RV is a motor vehicle specially designed to have living quarters for accommodation but with a twist of providing you with a house as well as a motor vehicle, all in one place.
Unfortunately, many people are encountering problems regarding RV entry doors. There may not be any area in your RV that is used as frequently and experiences as much wear and tear as an entry door. Over time, these RV entry doors can start malfunctioning.
In times like these, it is recommended that you immediately start applying repair on the entry door. Here is our guide on how you can repair an RV entry door!
RV Entry Door Repair
1. The Core Is Rotting Away
This can happen if the door has experienced water damage to the lower portion of its frame. This may cause the screws holding the trim to rust and loose.
Also, the skin may also pop out of the trim. In such cases, you may have to rebuild the door frame. Simply follow these instructions in order to successfully repair the RV door.
- You should measure the door frame at least twice to avoid any kind of errors.
- Remove the frame along with aluminum on both sides of the frame to rebuilt it.
- Mark the areas that need a cut with the help of a pencil or pen.
- Cut those marked areas by using a proper tool. Otherwise, the frame will not fit into the given space.
- You should also do proper research or consult your RV dealer to find the most suitable material required for your work.
- Paint the door with a color that matches the theme of your RV to make it appealing to the eyes.
It may take about 2 to 3 hours to rebuild the frame but might save you from a mess. However, we highly suggest not using treated wood as it dries out quickly.
2. Latch Coming Loose
Sometimes, the latch mounted inside your RV’s door frame does not work properly because it has been loosed due to excessive use of the door. It will cause the door to rattle even if it is closed. It is also extremely dangerous as the door is to be opened while your RV is being driven down by the busy roads.
It may also prevent the door from fully locking by interfering with the door’s deadbolt, which might affect the security and privacy of its users. Therefore, it is best to deal with such a problem as soon as possible.
The ultimate solution to your problem in such a case is to check the screws and bolts that mount the latch to the RV’s entry door frame. They might get loose with time due to frequent use. Luckily, you can easily tighten the screws by using a screwdriver.
3. Leaking RV Entry Door
It is possible that you might not need to replace the whole door in such cases if the leaking area of the door can be repaired by sealing the area using a strong adhesive.
What you need to do is to find the required adhesive that gets the job done, apply it properly to that particular area and make sure it dries out completely.
RV entry doors are an important part of the motor vehicle and play a significant role to protect your privacy and stuff while you are away. A damaged entry door might risk it all.
Therefore, it is recommended to fix the entry door as soon as possible and do not leave it for later. If the issue seems to persist, you will have to get the whole door replaced. You can contact your RV’s manufacturer support team for guidance or help on getting the door replaced.