Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2015, 01:41 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,222
Open a window or vent. Does the door close more easily?

Kelvin
__________________

__________________
2008 Classic 25fb "Silver Mistress"
2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins. Crew Cab, 4x4, Silver
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 02:13 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
knunut's Avatar
 
2007 20' Safari
2016 26' Flying Cloud
Chgo. N.W. Burb's , Illinois
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 564
Even on a 20ft., if you crank levelers down too much door is hard to close.
We do same ,down to ground plus 1/2 to 1 full turn. I also check after a day or two.
__________________

__________________
knunut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 02:35 PM   #17
3 Rivet Member
 
The Ice Man's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 184
What ROBERTSUNRUS said and several others have advised. Unless you level the trailer with the wheels and axles, you will torque the body and give your door fits.

Check this out:
__________________
The Ice Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 03:00 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,101
Images: 21
I agree with lubing the latch contact points. Then to close just place your palm on the door and firmly close it- keeping your palm on the door till the end.
__________________
2014 25' Flying Cloud Rear Twin
2012 Dodge Durango Hemi/AWD
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 03:13 PM   #19
2 Rivet Member
 
2005 28' International CCD
San Jose via Winnepeg, Toronto, Orlando, Saratoga and Groton , California
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 85
Send a message via AIM to tyggeln Send a message via MSN to tyggeln Send a message via Yahoo to tyggeln
Everybody seems to suggest that its OK to slam the door, and I have seen AS guys on you-tube extolling the virtues of the AS by slamming the hell out of the door.

With the conservatism shown by the group, I am rather surprised that slamming the door is seen as OK. As with any mechanical interface, the more times you stress it, sooner or later it will fail. Not to mention it's loud and wakes up my wife, since I am the one to take the dogs out in the early AM or go stargazing late at night - while she sleeps.

I close the door using the technique learned in the US submarine force - if on the outside of the door, I gently bring the door into contact with the frame, and then push shut with my hand on the door, until I hear the latch click. If I am on the inside, I similarly make quiet contact, and the pull the door shut until the latch clicks.

Regardless of what we think of the ability of the AS to absorb abuse, its not necessary and can be avoided.
__________________
2005 28' CCD International
2x120W Solar Panels/22A GoPower Controller
1200# Equalizer Hitch
2007 GMC Yukon XL SLT
"Where are my keys?"
tyggeln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 03:14 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
2005 28' International CCD
San Jose via Winnepeg, Toronto, Orlando, Saratoga and Groton , California
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 85
Send a message via AIM to tyggeln Send a message via MSN to tyggeln Send a message via Yahoo to tyggeln
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJRitchie View Post
Open a window or vent. Does the door close more easily?

Kelvin
That's one air tight trailer!
__________________
2005 28' CCD International
2x120W Solar Panels/22A GoPower Controller
1200# Equalizer Hitch
2007 GMC Yukon XL SLT
"Where are my keys?"
tyggeln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 03:37 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
2012 28' International
Prince Edward County , Ontario
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyggeln View Post

I close the door using the technique learned in the US submarine force - if on the outside of the door, I gently bring the door into contact with the frame, and then push shut with my hand on the door, until I hear the latch click. If I am on the inside, I similarly make quiet contact, and the pull the door shut until the latch clicks.

Regardless of what we think of the ability of the AS to absorb abuse, its not necessary and can be avoided.
This is the method we use; let the door contact the frame and then press with the palm of my hand. This takes very little effort.
__________________
Cyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 04:56 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,834
It might have already been mentioned, but...
To make the door easier to close:
When leveling the trailer, place your level on the door sill. This is how Jackson Center says to do it.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 05:28 PM   #23
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 25' Safari SS SE
Crowley , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 27
you may also want to check the screen door every once in a while- just to be sure it isn't adding to your degree of difficulty in some form or fashion. Btw: We close my door by bringing it to (easily close to first click) then pushing (as stated) or firmly grasping/pulling handle to finish. Finally, my first post. Hello you beautiful people!
__________________
TopGeorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 05:29 PM   #24
Slowpoke
 
Gnorts's Avatar
 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 255
Our latch was quite misaligned. I spent some time understanding it and massaging it, and now it works much better. The large stud in the door frame that's grabbed by the jaws in the latch was way out of position. It can be loosened with a wrench and coaxed around quite a bit to get it to meet the center of the jaws.
__________________
Like the tortoise, travelin' slow with the house on our back
2012 FC27FB "Ted Zeppelin"
2010 Tundra Crewmax Platinum "Silver Rhino"
Gnorts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 06:16 PM   #25
3 Rivet Member
 
Rjpuckett's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 107
I have the same problem with mine. Leveling properly does make a difference. At night from the inside I just give it a pull and hear a click then pull it once more for the final click. The click is louder when I open the door. Feel for any tents near me when I open the door early in the AM.
__________________
Rjpuckett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 10:21 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
2015 25' Flying Cloud
2016 30' Flying Cloud
Blenheim Ontario , Ontario
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,264
Yah', it's new! So is my '' Cloud' and I have to slam the door; so what do you expect? A Cadillac?
__________________
MelGoddard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 11:15 PM   #27
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,936
Images: 2
I have to 'push' my door closed... or 'slam'... to compress the gasket around the door.

Of course it is a 1999... I replaced the door gasket and it really 'snugged' it up!
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 12:46 AM   #28
Don't forget your cat nap
 
Ag&Au's Avatar
 
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,464
Images: 1
It requires finese not force.

I close the door with much less force than I would use on a car or truck door. If it catches, but doesn't fully latch, I simply press on the door edge where the latch is. It usually latches with a firm press. Once again, keep it lubricated.

Ken
__________________

__________________
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slam door to lock? john4170 Doors & Locks 24 04-24-2014 12:16 PM
To have or not to have...vent covers??? Director Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 2 10-21-2007 02:25 PM
I have a 1965 Caravel and if I have a flat tire toastie Tires 11 09-07-2006 12:51 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.