Bolero Habitation Door restraint-Help!

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  1. Ber090

    Ber090 Funster Life Member

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    :Sad:Strong gust of wind and door pulled out of hand.Metallic noise and sound of something dropping down inside of door. The flat metal restraint at the top of the door is now not attached to the door only to the frame. A peg is still on the flat bar but whatever was fastened to it is broken off and inside the door. I cannot see anyway of getting in. I do remember a funster having this problem and working out a way to repair but have searched without success. ( I seem to remember he was initially told he needed a new door as not repairable!) The van is a 14 month old Swift Bolero.
    p.s. It is raining and raining at CC site at Buxton!

    Cheers
    Bernie
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Bernie

    You will have to order a complete door slider (swift part number 9826124) which comes with all the fittings and nylon parts required.
    The cost is £14.40 inc vat + postage.:thumb:

    Regards

    Glenn Harris
     
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  3. Gizmouk

    Gizmouk Funster

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    I recently replaced the said same part on our Swift Freestyle. Johns Cross sorted me out with the required kit (many thanks !)
    Dead easy to fit
    You'll need:
    a step ladder
    4mm Allen Key
    10 minutes of your time

    Undo 4mm allen screw that holds swing arm to door frame. Bits fall on floor, but you wont need those anyway.
    Climb up ladder - there'll be the remnants of a nylon slide in a slide channel. Slide it away from the door frame - it'll fly off the end onto the floor, but you wont that anyway. While you're there, clean the crap out of the slide channel. Be aware of the sharp edges, so either use a piece of kitchen roll, or someone elses finger.
    Slide new nylon slide into the channel
    Screw new swing arm to door frame (don't forget the nylon mounting whatsit).
    Hook pin of swing arm into the nylon slide

    Jobs a good un. :thumb:
     
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    God where else could you get sorted with an answer in minutes:thumb:
     
  5. Ber090

    Ber090 Funster Life Member

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    :thumb:Cheers guys. I will order from Glenn. Thanks for your help, it is much appreciated!
    p.s It has stopped raining!

    Bernie:Smile:
     
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    This is the kit I received from the very helpful folks at Johns Cross:
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    Downview of the slide channel on top of the habitation door:

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    You can see that the previous owner didn't replace the door stay, hence the damage to the door seal. Need to give some thought as to easiest way to repair that. Probably just cut the damaged section out and replace with a seal of the same profile ...
     
  7. Ber090

    Ber090 Funster Life Member

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    :thumb:Thanks to all of you again! In no time at all I have had my questions answered, received fitting instructions, ordered the parts and feel quite happy now!
    If anyone needed to know why MHF is such a brilliant site this is a great advert.
    Cheers
    Bernie.
    p.s. It is raining again but we don't care!:Cool:
     
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