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Old 07-26-2019, 11:43 PM   #1
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Friction hinges

I'm not a fan of the friction hinges on my 2020 355MBQS.

Has anyone changed or modified these hinges. Dealer tells me that I'd have to order a brand new door.
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:12 AM   #2
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You will get used to them. The first year they are pretty stiff. The second year they loosen up a bit. I had them on my previous 5th wheel, forest river, and wasnt real thrilled with them because they were too stiff. Toward the end of the second year we ended up trading it for our Northpoint and they were just getting broke in nice. Our northpoint does not have them and they open a little too easy. I just make sure when I open the door it's either latched open or securely closed.
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Dealer tells me that I'd have to order a brand new door.
Probably correct. I have never seen an RV door without integrated hinges in the frame.
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Yes, I think your right.

Just came back from 2 weeks of camping and had to tell people it's the new thing. Watched people struggle going in and out of the trailer.

Started looking online and found lots of threads about these hinges.

Looks like you can get non friction hinges on Amazon.

I'm taking it back to the dealer on Monday to fix the TV antenna and tell me why the fridge doesn't stay cool.
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I'm not a fan of the friction hinges on my 2020 355MBQS.Has anyone changed or modified these hinges. Dealer tells me that I'd have to order a brand new door.
Is this the type hinge you're referring to?
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Is this the type hinge you're referring to?
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The hinges I see on Amazon look like the ones on my trailer but they're are not suppose to be the friction type. Just started looking into this, so im not up to speed.



Lippert Components 198295 Hinge Assembly on Amazon?.
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I’m not a fan either. I sprayed some WD-40 on them in the hopes they would loosen up. Multiple trips and a few thousand miles later and we still hate them.
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The hinges I see on Amazon look like the ones on my trailer but they're are not suppose to be the friction type. Just started looking into this, so im not up to speed.Lippert Components 198295 Hinge Assembly on Amazon?.
So you are referring to the entry door hinges, correct?
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So you are referring to the entry door hinges, correct?
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I spray mine with silicone spray once in a while and it really helps.
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The friction hinges are supposed to keep the door open. If you lube them then the wind will close easier. If you change them out what is your plan to keep the door open?
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Mine is old fashion, you have to open it an close it by hand and latch it open if you want it open. Works every time too. LOL
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Mine is old fashion, you have to open it an close it by hand and latch it open if you want it open. Works every time too. LOL


This was on my previous trailer. Always stayed open, this is not true with the friction hinges.
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The friction hinges are supposed to keep the door open. If you lube them then the wind will close easier. If you change them out what is your plan to keep the door open?

Hey Dargo

I realize that the hinges keep the door open, I'd install clips like my last trailers. Also the screen door retractor is causing problems and was broken because it isn't a good idea also. Because it was broken before I got it, the dealership said Jayco is sending a new one. The screen door is on the same hinges, so they say to change the hinges they have to replace the whole door. What is it.

Here is my delema!!
My grand kids are recking the door.
A person that had a stroke can't operate the door.
A person missing a limb, has trouble.

I'm left handed, for those that are not, wouldn't understand what a pain in the bottom it is.

I have to bring the trailer into the dealership this week and just trying to find options before hand. There has been a lot of things wrong with this 2020 trailer.
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I realize that the hinges keep the door open, I'd install clips like my last trailers. Also the screen door retractor is causing problems and was broken because it isn't a good idea also. Because it was broken before I got it, the dealership said Jayco is sending a new one. The screen door is on the same hinges, so they say to change the hinges they have to replace the whole door. What is it.



Here is my delema!!

My grand kids are recking the door.

A person that had a stroke can't operate the door.

A person missing a limb, has trouble.



I'm left handed, for those that are not, wouldn't understand what a pain in the bottom it is.



I have to bring the trailer into the dealership this week and just trying to find options before hand. There has been a lot of things wrong with this 2020 trailer.


I do not know if the clip will make things better for your situation. Grandkids could break the clip.

Left handed I am not so I do not know how it makes it worse.

The clip I had before required the use of both hands to operate.

I do not want to sound negative. Just want to make sure you do not make it harder. Unless you had this on previous trailer and know it is actually easier.

Edit: I am with you on the door closer, not sure I like it either.
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I don't take it as negitive.

Try and find a camp chair with a beer holder on the left hand side. Now that's a problem LOL
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I don't take it as negitive.

Try and find a camp chair with a beer holder on the left hand side. Now that's a problem LOL


Hahahahahaha. I have a few friends who are lefties. They find many things that are a pain to use because they are definitely made for right handed folks.
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I put BoeShield on mine. Loosened way up, no problem now
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