Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-16-2019, 09:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2
Question Door cracking issue

The entry door on our 20163401RL has some large cracks across the interior panel. I think the cause was uv light, as we often leave the door open on sunny days. Is there any way I can find just that panel? Looks like just a few screws hold it in place. Dealer tells me that I have to buy an entire new door. And, of course, the exterior paint and decals would have to be matched.
Any ideas would be helpful.
DocDee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2019, 10:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
r time soon's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 727
Dealer may be correct on this one. If the door is constructed like sidewalls are, laminated and pressed together under vacuum, glued together, it might not be as simple as replacing the interior skin. Might be near impossible to remove without tearing the entire door to pieces. I would contact Lippert, the door manufacturer, at 574-537-8900 and see what they can offer. They might not be able to provide anything except the entire door. Which would need to be the correct color of gel coat and the required decals or stripes installed. Give them a call. Have the information from your door tag handy as you will need it. Date of manufacture, model, size etc..
Chris & Maria

2012 36RL, Full Body Paint, Dual Awning, Dual a/c, Splendide Combo, Fisher Paykel dishwasher, 6.5kW Onan, Goodyear G614's. 2015 F550 6.7l, 4X4, Lariat, CC, 176" WB, Long Box, B&W Companion
r time soon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2019, 03:14 AM   #3
Senior Member
travelin' texans's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,335
My suggestion would be remove the peep hole to see what the layers may be. On my previous Big Country the door inside was a thin sheet of aluminum covering about 2" of styrofoam.
If it has screws inside remove them to see what's there. Home improvement stores sell FRP, fiber reinforced panels, that come in colors that could work as replacement.
Most dealers don't repair anything, faster, easier, less knowledge required to just replace.
Danny & Linda
Full-timed 10+ years
Former '13 FB owner
Traded '13 GMC Denali DRW D/A
Currently rv & truckless
Replacement undetermined
travelin' texans is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

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 09:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.