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Old 07-08-2019, 08:56 AM   #1
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Main door latch

I've had a problem with my main door latch from day one and have fought it constantly, wondering if any one else has had the same problem and if so how they resolved it.



My latch is constantly changing position inside the cutout which seems like it was cut to large leading to the door not latching easily if at all. I've tried adding washers behind the plate the bolt goes through, tightening the screws, etc. These have all proved to be only temporary fixes.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:57 AM   #2
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I've had a problem with my main door latch from day one and have fought it constantly, wondering if any one else has had the same problem and if so how they resolved it.



My latch is constantly changing position inside the cutout which seems like it was cut to large leading to the door not latching easily if at all. I've tried adding washers behind the plate the bolt goes through, tightening the screws, etc. These have all proved to be only temporary fixes.
Maybe something to fill the void if they cut it too big??
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Problems too. Have to slam door shut

I agree with you. We have to SLAM our door to get it to shut. My hubby has scared the heck out of me so many times. I guess the upside is no teenagers can sneak in after staying out past curfew. 😂
If anyone has some ideas to help with this issue Iíd love to know what can help.

Oh, and along this same line we installed the keyless RVLock and it turned out to be a not so easy install for us. First off plate for door jam didnít line up so had to order a different door jam plate. Then we finally get it installed and now our entrance handle that locks into place wonít lock in place because new lock mechanism is too thick. This is especially important when driving down the road because the handle locks door in place for added protection. I just emailed RVLock hope they have a solution because I really like the keyless entry
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I agree with you. We have to SLAM our door to get it to shut. My hubby has scared the heck out of me so many times. I guess the upside is no teenagers can sneak in after staying out past curfew. ��
If anyone has some ideas to help with this issue I’d love to know what can help.

Oh, and along this same line we installed the keyless RVLock and it turned out to be a not so easy install for us. First off plate for door jam didn’t line up so had to order a different door jam plate. Then we finally get it installed and now our entrance handle that locks into place won’t lock in place because new lock mechanism is too thick. This is especially important when driving down the road because the handle locks door in place for added protection. I just emailed RVLock hope they have a solution because I really like the keyless entry
I installed the Key Less RV lock and had similar problems. Had to adjust the latch several times. Works flawlessly now......contact RV Lock. They are very helpful!










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I agree with you. We have to SLAM our door to get it to shut. My hubby has scared the heck out of me so many times. I guess the upside is no teenagers can sneak in after staying out past curfew. 😂
If anyone has some ideas to help with this issue Iíd love to know what can help.

Oh, and along this same line we installed the keyless RVLock and it turned out to be a not so easy install for us. First off plate for door jam didnít line up so had to order a different door jam plate. Then we finally get it installed and now our entrance handle that locks into place wonít lock in place because new lock mechanism is too thick. This is especially important when driving down the road because the handle locks door in place for added protection. I just emailed RVLock hope they have a solution because I really like the keyless entry
For the door slamming issue, shoot some WD-40 or equivalent lubricant into the door latch mechanism. This has worked great for me.
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X2 on the lubricant. Use liberally and often. I lube my every season (x4). Seams to help a lot.

Someone took their latch/lock apart, trimmed the spring and reinstalled. try the search option.
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Emailed them late last night. They already responded. They said no work around for the door handle issue. Iím so bummed!! I really like the keyless entry.
We only need about a 1/4Ē spacer to get the handle to lock into place.
Any suggestions? We have a factory 5th wheel so I just have a hard time believing no one else has had this issue
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Emailed them late last night. They already responded. They said no work around for the door handle issue. Iím so bummed!! I really like the keyless entry.
We only need about a 1/4Ē spacer to get the handle to lock into place.
Any suggestions? We have a factory 5th wheel so I just have a hard time believing no one else has had this issue
I think it would help if you gave the year & model of your 5th wheel.
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I think it would help if you gave the year & model of your 5th wheel.
2019 Jayco 317RLOK is our 5th wheel model. Sorry forgot to include that
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2019 Jayco 317RLOK is our 5th wheel model. Sorry forgot to include that
I have this same unit, and have problems with the door being hard to close. I noticed this past trip thats its only this way once the auto level is done. If I open the door before the levelers are down we have no problem.
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