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Old 03-11-2016, 09:56 PM   #141
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I think you'll find anyone who has cabinet making experience would say 'it looks too small'. And IF ETI trailer designs were reviewed by an engineer and 'signed off' they would have the size increased.

I replaced mine, I would rather be proactive because I often drive off road and it was obviously undersized to me. It was 1 of many things I improved. I was a Union Cabinet Maker back in the day.
Klem the door isn't really very heavy . I have always wanted to make a nicer door . Right now I just use my vinyl strap snapped for going down the road . I too was a union carpenter loved finish work better then crawling around concrete forms . For me it works until I make a new door or the current door becomes a problem . Pat
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:07 AM   #142
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I have always wanted to replace the stock door with a vented louvered door, for better air circulation. First mod for the Prairie Schooner....
here is a neat idea......Robot Check
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:56 AM   #143
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I have always wanted to replace the stock door with a vented louvered door, for better air circulation. First mod for the Prairie Schooner....
here is a neat idea......Robot Check
My thoughts too . Also in the 19 ,the first thing to hit your eyes when you step in . Pat
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Old 03-12-2016, 12:13 PM   #144
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My thoughts too . Also in the 19 ,the first thing to hit your eyes when you step in . Pat
I agree. I use raised panels for most furniture that I build. I find the door jarring to look at. That and the fact that the hinges don't allow it to open 180* and store against the wall.

I swear its' replacement is on my to-do list. Right after I finished re-habbing my sundeck, pouring a new concrete driveway and putting on a new roof.

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Old 03-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #145
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I agree. I use raised panels for most furniture that I build. I find the door jarring to look at. That and the fact that the hinges don't allow it to open 180* and store against the wall.

I swear its' replacement is on my to-do list. Right after I finished re-habbing my sundeck, pouring a new concrete driveway and putting on a new roof.

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Old 03-12-2016, 12:48 PM   #146
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I agree. I use raised panels for most furniture that I build. I find the door jarring to look at. That and the fact that the hinges don't allow it to open 180* and store against the wall.

I swear its' replacement is on my to-do list. Right after I finished re-habbing my sundeck, pouring a new concrete driveway and putting on a new roof.

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Yes having raised panels on door would sure look nicer . I don't have a issue with the door opening 180 degrees because I have a magazine rack and hooks on that wall . So far not a problem .
I hear you about fitting things in . Just finished with brushes and rollers new paint on whole house . Some tile floor work and new carpet . The carpet required removing all the furniture , cleaning , etc. then putting everything back . Your everyday stuff to do . Someday really would like to make a new door . After my wheel bearing repack , going camping then changing that bath 9 in vent out with my new retrofit from Escape . Never enough time in the day but it is fun ,better then working for someone else . Pat
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:41 PM   #147
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I agree. I use raised panels for most furniture that I build. I find the door jarring to look at. That and the fact that the hinges don't allow it to open 180* and store against the wall.

I swear its' replacement is on my to-do list. Right after I finished re-habbing my sundeck, pouring a new concrete driveway and putting on a new roof.

Ron
Ron found a picture from my previous 1992 camper . want something like this . Pat
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:11 PM   #148
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The look could be achieved by adding some stained oak moulding to the existing door.
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