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Old 07-17-2015, 02:19 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, 02:47 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, 03:04 PM   #3
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My door was dead bolted and locked.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:07 PM   #4
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ETI sent two hinges and pins. I hope that these do a better job.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:20 PM   #5
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No problems in over 6 years now.
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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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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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Old 07-17-2015, 04:30 PM   #10
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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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