The door to hell

Stupid door hinge! A few years ago I bought a new hinge for the habitation door from Glossop caravans as one of them was sticking and was pulling the rivets away form the fly screen. It’s a double hinge, fly-screen and door combined. I did ask on a couple of forums if they could be lubricated but oddly no-one had a definitive answer. The thing is they have plastic caps which almost prevents access to the hinge pin, so I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Anyway it’s been sticking again for some time and it’s quite frustrating because the rivets have come out of the fly screen again. So I set about trying to lubricate it. After a feeble attempt I snapped the plastic cover but on the plus side, I got some WD 40 in lol now it’s moving lovely so I’m well chuffed. I got some double length rivets too as I noticed when the old ones came out, they weren’t really long enough to get proper purchase on the metal. I’ll do that tomorrow and hope that’s the end of my hinge problems.

I also rang the excellent Perthshire caravans who stock the netting used for the fly-screen. It’s torn cos silly Jack when he was young kept forgetting it was there and trying to barge out of the open door lol Relly funny to watch but the netting is hanging loose now and very unsightly.

Speaking of doors, I also note that every winter the rubber seal that goes all the way around tends to shrink which mean the corners come away and hang about an inch from the frame. I think I’m going to just make a cut near the lock and see if they allows me to put it back into place. I’ll keep you posted 🙂

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