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Raoul

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Problem with entrance door in aluminum
« on: July 09, 2019, 02:30:57 PM »
Hello LivinLite members,

I'm Raoul from Montreal. I'm French-speaking. So, please forgive me for making mistakes in this email. English is not my mother tongue.

I'm here because I'd like to find a solution to a problem I have with my 2014 CampLite 21BHS. As some of you might know, 2014 Camplite models have a aluminum exterior (it's all aluminum, even the roof). Nowadays, the new CampLite models have exterior walls made of vacuum fiberglass.

The problem I have is that the entrance door has been damaged and must be repaired (fix a dent and repaint the door). I did try to find a RV shop in Canada to fix the aluminum but none of the dealers I called can do it.

Did anyone of you have to fix the aluminun exterior "skin" of their trailer? If so, I'd like to know where you had the work done. I did mention to my insurance company that I might have to go to the USA to have the repair done, and they have agreed to foot the bill.

I'd appreciate you let me know if you can.

Thank you!

Raoul 



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Re: Problem with entrance door in aluminum
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 05:20:04 PM »
Have you tried a regular auto-body shop?  If it is just filler and a re-spray, anyone good with this sort of thing can do it.

Either that, or buy an entirely new door and just get it painted by a body shop.  There isn't anything unique about Livin Lite doors.  I believe they are a standard product that can be purchased as a complete unit.

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Re: Problem with entrance door in aluminum
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 01:03:22 AM »
Hello LivinLite members,

I'm Raoul from Montreal. I'm French-speaking. So, please forgive me for making mistakes in this email. English is not my mother tongue.

I'm here because I'd like to find a solution to a problem I have with my 2014 CampLite 21BHS. As some of you might know, 2014 Camplite models have a aluminum exterior (it's all aluminum, even the roof). Nowadays, the new CampLite models have exterior walls made of vacuum fiberglass.

The problem I have is that the entrance door has been damaged and must be repaired (fix a dent and repaint the door). I did try to find a RV shop in Canada to fix the aluminum but none of the dealers I called can do it.

Did anyone of you have to fix the aluminun exterior "skin" of their trailer? If so, I'd like to know where you had the work done. I did mention to my insurance company that I might have to go to the USA to have the repair done, and they have agreed to foot the bill.

I'd appreciate you let me know if you can.

Thank you!

Raoul

Raoul, your English is completely fine.
But do you have any updates? We replaced a door in our previous camper - just bought a new one from the dealer. I believe that https://www.challengerdoor.com/ made doors for Camplite models (2014 included), so maybe they could guide you. Good luck if you're still looking for a solution.
Joe + Lucy - full timers since late 2017
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