Exterior Access Doors

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  1. TNW

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    I have an Aliner Ranger 12 that I would like to install an access door to open into the compartment toward the rear of the camper. I would like to come close to matching the existing access door toward the front of the camper, but I can not seem to find one that would fit the bill. Anybody out there have a source for one of these doors? Should be about 10"x12".
     
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    I learned at an Aliner Rally that the matching colour is polar white.
     
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    suspect it depends on year/model, my access doors are brown
     
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    Oops! I am also planning on adding another access door to my white Ranger, so I have white colour-matching on my mind.

    Great DIY here:
    https://alinerownersclub.org/diy/ow-baggage-door/
     
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    We bought ours directly from Aliner. It is the old style white one that matches the side.
    Ph# 724-237-5227
     

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    Same here. Bought directly from Aliner.

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    Lots of baggage doors of all sizes are available on eBay.
     
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    That was the exact instructions we followed. Install went smooth as silk. We did remove the large side light and installed a tiny LED one.
     
  11. TNW

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    Thank you all for suggestions, I will talk to Aliner about a matching door.
     
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    So I did obtain a new door from Aliner. It went on easily and looks great however the only color they sell as of now is black. I bought it anyway, and although the front door is white, and the rear is black, it looks OK. I'll be able to pick mine out of a group of Aliners now.
     
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    Here's how it looks......
    What do you think, should I paint it to match?


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    I think it looks fine. Goes with the black corner trim.
     
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    Yes, TNW, it looks fine.

    I keep thinking of ordering a couple doors for my driver's side. Mine came with doors on the passenger side, in the same as TNW's. However, my rear cargo door is wider. The rear compartment is where we store the things we use outside, like screen house, privacy tent, small chairs, grill, stove, & tables. Looking at that little flap, you'd have no idea how much stuff was in there. It's the cargo compartment version of a clown car. [:O)] Because our outside stuff is stowed under the sofa, we don't bother accessing it from the inside.

    I really wish I had similar cargo doors on the driver's side. In the rear, that would allow access to the water pump & plumbing, plus a view of the water tank to check the level. In the front we'd have access to a compartment that never gets used & would be perfect for tools.
     
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    It would be good to be able to see the water level. These doors are pretty easy to install, once I figured out what the aluminum angle iron piece was for it went fast. Just need a saber saw, pop rivet tool, and caulk. My rear compartment is segmented so unless I remove the plywood partition toward the passenger side of the compartment I can't fit folding chairs or screen tents. But that's OK, I usually place chairs inside the camper when traveling and if I wanted to bring the screen tent I'd probably carry it in the TV. I use the rear compartment for water hose and an extension cord, utility stuff. My forward compartment holds stuff for setting up such as wheel chocks, crank for the stabilizers, leveling blocks, stuff like that.
     
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    My camper has the fiberglass cargo bin on the tongue. That is where we store all the set up stuff like you noted for your forward compartment. If I didn't have that bin, I'd probably store stuff where you do. Actually, your location would be more convenient than my cargo bin for a few things. I may have to rearrange my storage system. It isn't even my system as when I bought my camper it came with nearly all the set up stuff in that bin. I just left it there. I'm just lazy & complacent that way.[:D]

    Each year we've made multiple modification, replacements or additions to my camper. 2018 might be the year of the cargo doors.
     
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    It looks fine. I just replaced the exterior door to our cassette toilet. The new one is black. I would prefer a door that that matched the trailer wall, but not enough to paint the new one.
     
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    Or paint the front one black to match the new one...
     
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    Yeah that occurred to me, too. The door on the driver's side that encloses the shower nozzle is black, so actually I should paint the white one original to the camper black to match!
     
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