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Old 09-28-2022, 05:08 AM   #1
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2017 Thor ACE 29.4 Door Hinge

I just got the ACE 29.4 and noticed today that the door wasnít closing tight. I found that the screws holding the door hinges were all loose. I tightened them as best I could, but itís a weird angle to get at them. It still looks like they could/should be tightened more, but Iím not sure how to get at the screws better.
Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?

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Old 09-28-2022, 02:22 PM   #2
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Pics would help. If the screws were driven incorrectly (at an angle for example) removing the door, filling the holes and reattaching properly may be the best bet.

90 degree screwdriver may do the job.

It's also possible the screws are too long or were not properly piloted.
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Old 09-29-2022, 07:15 AM   #3
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Door and hinge pictures.
Door closed and door pushed closed. Hinges after I tighten screws, but it still looks like they could be tighter.
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Old 09-29-2022, 01:33 PM   #4
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Is that molding on the inside of the hinge? Like when the hinge closes it's compressing the molding?

The closeup picture doesn't provide much context... but it sure looks wrong in multiple ways.
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Old 09-29-2022, 04:23 PM   #5
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Yes, the black material is a soft pliable weather stripping. The photo is taken with the door open full 90*, from inside looking into the hinge area.
My concern is that the door doesn’t close tight (the weather stripping is not thick or stiff enough to keep door open) a gentle push closed it tight. When I saw that, I looked at hinge. Screws were obviously loose, I tightened them as best I could. The angle to get at the screws is difficult, so I wondered if this was a common problem and if there are any tips or tricks to tightening the screws. On a house door I would swing door open past 90* and get a straight on shot at the screws. The MH door has an air spring that stops it at 90*. I don’t see an easy way to disconnect the air spring, didn’t really want to take those screws out because my experience is that metal screws being taken in and out can mess up the holes.
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Yes, the black material is a soft pliable weather stripping. The photo is taken with the door open full 90*, from inside looking into the hinge area.
My concern is that the door doesnít close tight (the weather stripping is not thick or stiff enough to keep door open) a gentle push closed it tight. When I saw that, I looked at hinge. Screws were obviously loose, I tightened them as best I could. The angle to get at the screws is difficult, so I wondered if this was a common problem and if there are any tips or tricks to tightening the screws. On a house door I would swing door open past 90* and get a straight on shot at the screws. The MH door has an air spring that stops it at 90*. I donít see an easy way to disconnect the air spring, didnít really want to take those screws out because my experience is that metal screws being taken in and out can mess up the holes.
Remove the spring damper to open the door fully and/or use long bits on and impact driver to tighten the screws up.

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Old 09-29-2022, 05:16 PM   #7
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Is there a way to quick disconnect those air springs? I have them other places on cabinet does that swing up. They look like the spring cylinder should pop out of the bracket. What’s the process for that? Do you need a special tool?

And I’ll try a longer screw driver.
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Is there a way to quick disconnect those air springs? I have them other places on cabinet does that swing up. They look like the spring cylinder should pop out of the bracket. Whatís the process for that? Do you need a special tool?

And Iíll try a longer screw driver.
If it's like mine; there is a sliding spring clip over the ball joint area. Slide that clip off and the socket should just pop off the ball.
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