Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby lacustom » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:39 am

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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby tony.latham » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:28 am

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I'm afraid I'd have to wear a helmet... especially for my mid-night pee breaks. :?

Do you recall what the hardware costs per door was? :thinking:

And how's the weather down there? :frightened:

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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby lacustom » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:39 am

Well the weather cleared up. Made out fine. Yes the door is low but it keeps the rain going away from the trailer.


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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby tony.latham » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:56 am

lacustom wrote:Well the weather cleared up. Made out fine. Yes the door is low but it keeps the rain going away from the trailer.


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Glad to hear that about your weather! :thumbsup: But rain? What's rain? Haven't seen that in Idaho for months.... just smoke.

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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby aggie79 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:53 am

I built my own doors because I wanted a certain style/design. That said, I found door construction to be more time consuming than hatch construction - time that could have been spent camping. Also, I didn't save any money building my own. The price of hardware, trim, windows, etc. exceeded the $300 per door cost of "store-bought" doors. If the look of pre-made doors suits you, I'd recommend that you pay the price.
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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby migal0412 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:23 am

Hi from Downunder. I made my own easily and much cheaper. My walls are 15mm ply and I used a 5mm bit in my router to cut the shape and then the cutouts became the doors with a perfect gap for the seals. I then did a further cutout on the doors with the same bit and made Wiley windows for each with fly screens on each. Both doors and windows have proved to be water and dust proof and have served me well with much use in all weather and dirt roads. The is plenty of info on the net on how to make Wiley windows for boats that are also very suitable for teardrops. If and when I can steal my Teardrop back from my grandson I'll take a few pics and post them.
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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby kokomoto » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:25 am

aggie79 wrote:I built my own doors because I wanted a certain style/design. That said, I found door construction to be more time consuming than hatch construction - time that could have been spent camping. Also, I didn't save any money building my own. The price of hardware, trim, windows, etc. exceeded the $300 per door cost of "store-bought" doors. If the look of pre-made doors suits you, I'd recommend that you pay the price.



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Re: Doors that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Postby larryl » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:44 pm

Have to agree about DIY doors. That was the most difficult and time consuming exercise. One of the doors had to be re-built due to warping. Save your money and buy manufactured if you can.
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