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Old 05-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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First off, we've had our beautiful 2014 RW31SL since May 15. We love it!

But I'm a 110 lb weakling and try as I might, just can't get the danged door to open from the outside. I push in on the door below the handle and pull out the handle but nothing happens. My husband has no problem of course. We are going to a campout with our Alpenlite friends, where we want to show off our new rig! I don't want to have to ask my husband to open the door.

Any helpful suggestions out there?
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Buy some graphite liquid spray and put it the key openings and on the locking mechanism. Should help. Good luck.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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Hi Bklamb (Phil). It was great meeting up with you in Salt Lake City. Hope your drive back to CA was uneventful. We pulled into Minnesota on Sat. Other than very strong winds across all of Nebraska and Iowa and rain our trip went well. -Dean
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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Congratulations on that new rig! I had the same issue, and I was worried my wife wouldn't be able to open the door to get out.

I had bought some CC Teflon dry lube as recommended for the bedroom slide. Gave it a shot in the lock latch and it works with ease now. As stated above - lube should do the trick.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:48 PM   #5
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sounds like a plan. We'll give it a try. Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
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Our trip home went pretty well, except for food poisoning in Sparks NV. The rig is so much more than I expected. We especially like bedroom side shelves, larger bathroom, kitchen island, dbl frig, and really really like the self-leveling jacks. Now its time to clean it up for our campout near Ojai, CA.

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Old 05-27-2013, 12:03 AM   #7
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Hm. The lock moves ok. Just can't get the latch to move. Will graphite work on the latch too? I'm asking because I've only used graphite on locks.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:54 AM   #8
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Yes, spray the lube into the striker of the latch. Also, spray the lube into the pivot points of the handle.<div id="LCS_C4CFC0DE_134F_4466_B2A2_FF7C59A8BFAD_commu nicati&#111;nDiv">

I use a WD-40 for that. I use a dry lube for my bedroom slide rails.

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The latch plate may have moved. Put some lipstick on the bolt and close the door. It should be in the center of the plate. If not loosen the two screws on the plate and adjust it.Edited by: Adamsvr
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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Whoopee! The wimp can now open the front door.

Thanks to everyone for suggesting dry lube spray. Now I can invite our friends inside.

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