space between door and body of trailer

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  1. Rena

    Rena New Member Gold Supporting Member

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    We just bought a 2007 Fleetwood Highlander Niagara.
    This may be a silly question.
    We put the door in place and attached it to the canvas with the Velcro. What do you do with the space between the door frame and the body of the trailer on the lower portion of the door? I am concerned about flying insects getting in.
    My husband and I have come up with a few ideas but I thought I'd ask the experts.

    We would appreciate any suggestions/instruction.
     
  2. adrianpglover

    adrianpglover Well-Known Member

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    When you set the door down it should fit into a slot and meet up with some foam gasket on the portion you are talking about. The top of the door has two turnbuckles to secure it to the roof and keep the door upright. After this you do the Velcro.
     
  3. Keith Hawkins

    Keith Hawkins Active Member

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    adrianplover is correct, do you happen to have any photos to show your exact problem area. Might be something else we are missing without seeing the issue.
     
  4. Rena

    Rena New Member Gold Supporting Member

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    thank you so much for the replies.
    We did put the door in place as you stated.
    The space that is open is on the sides of the door on the bottom half. Would that be where the foam gasket should be?
    We were thinking of putting a rubber seal in.
     
  5. eprovenzano

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    You are correct. There should be a foam gasket that's slightly compressed when the door is put into place. If it's missing I would add something to ensure a tight fit when the door is in place.
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ Gold Supporting Member

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    ^ agree, there should be a foam gasket to seal the door frame to the camper body.
     
  7. Rena

    Rena New Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thank you so much for the replies, I really appreciate it.
    I now know what my weekend project will be :)
     

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