repairing rot on my door.

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  1. klhayes77

    klhayes77 New Member

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    I have a 1996 Jayco 1207. My entry door has some rot on the inside.I am going to try to repair it myself and I was wondering if anyone else has done this repair,and how hard it is to do. I am not missing any parts to the door.The problem is the paneling on the inside has rot at the bottom.If anyone has any advice i would appreciate it. Oh by the way the dealer said a new door would be around three hundred dollars. Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
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    Did you get your door repaired? I found the same thing on my door tonight.

    Jeremy
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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Once you get it repaired, be sure to seal off where the water was coming in! Do you have any photos of the repair? I hope the repair goes smoothly, and it didn't get further than the door!

    *Kevin*
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    My Coleman has the same problem.....I took it off and carried it to a local cabinet maker. He is going to rebuild the framing and backing(with plywood...not fiberboard) for $75. A new door is over $250.

    The aluminum skin and rails (top and side) will be re-used, but the innards are being replaced.

    Good luck with it.

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    No i have not done the repair yet.We had a small family medical emergency.My dad had to have his appendix removed and i work a family bussiness. So i can see a long week or two ahead for me.Hopefully i can get on it in a couple of weeks,
     
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    Well I ended up repairing the door tonight. The door pretty much fell apart once I took the screws out of the frame. I then took the door up to a friend of mine and he cut me a new door out of 3/4 plywood. I then used a little shoe goo to hold the door skin to the new wood and then re-installed the frame. I still have to pickup some new screws for the door frame but after that all I have to do is re caulk the door frame and attach it to the pup. My only concern is the weight of the new door. I am going to keep my eye on the hinge to make sure that everything is ok. If it turns out to be too much weight I will have to build a door very similar to factory.
    I will take a few pics tomorrow.

    Jeremy
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    Ok well i didnt get to take any pics durring the repair process because i thought it was going to rain so i only have a few pics.
    The added weight of the new solid door does not seem to be an issue as far as I can tell But I will be keeping an eye on it just to make sure.

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    Jeremy
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  8. klhayes77

    klhayes77 New Member

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    Well it looks really good. I think i might try and build mine the same way. Hopefully the weight wont be a big deal.I will try to take some pictures of mine while i am doing it.
     

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