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Old 03-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Bath door won't stay shut

The simple latch that should keep the bath door shut for privacy (not the latch you would use to secure door when driving), doesn't do the job. It appears the door has too much of a gap between the door and jamb for the little roller to slip into the jamb so the door just falls open.

Any suggestions for a fix? Thought about putting spacers under the door hinges (three) where they screw into the other side, pushing the door closer to the jamb....any other ideas? Anyone else have this problem? Though we haven't owned this more than a short while, the door and hardware all appear to be original.

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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You might want to talk to the makers of the door and get them to fix it, as it shouldn't be doing that right? I do not see how the trailer weight at the rear would affect it. Is it a rear bath or is it elsewhere?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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You might want to talk to the makers of the door and get them to fix it, as it shouldn't be doing that right? I do not see how the trailer weight at the rear would affect it. Is it a rear bath or is it elsewhere?
Thanks..but I don't think weight of the motorhome in the back has anything to do with this....I suspect the door was just a bit smaller than the door jamb and needs some kind of adjustment to make the latch catch - just not sure if there's some simple way to handle this. Thanks!
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I had the same problem with my new AS. i removed the striker plate and with pliers I bent the metal tab until it was a full 90 degree angle. This allowed the spring latch to go in further and now it holds tight. A 5 minute fix.
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The latch is adjustable. Remove the two little screws and pull the latch out of th door, adjust it out a little and replace the latch. Should work!
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Thank you! On our door, the space between the edge of the door and the jamb appears to be over half an inch....and the ball just barely touches the striker plate. Does that latch adjust that much?
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Bath Door, Clipper

This is what is on my Clipper. From what you describe, mine in not the same as yours?????
My door swivels on just two points, upper and lower.
Try to post a picture of yours. Can you brace the stub wall to the sidewall with some sort of shime?????????????

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Dave,

Wrong door...the door I'm talking about is the door to the toilet/sink. Our shower door is fine. Here is a picture of my latch.
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Ok..having problems posting a picture....how do you get a picture on your post?
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Ok, I got the picture.

BarnacleBill might have the answer there. I looked at mine and I have a nice close fit, and have not had a problem. A small shim like you suggested may help.

However, we usually leave our door in the open position except when the room is in use.

I have installed a spring loaded catch on a coat hook to keep the door open. Picture to come.

I don't remember the door ever swinging on its own from either position if closed or in the catch position.

With your lighter unit, you may experience more rock-n-roll than we do with the Clipper.

To load pictures when posting, move down to "manage attachments", search for your picture, upload, (wait till it uploads) and then close that page and save your post.

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The simple latch that should keep the bath door shut for privacy (not the latch you would use to secure door when driving), doesn't do the job. It appears the door has too much of a gap between the door and jamb for the little roller to slip into the jamb so the door just falls open.

Any suggestions for a fix? Thought about putting spacers under the door hinges (three) where they screw into the other side, pushing the door closer to the jamb....any other ideas? Anyone else have this problem? Though we haven't owned this more than a short while, the door and hardware all appear to be original.

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Hi, if you have a roller latch, (1.) you might remove it and see if it is adjustable. If you have a ball type latch, (2.) those are adjustable, from the inside. I would recommend putting a normal tongue and striker plate latch (3.) in this door.
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Hi, if you have a roller latch, (1.) you might remove it and see if it is adjustable. If you have a ball type latch, (2.) those are adjustable, from the inside. I would recommend putting a normal tongue and striker plate latch (3.) in this door.
I have the first one..the roller latch. I took it off, and it appears to be adjustable, but no where near enough to make the door stay closed. I think I have two options...put three shims under the three hinges where the door mounts, bringing the door out a quarter inch, or put a normal tongue and striker plate on this door, but not sure that would be long enough...unless anyone else has suggestions?

I've attached a picture of the latch and the space where it hits the striker.

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Hi, also check your bathroom walls; Mine came loose and I re-nailed it with my neumatic nailer. It came loose again and I installed three screws per panel at the corner moulding. [total of six screws] I used plastic screw covers to keep it neat looking. This picture shows the top one of each panel.
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