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Old 05-16-2020, 01:14 PM   #1
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Doors wonít stay shut in cold weather

I have a 2017 Jayco 28BHBE. I originally purchased the unit brand new while living in California (warm weather). After moving to Ohio Iíve had major issues keeping both doors closed and locked in cold weather (contraction). Iíve shimmed the door striker plate to try and get more depth for the deadbolt but that only takes you so far without the striker plate interfering with the door. I thought Jayco was a good brand, but the build quality and tolerances on this are below standards. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:49 PM   #2
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Yes. We have a brand new 24RBS. Took it home in February in Ohio. (Cold). On the way the door kept wanting to open, with only the big handle keeping it shut. So I shimmed the striker plate with 1/16Ē washers. When it warmed up outside, you canít slam the door shut because of expansion. So the door must be closed gently while holding the latch. My unit is ďstick and tinĒ if that helps. Jay
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:43 AM   #3
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Yes. We have a brand new 24RBS. Took it home in February in Ohio. (Cold). On the way the door kept wanting to open, with only the big handle keeping it shut. So I shimmed the striker plate with 1/16Ē washers. When it warmed up outside, you canít slam the door shut because of expansion. So the door must be closed gently while holding the latch. My unit is ďstick and tinĒ if that helps. Jay
Thanks for the reply. It makes sense and I did the same last season only to experience the same issue of the tight close in the summer months. The shame in all this is the overall poor quality put into the build. Iím hoping to find a door lock manufacturer that offers a longer deadbolt as a more elegant solution.
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