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Old 06-10-2019, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hi all,

New member here, and have a question about my 1998 Road trek 190. The TV cabinet rollup door is broken, and I have removed it. It was broken when I bought the RV, so don't know what's missing on the bottom for stops. The bottom wood piece is broken out of the guides and there are several slats missing with fabric showing but it still slides up (carefully).

Before attempting wood/glue/fabric repair on the old fabric, and cutting thin replacement wood slats was wondering... Where can I find a replacement door if that's possible, or at least post in the right area where someone would have some suggestions for repair or replacement?

(also called thin flat wood Tambour cabinet door)

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Old 06-10-2019, 04:52 PM   #2
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Hi all,

New member here, and have a question about my 1998 Road trek 190. The TV cabinet rollup door is broken, and I have removed it. It was broken when I bought the RV, so don't know what's missing on the bottom for stops. The bottom wood piece is broken out of the guides and there are several slats missing with fabric showing but it still slides up (carefully).

Before attempting wood/glue/fabric repair on the old fabric, and cutting thin replacement wood slats was wondering... Where can I find a replacement door if that's possible, or at least post in the right area where someone would have some suggestions for repair or replacement?

Thank you,
V/R
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Welcome to forum Bill!

My guess is you've got a plan and are handy enough to fix it yourself. More likely than finding a replacement. But this is a great forum and you never know. Some members have removed items from their van and may be glad to sell you what you need.

Good luck.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:10 PM   #3
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Hi Bill, I have a 97 Roadtrek with the same door that you are describing, it was broken on mine also, I called everywhere and was unable to find a replacement, so I ended up redoing it myself, it was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be, I found it easiest just to remove the whole sliding door from the cabinet, and repaired it on my worktable, I believe to remove it, there are 2 screws holding on the bottom piece of wood that acts as a stopper, once that is removed, the whole door slides out, once out just measure the pieces your missing and recut them , if you have a table saw, or a friend that can do it for you, Im hoping that you still have all the fabric there still, I just used a good quality carpenters glue and reattatched the small slats, youll notice there are slots on each side of the cabinet that act as guides for the wooden runners to go up and down smoothly, mine were broken so I just measured and built my own according to the width of the cabinet, but just enough so they stay in the track but don't bind as the door goes up and down,the colour was easy to match with some regular wood stain, and then I did a light coat of verathane just to give a bit of shine as the rest of the door does..If you need help to do this please let me know, I can go outr and take pictures for you, on how to dissasemble and reassemble,,hope this helps a bit,,,please let me know if you have any other questions,,,, thanks,,,,Joe,,,,
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I just noticed on another post here that Bozerbust is selling his cabinets after doing a remodel, check with him to see if has the tambour door your searching for, hope this helps,,,,take care,,,,Joe
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My sliding door was damaged by owner (me) this winter. I was in a hurry to get something out, it was freezing cold, the sliders were stuck and kept getting more jammed up as I tried everything to open them. I have been thinking it over in my head for several months and have finally decided to replace the slider with a normaly hinged door. Just got tired of the jams. You can get doors at a woodworkers supply or even some of the big box shops (ask in milwork dept.). The best fit and closest look to original would be a cabinet makers shop.
I am thinking of making that cabinet a little narrower and mounting the Tv father foward between it and the shower. If I do I will post picks.
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Joe,
Since you've worked on your Tambour door, I wonder if you might have a suggestion for me. I have a 98 190P. The door is in fine shape and worked fine until after I had the air conditioner replaced. The mechanic that replaced the air conditioner wasn't sure how to do it at first, and I know they took apart the storage cabinets on either side of the air conditioner to some extent. My problem now is that the door still raises but not all the way. It stops about 1 1/2 inches above the top shelf so you can see the shelf but can't access it. It just feels like there's something blocking it from going the rest of the way up. I've been wondering if the back of the cabinet might be slightly out of place so that it's more narrow, and that's what is stopping the door from raising the rest of the way. The cabinet and the fabric on the wall all look okay. I haven't tried taking the cabinet apart yet. Do you think this sounds like a possibility or do you think it's something else? Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Google "tambour door". You'll find plenty of pre-made options that you can trim to fit. I don't for a second believe Roadtrek made these in-house.

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The fellow who made and serviced those tambour doors for Foretravel, a coach famous for them, died a number of years ago. That was when they discontinued them in their coaches.
He may have made them for the entire industry. That would explain the difficulty in finding a repair facility.
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Hi Bill, I removed the TV roller cabinet and the cabinet next to the shower for more living space. The TV roller cabinet is available but shipping it would be spendy. I'm not sure if the roller cover is removable. If it is, and nobody has an interest in the entire cabinet, then I could remove it and send it to you.
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Bill, The cover is removable. It requires removal of the TV shelf/drawer assembly and then removal of the small trim piece for the cubby to the left of the TV shelf (small metal right angle bracket held with 4 screws. Once these pieces are off the entire roller cover slides down and out. Hope this helps.
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