My entry door on my RV has been rotted. Ive known about this for a month or two. The RV place put a bunch of screws in it, to try and hold it together , but I knew I didnt have much time to get it fixed. I called and emailed a bunch of places but couldnt find a replacement door. My RV is a 2000, so kind of old and the length of the door is 78 inches. All the doors I could find were 72 inches. I even contacted a bunch of salvage yards, no one had a door.
I google fixing RV doors and found a couple of post about people fixing their entry doors. The doors have a thin wood frame just inside the metal trim. The trim is held on with glue, and mine had a few screws in it. I know some of the screws have been added after it was factory made, not sure all of them were. We removed the trim with a putty knife and ran it down the side It came off easily. Then there was the wood. It was thin, not sure the exact size.
The metal trim is on top of the door. This is the hinge side of the door. This is the bottom edge. Its completely rotted out. Im not sure how the door was holding on.
We cut a new piece of trim from a 2x4. we used a table saw to get the size we needed. (sorry, I took lots of pictures and accidentally deleted them off my phone)
After you take the wood trim off, there is Styrofoam and aluminum framing.
So after we cut the new wood, we did put a coat of light primer on the wood to hopefully help protect the wood. Then we slid the piece back in place. We stapled the top and bottom pieces to each other. We also used contact cement to keep it in place. Then put the metal trim piece back on. We checked all the other wood framing and it was ok, so we left it alone. We got the door back together and hung It seems ok, so hopefully we did it correctly.
This weekend I went to a dog trial up in Charlotte NC. I was just entered Saturday and Sunday. It was suppose to rain on Saturday. I called my friend, the trial chair , that morning and asked if it was raining. She said no. Right before I left the house, I asked her again. She said no. I started driving. Its about 1 1/2 hour drive. During the drive, at times it was pouring down rain and lightening. Great. I kept debating turning around. But I figured, if I went home, I would find out that it didnt rain up there. So I kept going. Of course it was raining when I got there. The rings are on a slight grade, so several times you have to run uphill. It doesnt seem like much but you can tell the difference when running flat rings or ones with grades. LOL. Miley Qed in standard. But I just couldnt run Java. My legs were like lead because of what we did Friday. On Friday, my son, husband and I went to a friends house who was flooded. They had about 1 1/2 foot of water in there home. We helped move all the carpeting, padding, dry wall, cabinets and other wreck house hold stuff to the curb. Everything was so heavy with water and already starting to get moldy. It was hard work. And it killed me the next day (Saturday). I had woken up at 3am in pain and just couldnt sleep. So anyway, I didnt run my dogs to well. With Java, I kept falling behind and she would read it as deceleration and turn. Ugh!! Anyway, it was pouring down rain at times and it was good to go home. I was grumpy and probably not pleasant to be around. LOL
The next morning, I felt so much better. So back to the trail I went. I ran Miley and Java in T2B. Both stayed on course and Java did the teeter correctly. Yay. But each dog dropped one bar.
Next was Master Standard.
Miley didnt do to well and jump off the table and ran around the ring.
Next up was JWW.
I was so worried about #6-#7. I kept thinking, how am I going to keep Java out of that tunnel but make sure she takes the #7 jump. Well it turns out, that wasnt a problem at all. I turned my dog to tight after #4 and she missed the weave pole entry.
I was so disappointed. Ugh. And then , even though I knew that I turned Java to tight after #4, I did it the same way with Miley. Ack!!
Being in the woods
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