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Old 03-03-2024, 02:43 AM   #1
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Pimpon storage hatch

Where can we find the inspection hatch that you had on the side of your Van?
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Old 03-03-2024, 07:12 AM   #2
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Vincent,
That particular hatch door was a Sportsmobile design, unfortunately that hatch is not available anymore.
Does your van already have the hole cut at that location? If not, you may have other options:
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Access-D...lo/SE38VR.html
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Access-D...hoCNfQQAvD_BwE
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Unive...hoCtK8QAvD_BwE
https://www.amazon.com/Leisure-Coach...20065ba91097f2

The measurements of the hatch door you have identified in the picture is 31" wide X 7.5" tall

I have not come across anything in this size - most of the longer ones that you find conducting s search prove to be twice as tall as the original, so maybe you place two smaller ones side be side??? Also, the original access door had a slight curve which matched the body curvature on the Van - not sure you'd find something similar - but someone with skills'' (as you) may be able to 'finesse' a metal hatch door to accomplish the same.

EDIT: You might also consider a Marine (boat) access hatch:
https://www.westmarine.com/tempress-...hoCDKYQAvD_BwE
You'll just have to search for a size that would work for you.

***Hopefully someone else on the Forum has knowledge of another option which would prove a better fit.
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Old 03-03-2024, 09:48 AM   #3
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Manchester makes tanks with side fittings for use with hatches like above...

...and Manchester also makes tanks for vans that have fittings lower on the side.....kinda side/bottom.

I used the "van" style since I didn't want to have a hatch.

See it here starting in post 189:

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...-10808-19.html


I can refill the tank even when it's not lowered......I haven't had to lower it in a long time.
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Old 03-03-2024, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thank you for your response guys and your help once again with the links because we sometimes spend more time looking than working on the Ford I don't have a hole for the hatch on mine so I'm going to wait
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I created my own door as the original had rusted. Here’s the forum post with info:

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...oor-26947.html
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Vincent, while looking for something else, I just came across this access door - very close in size to the one you referenced in the picture...just another 'option' to consider.

https://owlvans.com/collections/boxe...storage-locker
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Old 04-04-2024, 10:18 PM   #7
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Vincent, while looking for something else, I just came across this access door - very close in size to the one you referenced in the picture...just another 'option' to consider.

https://owlvans.com/collections/boxe...storage-locker
thank you they are straight I think for a finish it needs to be a bit curved
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