Broken habitation door Majestic 155

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  1. Martin Woolven

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    I have a 2011 Majestic 155 and the habitation door hinge has broken. I have tried all the suppliers on the web and also service centers on the island but ,am told they are no longer available. It is a five part elbee hinge with fly screen attached. Does anyone know where else I can try? I have contacted Eldiss and am waiting a reply.
     
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    I am a first time poster and still trying to find my way around the site. I will post a picture. I have tried ebay but, am unable to find the same design hinge.
     
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    Getting confused on this site is totally normal. It's when you stop getting confused you really need to start worrying.

    I guess you must have tried O'Leary's.
     
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    Well, that's the same as the hinges on our van , must be thousands on vans, so must be some spares somewhere
     
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    What a grim picture - hinge pop riveted on. Terrible.

    It's had a hard life hasn't it, I guess seized up and the flexing did the rest.

    I would think any small back street engineer, especially in Morocco, could knock a couple of the door side in steel and be stronger than ali.

    Have you asked Elddis ?
     
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    Yes I have tried O'Learys and contacted Eldiss. Eldiss may have three in stock but, want me to buy the fly screen as well if they have them. I am going to see if I can get some made by the local fabrication firm. Must be some somewhere!
     
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    O'learys have one on eBay, sorry unable to link up to this forum :notworthy:
     
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    Hi Martin

    I am a new member and was told about the problem you had/have with your door hinge and was wondering did you manage to resolve it, as I have the same problem
     
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    For some reason I missed this thread originally as I would have responded because we had the same problem some years ago.

    If you do a Google search for <habitation door hinge> you should find a supplier. You need to make sure you get the correct one as it needs to be RH or LH (the supplier should be able to help).

    I'd documented what I did but unfortunately it was so long ago that the thread has disappeared. Basically, though, it is just a matter of carefully drilling the heads off the old pop rivets and pop riveting the new hinge on. It was the first time I had ever used a pop rivet gun (had to buy one specially) but I found it easy enough. The new hinge worked better than the old one before it broke :)
     
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    I've just read your other thread about difficulty in sourcing a replacement and remembered that I had kept the bits pictured from the hinge I took off our old van.
    They need cleaning but otherwise OK.
    If they are any good to you to make up a working hinge from two broken ones I'll happily send them to you FOC if you let me have your address in a PM.

    IMG_2800.jpg
     
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    Hi, I have not been able to get a replacement but, if you knock out the pin you can replace the broken part with a new one.

    Martin
     
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    Hi Graham

    Thank you very much for your offer, however unfortunately the one part of the hinge I need is not in your pic. But you have given me a good idea to make up a working hinge, maybe all I need to purchase is a 3 part hinge and do exactly that :xgrin: as so far I have not had any luck getting a replacement. Great site by the way.......
     
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    Pity about that. I suppose it is the same bit that breaks on all of them :xgrin: Hope you manage a fix OK.
     
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