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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2019, 11:15:42 AM »
Apache Replacement Parts sell the living hinge.  www.apachecampertrailers.com/store.html

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2019, 10:17:03 PM »
The 'living henge' I have. I need the other parts: two on each panel.

Here's what I have:





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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2019, 08:11:06 PM »
I went looking for some of that extrusion when I had the Mesa, since I had some nice bed end panels from a '75 model which didn't have paneling which I wanted to add to match the other end of the camper, I found it a couple of places but I'd have had to buy a "gross" (144 pcs) each 10' long, to get "any".  so I wound up repairing the ABS issues on the original 1976 panels. you can "goo" the extrusion back into place.

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2019, 04:05:06 PM »
My problem is that I am missing rather large chunks.

I just happened to look at this:



PART NUMBERS!!!

4200014 for the top and 4048017 for the bottom.

Are these what I need? The trailer has each in two pieces.

I am going to call the guy later this week as maybe whomever my wife spoke with was unaware of these numbers.

I hope so, because honestly, this is a do-or-die part for me and if I cannot replace that, my trailer is pretty much useless.

Also, what are the living hinge retainer clips?

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2019, 04:34:51 PM »
Part numbers are always good! Takes a lot of guess work out when trying to find the correct part.  Maybe you'll have some luck. Good that is.

That drawing looks like it came from the parts catalog from Apache Sales Corp. Which I ordered many years ago. It has many good drawings. I don't know if I can scan and post them without the 
 
administrators approval. Another spot in the forum section should be created for them. I'm sure it would help some folks when trying to find the correct name of what they are looking for. But then there might be copyright laws also.

As far has the living hinge retainers, I think..not sure, they are to just hold the living hinge in place once its installed. 
 

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2019, 07:34:23 PM »
My problem is that I am missing rather large chunks.

I just happened to look at this:



PART NUMBERS!!!

4200014 for the top and 4048017 for the bottom.

Are these what I need? The trailer has each in two pieces.

I am going to call the guy later this week as maybe whomever my wife spoke with was unaware of these numbers.

I hope so, because honestly, this is a do-or-die part for me and if I cannot replace that, my trailer is pretty much useless.

Also, what are the living hinge retainer clips?

 I may have those parts here but I must ask how you would be missing THOSE???? IF I do still have them the problem would be shipping would cost more than what I would ask for them, though they are skinny they would be "oversize" because of the length.... which becomes ridiculous $$$$$.....

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2019, 12:17:54 AM »
If you'll scroll up, the last picture shows that I'm missing a large section of the hinge. That's not something I can repair when it's just not there, so "goo" does me no good there.

The other side is very brittle and I don't have much faith in it, so I would like to replace that side as well. If I'm going to do a bunch of work on this, as I plan, I don't want to leave a weak link that I'm going to have to worry about next year when I have the whole thing apart now.

That hinge is a go/no-go situation for me for doing any further repairs or updates. If you can give me a price on shipping both sides complete hinges (plus or minus the living hinge, as I have some on hand, but will need to purchase more for other panels) I'm very willing to consider it.



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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2019, 07:48:29 PM »
I think you are underestimating the power of the "goo" it can work wonders with a little ingenuity and of coarse some time. It is pretty tuff and durable stuff.  Of coarse I'm just looking at your pictures, sometimes they don't tell the whole story. One of the things you'd want to check on first though is if you can find some MEK. I found mine at a Sherwin Williams store. I've heard other members say that a MEK substitute is not as good. Maybe someone will chime in on that subject.

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2019, 09:22:36 PM »
I have a gallon of MEK and two bags of pellets from ARP. I'm missing at least 12" on both the top and bottom (roof and sidewall). It would be virtually impossible to remake those four pieces in their entirety from scratch, and definitely not worth the effort to me.

I just got home from vacation. I'll post more pictures here within the next few days.

And dammit, I just realized I was going to call ARP while I was off...

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2019, 09:38:04 PM »
Ive gotten 12x12 ABS pieces (look like floor tiles kind of) in the right thickness from Feebay before, and cut replacement patch panels from that and gooed them in, worked fine.

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2019, 10:30:45 PM »
I appreciate your input, but we're talking about extruded lengths, not panels. Scroll back and look at the pictures.

These things have to come out of a mold, which ARP has. Alternatively, one could find another ABS manufacturer with extruding equipment and have them literally create new molds for the extrusion process. As others have stated here, they won't even consider the order unless you're willing to buy 1000 feet (one camper needs 10) and that price would be highly elevated to pay for the one-use molds they would have to create.

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Re: Living Hinge Locations
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2019, 03:06:49 PM »
To me it sounds like your talking about the tracks that the living hinge slides into. Itís been awhile but I thought Apache Replacement Parts had those tracks in stock. You would have to give them a call to find out for sure. If they donít have them then your best chance is to ask for used ones for sale on all the Apache web sites. A lot of these trailers get striped down for parts. The parts are sold eBay or on the apache web sites. Best of luck.
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