I stopped at my favorite fabrication shop yesterday, had a good drool on all of the awesome metal cutters and benders and grinders, and came home with a new threshold plate and bottom piece for the door. Thanks Fast Times!
How's that for some fancy diamond plate? I can finally stop tripping on the linoleum as I get in!
The inside of the door is now complete:
I also installed the gasket from VTS around the door. When I tried closing the door, I met with some resistance because the foam is so thick. Right now the door won't latch so I will need to figure out how to solve that little hiccup.
While trying to get the exterior finished, it became clear that a fridge vent door was going to be needed. I didn't want some big plastic thing or even a metal door spray painted silver. I wanted David Winick to come finish my trailer.
Sigh. I looked high and low for doors like these. I called every fab shop around but nobody had a louver die. I saw that Inland RV had an aluminum door that was the right size, but with a nearly $40 price tag plus $30 for shipping and "handling" I was going to pass on that. Besides, I needed two and they only had one in stock, meaning $140 all told for two doors that had neither hinges nor locks. My father-in-law came to the rescue with two of these:
They are powder coated aluminum, so I will sand the white paint off and polish them so they will hopefully not stand out too much. And they were $13 each.
I can live with that.
In summary, I got good and filthy today, made a giant mess and had a pretty good day.