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Recommended Strap Hinges For 4 x 8 Foot Doors for Enclosed Trailer

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About :Strap Hinge for Enclosed Cargo Trailer I am going to fabricate a pair of rear doors swing type for my trailer. The doors frames will be made of steel square pipe and then covered with thin sheet metal. Due to the heavy weight, I need to use heavy duty strap hinges that can take the load. Please recommend a hinge. I plan to use 3 per side. Thank you Each door will be about 4foot wide and 8foot tall.

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What you're planning sounds like it would work, but you'll need to be sure you have some cross members in the door where each hinge mounts. Since the doors are large and are likely pretty heavy, I'd use the biggest hinges you can.

If you were wanting the hinge to swing all the way up against the side of the trailer, I'd recommend using # 2212. A hook and keeper, part # 383400 would hold the door open for you as you load/unload.

If you only need the door to swing 180 degrees, use # 2512. I'll link you to product description videos for the parts I've recommended.

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