Motorhome Door hinges

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    Outdoorgirl Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone know of a company that does door hinges? I need to replace those on main door and garage doors, have been quoted £25 +vat for each one by motorhome dealer but am sure must be able to get them cheaper somewhere. I have attached a photo. Many thanks door hinge 004.jpg
     
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    Dumb question (maybe?) what's wrong with them?
     
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    if you look at the top hinge 'blade' its actually bent.

    the nylon inserts dry out and the light alloy hinges bend.

    our first MH, a Carioca 10, actually snapped a hinge because of this problem...luckily it was a double hinge, two blades on the door and one on the frame, so not really a problem.
     
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    Door hinges

    The top hinge has broken and the others are sticking.
     
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    yep...as i thought.

    you may be able to free the sticky ones but you'll need to drill out the rivets and remove the hinges altogether to seperate them.
    its the nylon inserts that stick to the pins so give the pins a good clean with sandpaper/wet'n'dry then some nylon/pvc lube should do it.
     
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    Andy

    Hi
    We have a problem with the same hinges as in your photo.
    Can you tell me where you got your replacements from.
    Thanks
    Andy




     
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    Welcome to the forum Andy ..

    since the OP hasn't joined the forum she will be unable to reply ..

    I suggest you start a new thread as this will attract more readers who may have the answer ..
     
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    I had a similar problem last year with a hinge of a different pattern. I obtained a replacement from Marcle Leisure who were very helpful and not over-priced.
     
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    My OH took these apart on our Carioca and re-lubricated. He also drilled small holes through the casing and slightly into the pin so he could re-lubricate as needed in the future.

    However, Must be done early enough to minimise damage the the hinge. Because if the door is worked too much when stiff the hinge doesnt move properly and the paint cracks and falls off exposing the metal to the weather.

    Good Luck June
     
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