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Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« on: April 18, 2008, 03:25:46 PM »
Hi All, It finally happened. My living hinge that attaches the window wall to the roof failed. ive been looking for how-to threads on how to replace but all ive found is is the side panel hinges and the window wall to bed hinge replacement...any help is appreciated. (ive already ordered the hinge material from Apache Sales)

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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 03:29:35 PM »
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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 05:25:36 PM »
apachesteve, Here's a link to a sticky in our forum on How To Change Living Hinge.
It's really not hard at all.  http://www.apachepopups.net/smf/index.php?topic=1689.0
There is all sorts of info on hinge replacement under the heading Living Hinges/Bed End Caps
« Last Edit: April 18, 2008, 05:38:13 PM by redwood »
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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 01:48:17 PM »
is the section between the widow wall and the roof a true "living hinge" then?

i'm getting ready to order some hinge materials, and will need enough to do this section as well...

anyone?

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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 08:59:45 PM »
is the section between the widow wall and the roof a true "living hinge" then?
i'm getting ready to order some hinge materials, and will need enough to do this section as well...
anyone?
cptmoney
                  YES, On your 74 Mesa all the walls on your bed ends are living hinge. The window wall connects to the bed end roof with living hinge.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 09:01:16 PM by redwood »
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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 09:41:02 PM »
Thanks, redwood!

I had a strong suspicion that this stuff was all just one giant living hinge...

I'll get on it!

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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 07:02:20 PM »
Thanks, redwood!
I had a strong suspicion that this stuff was all just one giant living hinge...
I'll get on it!
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               Make sure you read the link on installing living hinge. It really helps.  http://www.apachepopups.net/smf/index.php?topic=1689.0
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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 09:04:38 PM »
Ah ha!!!

That is where my '73 Ramada is breaking apart. I was wondering if that could be fixed, great to know it can be. 

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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 10:35:02 PM »
Nature lover,
My wife and I make the best living hinge replacement for the best price. I also send instructions on how to install it. You can either send me a PM or contact us at gregcolleen@sbcglobal.net   
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« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 10:44:27 PM by Redwood »
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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 10:56:40 PM »
I just finished this same project on our Mesa last weekend, it's not as hard as it looks. Just take your time the results are well worth it. I used the hinge that Redwood and his better- half make and the quality is outstanding.


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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 11:24:40 PM »
I just finished this same project on our Mesa last weekend, it's not as hard as it looks. Just take your time the results are well worth it. I used the hinge that Redwood and his better- half make and the quality is outstanding.
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I did my 76 Mesa about 3 weekends ago. the 1st end the bed side ("wing panels") were easy the bed end was a PITA  the other end all went easier than the 1st though on my 76  there are alum extrusuions between bed end and roof that were a royal PITA on both ends to get back together. I think living hinge would have been a whole lot easier on the top of the bed end to the bed roof than what I had to contend with.

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Re: Living Hinge- Window wall to Roof
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2013, 11:28:47 PM »
I don't think I'm the only one that had a tough time understanding what "living hinge" was or where it went on my camper until I got into pulling my bed end side walls, bed end and roof apart for ABS repair. once I saw it (mine was "toast") I finally "got" what people were meaning, by "living hinge"

 

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