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Old 05-30-2011, 10:06 AM   #15
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The door on our 2005 always seems to me to have to be slammed pretty hard to get it to close properly.

Recently, I was at Jackson Centre having a few things done and it occurred to me to ask them to look at it at the same time and possible adjust the door.

We were sitting in the lounge when one of the employees came to find out what was wrong with the door. I went back to the trailer with him to show him.

I was told it was fine - nothing wrong with it! Hmmmm!

At least it doesn't lock us out any more thanks to Inland Andy's "fix!"

Brian.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:11 AM   #16
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Lube the bolt and striker pocket with "silicone spray".

Magic will take place in front of your eyes.

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I just now tried this approach. It does seem to be somewhat better.
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I experienced this on my '06 at some point and would say everyone with newer units encounters it too. The door latch assemblies are not lubed heavily and eventually become difficult to close -- takes a heavy slam before people finally start asking. Get some LPS-1 silicone spray (not WD-40 or LPS-3) and stick the red tube into the latch unit anywhere you can.

From a professional view (better than mine!), lewster would say use DuPont Teflon Multi-purpose Dry Lube from Lowes.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:11 AM   #18
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I think the problem is solved!

We were back in the AS this past weekend end. The issue seems to be much better. I'm not sure that I was able to get the bolt to move very much. So, I think the lube was the real secret.

Thanks for the help, guys!
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #19
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Oh crap - the deadbolt on these things are crap. Mine has been a pain in the AS since the day I got it. Always have to slam the sucker too - but then if you are PERFECTLY LEVEL and THAWED!!! she shuts fine as does the screen door - there is twist in these babies that is for sure....

BUT since we are on the topic. My deadbolt has always had a slight twist in it and has always caught on the uh hum not so great job of the manufactured skin to door system - real butcher cutting job...guess it was hand made - wink!. So it locked me out on my trip south this past week. keys and car keys and well everything inside. The bolt is loose and when I shut the door to wash the trailer down - I needed to unlock the car for the ladder - and YEP that STOMACH to the FLOOR feeling!!!

Thank goodness I had unlocked the hatch to my back of the truck I was able to get a really thin screwdriver and fit it in between the skin to slide the dead bolt over past the skin lip just enough to get it open.

But now a week later and driving through NY - my Dead bolt drum is toast.

Need a new one - is the Factory the only place to get it???

Still love my baby with all the little maintenance she needs. What do people really expect when we bounce the poop out of them on the interstates every chance we get and I bet not many people drive a 40-50 miles per hour either ha ha.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #20
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Oh crap - the deadbolt on these things are crap. Mine has been a pain in the AS since the day I got it. Always have to slam the sucker too - but then if you are PERFECTLY LEVEL and THAWED!!! she shuts fine as does the screen door - there is twist in these babies that is for sure....

BUT since we are on the topic. My deadbolt has always had a slight twist in it and has always caught on the uh hum not so great job of the manufactured skin to door system - real butcher cutting job...guess it was hand made - wink!. So it locked me out on my trip south this past week. keys and car keys and well everything inside. The bolt is loose and when I shut the door to wash the trailer down - I needed to unlock the car for the ladder - and YEP that STOMACH to the FLOOR feeling!!!

Thank goodness I had unlocked the hatch to my back of the truck I was able to get a really thin screwdriver and fit it in between the skin to slide the dead bolt over past the skin lip just enough to get it open.

But now a week later and driving through NY - my Dead bolt drum is toast.

Need a new one - is the Factory the only place to get it???

Still love my baby with all the little maintenance she needs. What do people really expect when we bounce the poop out of them on the interstates every chance we get and I bet not many people drive a 40-50 miles per hour either ha ha.
The door on the 63 will close much easier, if you spray the bolt and striker pocket with some silicone spray.

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