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Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby CaleyAnn » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:02 pm

I'm modifying my little 4x6 cargo trailer into a sleeper camper trailer.

I am installing a Vintage Technologies 26x36 teardrop door in the rear cargo door. It is of the type that you can open the window about halfway.

I am trying to determine just how big a hole to cut into my trailer rear door. I've already marked the location, and the general size by using the inside trim ring as a template. The size came out to be 25.75 x 35.75 inches.

I'm trying to find someone who has installed one of these doors from scratch, and has had to cut the opening to the proper size. Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the opening so that I don't screw this thing up, and end up trashing my cargo trailer door beyond hope.
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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby bobby6319 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Yes the have notches and latches to hold them in 2 or 3 positions but I don’t remember how many for sure. I have two of their doors on my home built trailer
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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby bobby6319 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:12 pm

This is what their website says.NEW!!!!!!!!!!!
WD29 26" x 36" Driver's Face Mount Foam Core Door with Radius Corners on TOP only and square bottom with threshold
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Black Aluminum Exterior, White Vinyl Interior
with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen
Price $ 351.95 plus packaging fee $30.00

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness: Price $34.50

Cutout Measurements: 25-3/4" Wide x 35-3/4 Tall x 4-1/2" on top corners
Outside Measurements: 28-1/2" x 37-3/4"


NEW!!!!!!!!!!!
WD35 30" x 36" Driver's Black Exterior Face Mount Foam Core Door with Radius Corners on TOP only and square bottom with threshold, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Black Aluminum Exterior, Black Vinyl Interior with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen
Price $ 362.95 plus packaging fee $30.00

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness: Price $34.50



WD33 Driver Side Door is a Face Mount Foam Core Door 30" wide by 36" tall.
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Black Aluminum Finish Exterior Black Aluminum Trim, White Vinyl Interior with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii
​Price $362.95 plus Packaging Fee $30.00

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness Price 34.50



NEW!!!!!!!!!!!
WD36 30" x 36" Passenger's Black Exterior Face Mount Foam Core Door with Radius Corners on TOP only and square bottom with threshold, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Black Aluminum Exterior, Black Vinyl Interior with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen
Price $ 362.95 plus packaging fee $30.00

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness: Price $34.50
WD26 26" x 36" Face Mount Foam Core Passenger Side
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Mill Finish Aluminum Finish Exterior Black Aluminum Trim, White Vinyl Interior with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness: Price $34.00

Price $ 339.95 plus packaging fee $30.00

WD05 42" x 12" x 3/4" Horizontal Window with 1/2 screen, tinted windows, black aluminum frame
Price: $136.50 each

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16"
Price $34.50 each

​Cut Out 42 1/4" x 12 1/4"
Outside Measurement 43 1/4" wide x 13-1/4” tall
Corner Radius 3-5/16”



WD23 26" x 36" Black Exterior Face Mount Foam Core Driver's Side Door
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Black Aluminum Exterior, White Vinyl Interior
with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2" wall thickness
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness: Price $34.00

Price $ 339.95 plus packaging fee $30.00


WD03 RV Teardrop Trailer Toy Hauler Horizontal Window 16”x 14” x 3/4"​
Price $71.95 each

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
7/16", 1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16"Price $21.50 each

Cut Out 16-1/4” x 14-1/4”
Outside Measurement 17-3/16” wide x 15-1/4” tall
Corner Radius 3-5/16”​


NEW!!!!!!!!!!!
WD30 26" x 36" Passenger's Face Mount Foam Core Door with Radius Corners on TOP only and square bottom with threshold
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Black Aluminum Exterior, White Vinyl Interior
with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen​
Price $ 351.95 plus packaging fee $30.00

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness: Price $34.50

Cutout Measurements: 25-3/4" Wide x 35-3/4 Tall x 4-1/2" on top corners
Outside Measurements: 28-1/2" x 37-3/4"

