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Old 07-09-2014, 01:41 AM   #1
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Angry Entry doors sticking

Ok this is starting to tweak my melons. I know when we picked our trailer up from exploder USA they adjusted both doors so they open and close correctly. Why is it every time I go to another destination the darn doors don't open and close correctly again. You are looking like a monkey trying to pry the darn doors open and then a psycho slamming them 4 to 5 times for the dang thing to latch. What am I doing wrong here or am I missing something that I don't know about a redwood.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:53 AM   #2
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Is the problem the latch?

I don't have problems opening the door, just when I close it...some times I have to slam it to get it to latch, if not it just bounces back open. Periodically lubricating the latch mechanism with silicon seems to fix it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:01 AM   #3
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I tried that already no luck. Sometimes you have to hold into the latch from the inside and lean back with your weight to make it click
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:01 AM   #4
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I tried adjusting the striker plate because it 'locked' my wife out a couple of times because it took a manly pull with three fingers only to open it...

but adjusting it all different ways didn't really help because then it wouldn't close - so I got frustrated with it and thus our striker plate has a bow in it where I beat it into submission with a hammer !!! has worked since then !
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:05 AM   #5
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I've adjusted the stricken plates on both doors several times and no luck. I would love to put my 3lb sledge hammer to it but the sand trailer is going back again to the shop for a long list of items I found from my PDI list that they seemed to overlook and this is going to be added to it again.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:13 AM   #6
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Are you sure the problem is the latch is in to the coach to far? you stated everytime you move it's another door problem. My question from a professional standpoint is this, are you sure your autolevel is working and the coach is in fact level when it says success. Most door problems are usually from the coach being high and or low in a place to rack the door.
I know we are under warranty and these things piss us off but if it's the latch can it be moved out?
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:29 AM   #7
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Yep I have moved the latch fowards backwards and center I have had problems with all hydro arms down and level to it being hooked up to the back of the truck. I've just about tried everything I can think of separate from beating the snot out of it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:47 AM   #8
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Our rear door wouldn't latch during the pdi. Removed the striker plate and placed a washer between the door jamb and striker plate. Door now latched. Dealer fixed properly next time in.

Try separating the outer door and screen door and then checking if the outer door still binds. We found our door binding when combined with the screen door, but not binding when separate. Minor adjustment to screen door and problem solved.

Good luck getting it resolved and remember to stay positive.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:19 AM   #9
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Our door is really tight. When inside I close with 2 hands so as not to slam it real hard. And then the deadbolt pops out regularly on its own and that doesn't help. Going to put it on the punch list for sure.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:40 AM   #10
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I'll try the screen door thing but last time I looked at them they seemed to float pretty easy in any position
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