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Old 05-03-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
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Locked door opens when traveling

Hi all,

New to Jayco and we have had an odd problem. Occasionally, while we are moving, the locked door to our Jayflight 24FBS comes unlatched. The only thing that keeps it from flying open as we ride down the road is that large grab rail that came on it that crosses over the door.

Has anyone else had this happen? It doesn't happen all the time and we ALWAYS check the door to make sure it is securely latched after locking both the handle lock and the deadbolt before we drive away. But sometimes we arrive and go to unlock the door & as soon as we move the big grab handle out of the way, the door just opens (and it is still locked.)

I am very grateful for that grab handle, but I don't think this is normal.

Thanks in advance for any assistance

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:25 AM   #2
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Sounds like the strike ( lock bolt) is only just entering the strike plate ( just the tip ) and the small vibrations and door moving within the frame cause it to pop out.

Use some WD40 on the bolt to ensure it is extending all the way ( dirt ) and or you may have to put a spacer ( washer ) behind the strike plate to make it sit closer to the bolt.

Or add it to your warranty list
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #3
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Take it back to the dealer and have them check for broken missing screws between the wall and the floor of the RV. the whole wall may be moving some when driving.. of course that is after they checked the striker plate mentioned above.
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new trailer.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:09 AM   #5
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The 24FBS is a great TT for 2+. We have not had any issue with our door opening so I agree with Seann45's comments...back to the dealer. Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your new trailer.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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Had the same thing happen on our 28DSBH last year while traveling to the east coast last summer. Went around a left corner in a parking lot and the bathroom door swung open. I figured the trailer flexed enough while driving to release the deadbolt catch and allow the door to open when traveling at a low speed. I managed to realign the strike plate but the door opened up once more on our way back. I had to bring the trailer in for a new sink last fall so I just added this to the list of fixes. We'll see this summer when we head to the west coast if it was a successful fix.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:28 AM   #7
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The 24FBS is a great TT for 2+. We have not had any issue with our door opening so I agree with Seann45's comments...back to the dealer. Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your new trailer.
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Mine opens too on bumps if the deadbolt isnt bolted. I always use the deadbolt since my first open door experience
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Mine opens too on bumps if the deadbolt isnt bolted. I always use the deadbolt since my first open door experience

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Old 05-03-2015, 04:46 PM   #10
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I lock deadbolt and put grab handle over it, as this has also happened to me.
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