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jbremount
Posted 2017-03-15 7:50 AM (#169579)
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I am considering adding a pass/ walk through door to my sundowner horse trailer. Where can I buy one for a decent price?
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2017-03-16 4:42 AM (#169584 - in reply to #169579)
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Who is doing the installation work...you or a shop? 
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jbremount
Posted 2017-03-16 11:58 AM (#169586 - in reply to #169584)
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PaulChristenson - 2017-03-16 4:42 AM

Who is doing the installation work...you or a shop? 

I would like to do the work myself.
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Steve-O
Posted 2017-03-16 2:17 PM (#169588 - in reply to #169586)
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A walk through door is really an RV entrance door -   Do you have a RV dealer near you,  They can tell you what specific sizes are available from their supplier.  Then just cut out the sheet metal and attach using sef drilling screws. 
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cajunmuleman
Posted 2017-03-16 8:15 PM (#169591 - in reply to #169579)
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?Doesn't the wall contribute to the strength of  the trailer, I would hate to  see the integrity of the trailer compromised
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2017-03-17 12:39 AM (#169592 - in reply to #169586)
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jbremount - 2017-03-16 2:58 PM
PaulChristenson - 2017-03-16 4:42 AM Who is doing the installation work...you or a shop? 
I would like to do the work myself.
Well, you might want to get in a coversation with Sundowner to determine if the wall you want to cut and install a door in is possible without having to install secondary reinforcing to make for the reduction in the wall's integrity

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RTSmith
Posted 2017-03-17 11:23 AM (#169595 - in reply to #169579)
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The slant wall in most trailers, including your Sundowner, are not structurally important to the trailer itself, and are installed very late in the process. If you look at the wall, you'll see where it was set in place.  But- the wall is structurally important in that it supports the weight of the first horse in a sudden stop. 

Somebody mentioned RV entry doors- maybe not so much. There are manufacturers who use a prehung door in a welded frame in the wall. But those doors are aluminum and not plastic or fiberglass. Sundowner frames theirs as well, but their door is not prehung and will have a jamb installed. At least a factory style door will.

Either way you go- you will definitely want to make sure that you have framed around the doorway for strength. 
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Steve-O
Posted 2017-03-17 4:07 PM (#169596 - in reply to #169579)
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Order the door to fit your framing. Don't cut the stud framing,  almost all short walls that I have seen are preframed for a walk through door - how else do you suppose living qtr installs are done - they dont want to spend extra time reframing, you have to cut the sheet metal out if you want a door. They are going to ask the trailer manufacturer to do it right the first time.  And yeah buy a pre-hung door  -  doesn't make any sense not to.   


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