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MikeDavies

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The entry door on our Mirada starting sticking. Observed that the aluminum trim at the lower outside corner was loose where it met the piece on the bottom, like the door is a bit warped, the ends of the trim pieces don't match up. Removed the vertical trim piece and found that there is a hole in the bottom outside corner with a long vertical bolt or threaded rod with a nut on the end. It cant tightened as it is pretty rusty and the bolt just spins freely. There is some wood rot in the bottom of the wood frame piece that the bolt runs through.

Anyone know what this bolt is there for?

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The bolt may be something someone added to try fixing a problem. The doors are not hard to rebuild. remove the door, traker the outer trim off and you can make a new frame. Use good hardwood but not treated as it will warp. I redid mine in the campground where I didn't have access to many tools and it only took a half day. Now it's like new. BTW I used stainless screws to hold the frame together. Good luck..


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powderman426 wrote:

The bolt may be something someone added to try fixing a problem. The doors are not hard to rebuild. remove the door, traker the outer trim off and you can make a new frame. Use good hardwood but not treated as it will warp. I redid mine in the campground where I didn't have access to many tools and it only took a half day. Now it's like new. BTW I used stainless screws to hold the frame together. Good luck..


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Was the outer skin of your door metal or gelcoat?

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MikeDavies wrote:

powderman426 wrote:

The bolt may be something someone added to try fixing a problem. The doors are not hard to rebuild. remove the door, traker the outer trim off and you can make a new frame. Use good hardwood but not treated as it will warp. I redid mine in the campground where I didn't have access to many tools and it only took a half day. Now it's like new. BTW I used stainless screws to hold the frame together. Good luck..


Thank you,

Was the outer skin of your door metal or gelcoat?

Mike


Mine was metal, but the frame work for the door is likely the same.

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