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Post by Dave 418 Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:16 pm

As mentioned elsewhere I have a broken wardrobe door. Thinking it would be easier to replace it rather than testing my wood working skills I did some searching today.
It appears the size is an oddity and matches nothing else. One place I contacted said anything from Autosleeper furniture wise there’s no chance of finding anything second hand. They are snapped up very quickly.
As much as I like the build quality of the Rienza the wardroab door is not one of the better points. We are both as guilty of forgetting to lock the door before we move off especially if we are rushing or get distracted by trying to remember what we have forgotten. 
I changed the hinges recently and fitted better screws. Perhaps the fiddly little screws as originally fitted would have pulled out rather than breaking the door. 
When we get back I have some time to myself whilst management is away visiting her friend so I will give it some serious sussing and boggling.  think_smiley_46
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Post by Paulmold Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:39 pm

I don't know your size but there are two 48x20 (one ish) doors on eBay .

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Post by Dave 418 Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:06 pm

Thanks Paul. My door is 127x52 or in Yorkshire it’s 4ft 2inch x 1ft 91/2 inches. Not exactly standard size in any ones book.Typical Autosleeper.shrugg
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Post by Paulmold Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:23 pm

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Slightly bigger all round but may be trimable, unfortunately in Milton Keynes.

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Post by roli Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:38 pm

Have you tried O'Leary's ?
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Post by Paulmold Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:50 pm

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Post by Dave 418 Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:00 pm

It was O ‘Leary,s that said I would be lucky to find one. 
I have sent an E Mail to the place you suggested Paul and I will look at the one you suggested. Trimming one down may be more agro than it’s worth. Metal butchering I can do fairly well but wood seems to defy me. Management has already said it’s bound to involve more tools as every project seems to need a mystery tool.
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Post by Dave 418 Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:22 pm

I sent an enquiry to KTG as suggested Paul. They have replied asking for a picture of the door so with a bit of help from management I sent them one. 
The other door from E Bay is too different to be worth the journey. Thanks for the help so far with the suggestions. This is we’re the forum could restore my faith in Autosleepers.
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Post by Paulmold Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:38 pm

I've had further thought. On our van the door overlaps the actual wardrobe aperture by quite a wide margin, so if you measure the aperture it may well be that the more normal size of 48x20 (obviously width needs to be from hinge) may be suitable if not perfect.  Let's hope KTG can help though.

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Post by Dave 418 Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:52 pm

I have measured the aperture as you suggested Paul and that’s still an odd size :- 53 x 142. That’s from ceiling to the top of the heater because there is no drawers under the wardrobe. No reply yet after I sent the photos but I will see what happens and maybe phone them when I am home next week.
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Post by Dave 418 Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:17 pm

This trip is going to be one we shouldn’t have bothered with. After two nights and a frosty morning the engine was reluctant to start in Skipton.  One night at Riblehead same again but only one night in the cold so not as bad. This morning in Middleton on Tees after two nights stood it was reluctant to start.
From the symptoms I have a feeling it’s heater plug related. I did think the first time it could have been battery relatedbecause we had been off grid for a couple of nights but further thinking we were on hook up for the last two nights  I need to do some deeper checks. There used to be a fused link that caused problems on  Mk6 Transits. Ours only having 54000 miles on the clock I live in hope it’s not heater plugs.
I know of a couple of disasters from people trying to get heater plugs out on engines. A friend of mine had some snapped off in the heads of a  TD V6 Landrover. That was a very costly experience. so_sad
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Post by Dave 418 Fri Mar 04, 2022 4:20 pm

Just a follow up on the wardrobe door saga.The guy from KTG came back to me this afternoon and can’t help with a door so it’s going to be back to plan A. 
Looking at the hinge bit that stayed attached to the frame it appears the panels are held in by small brass headless pins. Not being a cabinet maker it seems an odd idea. No matter I will be using wood glue instead for the panels.
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Post by Dave 418 Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:26 pm

The wardrobe door is back on after my repairs. Probably over the top but Brunell would recognise the style of repair.
Re fitting wasn’t quite as easy as it might have been. The first attempt the top of the door caught the light on the ceiling. The second attempt the door caught on the catch at the bottom.scratch head
After a bit of sussing and boggling with management overseeing the job I took the catch plate off the bottom of the door frame. It shuts and locks on the centre and top so that will do. Just a check strap to fit and that’s it sorted.
The other problem regarding the heater plugs I have the bits to fix the fused link so I will tackle that at the weekend. I am fitting a replaceable fuse so if there is a heater plug shorting it will be easier to replace a fuse.
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