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Old 07-17-2015, 01:19 PM   #1
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Door hinge on 19 failure

After a month long trip 8000 miles my door hinge failed, causing the 19s door to come off the hinges. Any other 19ers have this problem. we heard the door making sounds and stopped to inspect and found the peg had snapped.:facepalm? This happen mid trip.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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I had a hinge pin go missing ,when travelling.I learned a lesson,earlier in my rv'en time .Always lock your door when travelling.When I stopped & went to open the door it came apart,with 1 hinge holding on.I mentioned it to eti,they sent me 2 new hinges & pins.15a was only 4mths old.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:04 PM   #3
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My door was dead bolted and locked.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
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ETI sent two hinges and pins. I hope that these do a better job.
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I think advice from an earlier thread was to NOT use both the entry lock and the dead bolt lock at the same time. I no longer use the dead bolt except overnight.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:37 PM   #7
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I noticed on my new (in November) 19 that ETI had changed their sourcing for the door locks; there may not be an issue using the entry lock and deadbolt at the same time
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I think advice from an earlier thread was to NOT use both the entry lock and the dead bolt lock at the same time. I no longer use the dead bolt except overnight.
We actually only use the deadbolt, and rarely lock the trailer at night except maybe in a strange looking campground.
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I use the dead bolt at night but have little confidence it does more than provide false comfort. Would like to add a more robust dead bolt but sure don't want to uglify the opening. Still scratching my head on this.
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I know that I have come unhinged a couple of times in the past, but so far after two years, the door hinges on my 19' are going strong.
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Here is link to previous discussion. See post #6.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:29 PM   #12
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Door hinge fail

One door hinge pin almost fell out within a week of picking up our new 19 on July 23. Luckily the US Customs officer saw it and I temporarily fixed it with a bolt. Part of the problem is the hinges look to be for a left hand door and the the hinges are on a right hand door with the pin lock on the top. When it fails, the pin falls out. Oops!
However ETI sent me a new hinge and it's ready to go.

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That happened to ours, but the problem was there was no roll pin holding the hinge pin in place.
There is no left or right with those hinges.

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Same thing happened to me.Pin was installed upside down.Fortunately I always lock both locks.That way the dead bolt ,won't allow it to fall out.
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can someone post pictures of the problem hinge set up?
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Door hinge on 19 failure

Like I mentioned before there is no right, left or upside down. The hinge is pinned a pin cap is installed and a roll pin is pressed through the whole assembly holding it together. The problem with ours was there was no roll pin pressed in durning the hinge manufacturing process.

The second picture shows the place where the roll pin was missing at the top.

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Egads! Is the any possibility that the pin unswaged itself from the cap over time? It's hard to believe it was manufactured without the cap because that would be difficult to miss.

I just checked my 2009 and the assemblies are complete. Thanks for the images!

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Hi: PGDriver... On the way out the door to check mine now. It all hinges on the weakest link. Alf
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Thanks, just checked mine, all okay. Lubed hinges and locks.
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Lubed hinges and locks.
With what? And despite my applying a chrome metal polish/protectant (Blue Magic), my hinges are getting a little pitted. Should I use my Dremel and attachment to fix this? If so, which attachment?
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