Autotrail curved kitchen door problems

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  1. bob and jules

    bob and jules Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, Anyone had any problem with the fit of their curved kitchen base cabinet door in their Autotrail. Ours is a Chieftain, but its fitted to a few layouts. It just doesnt fit properly. The dealer, Baldwins, are trying their best, but 2 new doors sent by Autotrail are just as bad if not worse than the original. If you have, what fix did you end up with?
    Alternatively has anyone got one that does fit properly and live North West, near Preston so I could have a look at what it should be like!!

    Cheers, Bob
     
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    Mine doesn't fit either so if you solve the issue please let me know?
     
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    Ours didn't either always 'drooping' as it were,first tried to,gently! Re shape it,tea towel over top to prevent it closing right up,then wedge bottom to reshape it for a few days.
    Cured it for a few months but gradually dropped.I have now re shaped it and put a magnetic catch at the botom.
    Ours is 2010 van so panels etc are probably a bit stronger from what people say.
     
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    Bit dark for photos but you get the idea!
     
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    Drill through the hinges and put bolts in no problem after that
     
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    I bolted mine on as it fell off I have also fitted some self adhesive rubber draught excluder to the closing edge to fill the gap and seal it when closed it is brown in colour and hardly shows I then adjusted the catch to fasten correctly all works a treat now no rattles.could'nt be bothered with messing around with Autotrail warranty as they just re fix with the same short screws.:groan:
     
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  7. Chris

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    I think ours is ok, not that I spend much time in that area:D

    I will check it out on Saturday though and report back.

    I am not in the NW though,
     
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    Just curious.......
    Does anyone have an Autotrail they DONT have problems with?
    Doesn't seem so?
     
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  9. Chris

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    Me.
     
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    Good.
    Just seems to be a fair bit about them on at the moment.:)
     
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    I agree. But hardly major problems.
     
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    More of a challenge, and it gets me out of the house!
     
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    Mines great now that I have sorted out the niggles nothing major and we love our tracker we've already done over 12,000 miles and about to leave for our 3 month winter tour to Spain.:cheers:
     
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    Good to hear.

    I love our Scout. The layout is perfect for our family(y)
     
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    Niggles.
    They tend to get blown up a fair bit.
    Some are getting a bit heated on the other thread about these vans.
    Always thought they looked nice, meself.
     
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    I suppose everyone has different ideas and expectations,but as far as I am concerned Autotrails are good vans however they do not need to loose the plot and need to inspect vehicles more thoroughly before delivery as the posts in this thread prove.We had a Cheyenne prior to this one and it was certainly finished to a higher standard.:groan:
     
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    I'm sure that your time will come sooner or later!
     
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    No doubt, but you can say that about every van that was ever made.
     
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    me too, perfect as a large two berth or as a family van when we have the grandkids
     
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    If you read the anti auto trail threads, the majority are about newer post 2009 onwards vans. I think things in general after this time were built down to a price rather than up to a quality, not only in the motor home world but in a lot of things, firms righty or wrongly cut quality so balance sheets could show profits.

    A lot of skilled work persons were let go in favour of lesser skilled cheaper people.

    This happened it all sorts if industries and workplaces not only manufacturing, for instance, my wife works for HMCE ( Inland Revenue) she has been threatened with redundancy twice in 5 years, had to move an office to one hour from home to stay in work, and will be taking redundancy next May. She and a load of other skilled revenue workers are being replaced by minimum pay script readers who know nothing about the Tax system, its no wonder everybody’s tax affairs are in a mess.

    I think the reason auto trail seems to be singled out here is because they sell a lot of vans, are their proportion of duff vans any higher as a % of vans made than any lower volume manufacture?
     
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