your actual door maybe has deteriorated internally. And I can see now, your door is made different then the newer rounded corner doors. The evolution of Sunline history continues to unfold one camper at a time. I think around 1996 the entry doors changed to the non wood ones.

We have had many members with older camper, 70's and 80's that had their doors fall apart, literally. They where wood frame internally and the wood would rot out leaving no strength left. Yours appears to be upgraded some from that style door, but still may be suffering from internal failure of some kind.

Here is one place I know of that sells new square corner doors. I have bought from them in the past and have had good experiences on the sale. However they are not the lowest cost sometimes. https://www.pellandent.com/RV-Entry-Door-Replacement

The cost of the new door unit is pricey plus the freight. If you cannot see the exact size you have, call Pellandent and ask them. They may be able to get what you need. And there are other suppliers selling them too. It will be a web search to find them, but they are out there. If you need help on that, ask away I'll hunt some more. I knew they had them as a place to start.

Here is another place, I forgot about them. I have bought from them too and had good luck. Price is still high though. https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/...entrance-doors

Another option is to rebuild the door you have. Take the door off the hinges and take it all apart and repair. You mentioned particle board, if you do rebuild it, consider exterior grade plywood at least. The glue on any of this when it gets wet starts to fall apart and actual particle board is glued sawdust. OSB board is a little better but not if it is not exterior glue Plywood still has glue, but more wood then glue. Sealed up well with caulk in the rebuilding process, it can last a long time.

If you do rebuild it, consider creating a post on what you find and how you fixed it. We have several fixing the older doors, just not one on your vintage that I recall. If you get into the door rebuild, and need help, post away and with pics. We can help on how to take it apart and repair. I would have no issues myself trying to rebuild it but I do not know what access to tools etc. you have.

I looked for the posts with pics on the 70's/80's door but they seem to be hiding right now from the search words I'm using. Not the right ones...


Hope this helps

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John,

Thanks so much for the info and great links.

Looks like around $450 for my square door.
I could definitely try and take it off and straighten it up or repair it since the camper is undercover.
Nothing to lose really except replacing it.

I'll have a look at it next weekend and see about removing it.

Thanks again, Greg
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Good thought. Your right, nothing to lose on attempting a repair. I would say your odds are high it will be a successful repair.

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out

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They are not a hard rebuild I have done several mine and friends. I buy pressure treated 2X4's and rip them to size. There really is not much to them once you have the aluminum edges off just copy the pattern. I use long cabinet screws for the corners instead of staples makes them a good bit stiffer.
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Rebuild?

I had to do the same thing to the 2 doors on mine. I took the doors off, took out the screws and most of the door came apart because the wood on the inside just rotted away. Ripped some pressure treated 2x4's to size, screwed everything back together and the doors are like new. I also added some drain holes at the bottom with some small pieces of plastic hose, so any water that does get in can drain out. Wish I took pictures of half the things I did to the camper I have!
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Thank you for this post! I was going to ask the same question!! I have an ‘87 Sunline Saturn I’ve been working on all winter. Starting to tackle some exterior issues now that it is warming up. Thanks for all the help. I will probably shoot for the door repair this weekend!

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Have you checked to see trailer frame is not saggingbfromwater leak and rotting out frame in walls?
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