WD22 Radius-cornered aluminum DRIP CAP carries the rain and snow from above your trailer door and trailer window. The drip caps are mill finish

Drip Caps comes in a variety of sizes and have in stock:

20" Price $11.00
25" Price $12.00
28" Price $13.00
31" Price $14.00
34" Price $15.00
36" Price $16.00
38" Price $17.00
40" Price $18.00
46" Price $21.00




WD15 24"x 20" Horizontal 1/2 Slider w/screened Vent and Radius Corners Black.
Price: $112.95

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16"
Price $24.50 each

Cut Out 24-1/4” x 20-1/8”
Outside Measurement 25 1/8” wide x 21-1/4” tall
Corner Radius 3-5/16”


WD27 30" Wide x 36" Tall Teardrop Trailer Driver Side Traditional Door
Tinted Glass With Radius Corners & Black Frame
Maximum Ventilation, Full View, Durable Construction
Price $362.95 plus Packaging fee: $30.00

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii​

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1",1-1/8",1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-5/16"
Price $34.50 each

The cut out on the door measure 30-1/4" x 36-1/4" with 3-5/16" radius on all four corners.
WD11 26" x 32" RV Teardrop Trailer Driver Side Traditional Trailer Door Tinted Glass With Radius Corners & Black Frame
Maximum Ventilation, Full View, Durable Construction
Price $309.95 each
Packaging fee: $30.00

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1",1-1/8",1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-5/16"
​Price $29.50 each

Cut out: 26-1/4" x 32-1/4"
Corner Radius: 3-5/16" radius on 4 corners
Outside measurement:

WD02 18" x 15" Awning Clear Glass Crank Out Window​
Price $58.95

Cut Out 17-7/8” Wide x 14-3/4” Tall
Outside Measurement 19-1/2” wide x 16-1/2” tall
Square Corners






WD10 20" x 30" RV Teardrop Trailer Vertical Window with screen
Price $117.95

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16"
Price $27.50 each​

Cut Out: 20-1/4” x 30-1/4”
Outside Measurement: 21 1/4” wide x 31-1/4” tall
Corner Radius: 3-5/16”
WD34 Passenger Side door is a Face Mount Foam Core Door 30" wide by 36" tall.
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Black Aluminum Finish Exterior Black Aluminum Trim, White Vinyl Interior with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii
​Price $362.95 plus Packaging Fee $30.00

Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness Price 34.50






​WD12 45” Wide x 9” Tall x 2-3/16" Wall Thickness
Tinted Star Gazer RV Window with black frame and radius corners
​Price $136.95

​​Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
3/4", 1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16"
Price $27.50 each​

Cut Out 45-3/8” x 9-1/4”
Outside Measurement 46-1/4” wide x 10-1/4” tall
Corner Radius 3-5/16”






WD32 26" x 36" Face Mount Foam Core Passenger Side
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. White Aluminum Finish Exterior Black Aluminum Trim, White Vinyl Interior with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii
​Price $ 339.95 plus packaging fee $30.00


Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness Price $34.50



WD19 24” Wide x 14” Tall Baggage Door
Black Frame and Radius Corners
Price $53.00

Cut Out 23-3/4" wide x 13-3/4” tall
Outside Measurement 25-1/8” wide x 15-1/8” tall
Corner Radius 4-1/2" on all four corners


WD16 20" x 24" Vertical Window with 1/2 slider w/screened vent and Radius Corners Black
Price $111.95

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16"
Price $24.50 each

Cut Out 20 1/8” x 24 1/4 ”
Outside Measurement 21 1/4” wide x 25 1/4” tall
Corner Radius 3-5/16”








WD25 26" x 36" Face Mount Foam Core Driver Side Door
Tinted Glass, 4-1/2" Radius Corners. Mill Finish Aluminum Finish Exterior Black Aluminum Trim, White Vinyl Interior with a Full View 16" x 31" Tinted Window with 1/2" screen

