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Old 05-03-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Hard Latching Door

I just brought the new camper home yesterday. At the dealership the camper door closed so nice. Once home, I have to pull the handle just a little before the doer will close then need to push hard from the out side or pull hard from the inside to get it to latch. Seems to be level...am I have tried taking weight off the rear jacks....Please help with any suggestions!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:56 AM   #2
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Door issues like that are usually from the frame being twisted. Is it level side to side and front to back?
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:59 AM   #3
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If you find the door to be free in the opening then most likely the strike is simply dry. Go to a better auto parts store and pick up a stick of Door-Ease. I swear by the stuff. It's a non staining grease stick that works great on door strikes, metal zippers on coats and sleeping bags and much much more.
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Loosen, then tighten the screws on the door jamb catch side. Worked for me.
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My door closes great sometimes and then an hour later like crap again. I think it all has to do with the sun and humidity, at least in my case. I am going to try the door-ease as mcfarmall mentions.
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Loosen, then tighten the screws on the door jamb catch side. Worked for me.
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My brand new 5'er did exactly the same thing a couple of weeks ago. What Jmooney did also fixed the issue. Just loosen the 2 door jamb catch side screws, then pull it out towards you as far as possible (facing the door from the outside), then re-tighten the screws back on again.

Before, I needed to apply a considerable amount of force in order to get the latch to open. Now, I can even use my pinky.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:17 PM   #7
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Well, I tried the loosen, adjust and re tighten. ...and no help.

However, I pulled out some motorcycle chain lube. Sprayed a little on the striker and the latch and BINGO! Mcfarmal is on the right track. I think the chain lube will work for a couple of days until I pick up some door ease! Thank you all for the suggestions!
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IF it worked nice at the dealership then you need to level it better.. It does not take very much to throw doors out of kilter..
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