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Old 06-09-2016, 03:54 PM   #11
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Since yours isn't built yet, you may want to consider asking ETI to leave the door off (but of course still included) so you don't have to worry about the "fake" external hinges to hide the indentation and holes. Unless you want the hinge "stubs" there for appearance. Just a thought.
Already thought of that, but thanks, just in case my mind was elsewhere (which it many times is). I'll send an email to Sarah about that and will include the link to those hinges in case they're interested (per the suggestion by another smart person).
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:44 PM   #12
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Or maybe pass the idea and information off to ETI, on the thought that they might want to utilize these in future construction.
Yep, I sent an email to ETI with the info. Haven't heard back.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:57 PM   #13
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I just did the same and got a reply back from Tammy as Sarah was out of the office. They're not going to put the door on and have made a note of that on the build sheet. So, they know about that hinge twice!

I really appreciate this thread as I wasn't aware that door is like that and I know it would drive me nuts very quickly. But, now we don't have to search for a solution. Yay!
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:53 PM   #14
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Well, this thread explains things. I thought they simply forgot to add the hinges that hold the door open.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:51 AM   #15
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Can't you just put a smalll wooden block under the hinge when it's open to hold it up? There's a door in our casita that hinges from the top and the little block works great. Is it different from the casita door?
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:31 AM   #16
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Or maybe pass the idea and information off to ETI, on the thought that they might want to utilize these in future construction.
Yes, absolutely.....it would be great for ETI to do it!
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:41 AM   #17
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Maybe if enough people ask for that type of hinge they will put it on to begin with for all trailers, instead of just leaving the door off. Leaving the door off doesn't help for people who are not handy at drilling holes and using a screwdriver. I could see me really messing things up and making holes in the wrong places. I have used the little wooden block in the Casita and it works, but it would be much nicer not to have to mess with that.

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Old 06-20-2016, 03:28 PM   #18
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Since they were only 2 bucks, I went ahead and ordered the smaller hinges to see how they compare against the larger ones. A photo of both is attached.

BTW, I did send the info to Reese, and I think someone else did too. But the more people who ask them about it, the more likely they'll decide to make these standard.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:31 PM   #19
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Hmm, not sure why photo shows up twice. ..

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Old 07-04-2016, 08:24 PM   #20
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Hi Ralph... I got my hinges and I'm staring at your picture and realize I need to attach some wooden blocks inside the cabinet so I can securely mount the hinge. Will you reveal how you attached your wood blocks? Epoxy?

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