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Old 06-04-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Help Identify Rubber trim moulding

My side compartment takes on a lot of water. Parked! Locked! Rain water! (2000 RT 190 Popular...Dodge) Beyond the obvious piano hinge, what kind of seal is needed? Source? (I am a bit reluctant to contact Roadtrek... they never responded to older emails, and were clueless during a telephone query about propane regulator type.)
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:27 PM   #2
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I thought the Dodges all used a rubber hinge that sealed and did the hinging. Perhaps yours has been replaced, if there is no weatherstrip type seal around the entire compartment, or a place for it. The Chevies do use piano hinge and a weatherstrip bulb seal.
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It may very well be true that this coach originally had all-rubber hinge. The current door is held on by piano hinge with drywall screws!

I would like to return it to stock. Where can I find out where to find an after market OEM hinge?
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If nobody pipes up here, the topic comes up often on the Yahoo Roadtrek board, always with links to the hinge material.
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It may very well be true that this coach originally had all-rubber hinge. The current door is held on by piano hinge with drywall screws!

I would like to return it to stock. Where can I find out where to find an after market OEM hinge?
Google "rv rubber hinge".


Lots of video on how to do it.

Lots of sources -- you can get the rubber hinge at RV places or bus outfitters.
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Here is part of the last discussion on the Yahoo board.

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If it is the same Rubber Hinge that my 94D190V has on the drivers side storage compartment you can buy them from www.Mooreindustrialproducts.com The part # You want is: 4561-2231-020 which is 2 meters ( 6 ft) and price is $35.72 plus shipping. Pull up the website and look under "CONTINUOUS HINGES PLASTIC".
That's the hinge that RT used in the 90's. Moore Ind products is located in Cincinnati, OH
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I ordered one this morning
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I got my new hinge. Thanks Booster!

The problem was that that during a previous owner's care, the original hinge broke. An aluminum piano hinge was added. Original hinge remnant was left in place. A very amateurish, sloppy job.

See picture of new hinge alongside the "Beverly Hillbilly fix"

I will try to do the job this weekend. Correctly.
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