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii​
Small trim Rings fit up to 1-1/2".
Large Trim Rings fit to 2-1/4" wall thickness: Price $34.00

Price $ 339.95 plus packaging fee $30.00
These prices do not include shipping unless specified


WD13 26"x 36" Teardrop Trailer Drivers Side Traditional Door
Tinted Glass With Radius Corners & Black Frame
Maximum Ventilation, Full View, Durable Construction
Price $339.95
Packaging fee: $30.00

​Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

​Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1",1-1/8",1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-5/16"
Price $29.50 each

Cut out: 26-1/4" x 36-1/4"
Corner Radius: 3-5/16"
Outside measurement:

WD01 12" Round Porthole
Fits either a 1-1/8" or 1-1/2" wall thickness
Price $59.00


Vertical Windows are installed with screens on the bottom
Horizontal windows can be used on the left or right side of trailer

When measuring your wall thickness, you need to be with in an 1/8".



WD06 RV Teardrop Trailer Vertical Window with 1/2 screen
14" x 21" x 3/4"
Price $82.95 each

​Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
7/16", 1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16" Price $21.50 each

Cut Out 14-1/4” x 21-3/4”
Outside Measurement 15-1/4” wide x 22-3/4” tall
Corner Radius 3-5/16”


WD12-01 40” Wide x 10” Tall x 2-3/16" Wall Thickness
Tinted Star Gazer RV Window with black frame and radius corners
​Price $136.95

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
3/4" 1", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/8", 1-13/16", 2-3/16"
Price $27.50 each​

Cut Out 40 1/4" wide x 9 1/4"" tall
Outside Measurement 41 1/4" wide x 10 1/4" tall
Corner Radius 3-5/16”




WD11-01 26" x 32" RV Teardrop Trailer Passenger Side Traditional Trailer Door Tinted Glass With Radius Corners & Black Frame
Maximum Ventilation, Full View, Durable Construction
Price $309.95 each
Packaging fee: $30.00

Free shipping in US only, excluding Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Custom size trim rings available for wall thickness
1",1-1/8",1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-5/16"
Price $29.50 each

Cut out: 26-1/4" x 32-1/4"
Corner Radius: 3-5/16" radius on 4 corners
Outside measurement:
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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby bobby6319 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:32 pm

Make sure you check the proper on because the radius are different on some mine is the wd11
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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby CaleyAnn » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:44 pm

Bobby, Thanks so much for your effort, but unfortunately my model is WD31, for which they did not enter a cutout dimension. Sorry I did not mention the model number. But based on models WD29 and WD30, which are basically the same, but with two square bottom corners, the cutouts must be what I came up with this morning.

I must say that if the manufacturer had created a dimensions chart, instead of typing it out as text, I would have noticed those dimensions a lot earlier. I guess it is very much like my earlier writings where I put a lot down in one lump. It tends to make people skip over a lot of information.

Anyway, thanks again. Looks like I get to slice and dice tomorrow, winds permitting.
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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby les45 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:05 am

I simply clamped my inner ring in place and traced around it. I then cut to the traced line with a sabre saw. Everything fit perfectly.
I was installing my doors in a 3/4" plywood wall with no insulation.

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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby CaleyAnn » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:50 am

According to Vintage Technologies, the WD31 opening should be cut to 26.25 x 36.25 inches with the 4.5 curved corners.
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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby Esteban » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:58 pm

:thumbsup: Challenger Door recently added a web page that makes it easier to order customizable teardrop trailer doors: challengerdoor.com/teardrop-trailer-doors


Challenger Door wants the rough opening dimensions for a door order:
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Re: Vintage Technologies Teardrop Door Question

Postby Andrew Herrick » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:49 pm

Word of experience here: It's much easier, after you cut the rough opening, to first install the interior trim ring, and then install the main door! I've wasted dozens of hours forgetting to do this.
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