Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-23-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,094
Outside Cabinet Hinges

Just a warning and a little that I learned about the outside hinges.

Our factory outside TV is actually in the basement cabinet, so the door opening and staying open is pretty critical to enable that function. We were having trouble with it staying open in the colder weather, so the Dealer replaced the struts with one side being a heavier pressure - snap goes the hinge.



Our 2014 (May 2013) cabinets have these hinges - which are three across on the larger doors. They are thin and easily broken.



SOME of the newer ones actually have a full length hinge and some of those have full strength lifts.



SOME of the newer ones have similar to the original, but with a much beefier hinge, as shown here by our replacement hinge



In the end, if you have our style hinge - be careful replacing the struts with a higher lift. If you do happen to break one, these replacement hinges fit perfectly and they will actually handle the higher lift pressure struts.

I might add that between Redwood and our Dealer Windish (Kevin, new Warranty Dept) we are getting along wonderfully and I have painted parts and fenders and I'm able too install myself and no down time at the shop.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Rick and Mindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,383
OK, so where do we get the replacement beefier hinges? I've already had one break and it was replaced at the Service Center when it was up there for warranty work. I would like to have a couple of spares just in case.
__________________
Rick and Mindy
Retired
2013 Redwood 31SL, 2011 Ford F350 SRW, 6.7, Crew Cab with Firestone Bags, Titan Disc Brakes
Rick and Mindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,094
That part seems to be a mystery - first the Dealer said they couldn't be had without ordering the door, then he got in hinges, and a door with hinges. You would have to ask the Dealer or Redwood. Unfortunately I don't know the brands of the doors the were using, have used, and are using now, but I did hear Kinro.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 12:06 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Rick and Mindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,383
If you look at the inside of your doors you should find a label telling you the size and item number and the manufacturer. I do believe mine are all Kinro which I believe is a LCI company.
__________________
Rick and Mindy
Retired
2013 Redwood 31SL, 2011 Ford F350 SRW, 6.7, Crew Cab with Firestone Bags, Titan Disc Brakes
Rick and Mindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 03:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,094
Believe it or not, mine are blank, like they were bleached out. Dealer had a hard time even figuring out the door size
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 08:05 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 24
Cargo Door Hinge Broken

Both hinges on my cargo door cracked in half. Left side broke first then later on the same day the right broke. I obtained a piece of aluminum from a local welding shop, then attached the broken hinge pieces with 4 pop rivets to the aluminum. Cut the aluminum piece to same size as the hinge. Drilled new holes in the aluminum piece to match the original hinges screw holes. Reinstalled. This is only a band aid until the new hinges arrive from LCI.... Lippert Corp. Inc.
Redwood2013 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 10:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,094
Any pictures? I wasn't aware the early ones were LCI
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 12:27 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 24
picture attached. Internet is a bit slow at this campsite. Might have to send in a couple of days at a better connection.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 228.jpg (114.6 KB, 6 views)
Redwood2013 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 12:45 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,867
Did those 2 screws go in before , or after it cracked in half?? It kinda looks like the rivets failed , and the hinge had 2 holes drilled into it.. Between that and the screws being tightened , that may have been enough to crack??
__________________
2015 F-350
2020 3991RD with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5..
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 02:30 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
travelin' texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,839
0519150923.jpgI did similar fix only I put the aluminum over the cracked hinge. Sorry it's not a real good pictures.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0519150921.jpg (150.7 KB, 3 views)
__________________
Danny & Linda
Former '13 FB owner
Currently rvless!
travelin' texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.