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Old 08-31-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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2015 Flying Cloud Entry Door Latch Problem

Hello all! I have a 2015 Flying Cloud. When the entry door is closed, the door latch is extremely difficult to open from both inside and outside. My wife accused me of locking her in the trailer! Additional lubrication doesn't help so I suspect there is an adjustment that can me made. I just haven't been able to find it. Does anyone have experience with this?

Thank you for your help!

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Old 08-31-2016, 01:17 PM   #2
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Following....I am having the same issue with my new 2016 FC20. It is harder than heck to get the door to unlatch and open.

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Old 08-31-2016, 01:37 PM   #3
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Had same problem, use silicone spray, did the job.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:47 PM   #4
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I will give that a try and see how it goes.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:04 PM   #5
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I have noticed on my 28' sometimes after going down the road for a while the handle is a bit hard to pull. It is friction built up from AS frame flexing (my engineering guess). Every structural thing flexes some and AS are no exception. Lubricant is a good first try at a fix.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:54 AM   #6
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Telfon worked wonders

We had the same issue. Liquid Telfon applied to the door latch pen (part the extends frim frame that the door latches to), the crab claw looking assymbly that is housed in the door itself, and a shot or two into the henges, deadbolt slide and handles and into the key holes did wonders.

No more slaming the door to get a tight fit into door way. Closes with on finger and opens with no effort.

Sorry, no help for keeping wife from getting put and shopping.

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Old 09-01-2016, 12:03 PM   #7
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Don't forget folks, to much pressure on your aft stabilizing jacks will distort the door frame making it very hard to open and shut....don't ask how I learned that��
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:04 PM   #8
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I remember a Youtube video on how to adjust the door from a while back:
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:10 PM   #9
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My humble understanding is a possibility of 2 issues. 1. Door latch lever can move itself and lock itself. 2. Door itself may need adjustment of hinges. Both these threads can be found on Forum. Vinny at Vinny's Northbay Airstream Repair can answer (and fix) either question.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:20 PM   #10
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Ditto the door adjustment video and the effect of too much stabilizer pressure!

I had an issue where the door lock return spring came out of place. That meant the little black-tipped lever inside could slip into the locked position when not locked or into the unlocked position when locked. That section of the lock can be removed without de-riveting or re-riveting (unlike the deadbolt). If you are mechanically inclined or have training as a watchmaker, the door lock retainer spring replacement is a DIY project.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:05 AM   #11
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Check the door hinges

I had a similiar problem on my 2015 FC. Dealer found the lower hinge screws into the frame were stripped allowing the hinge to move around
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:47 PM   #12
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We had the same problem but I found that if you open the screen then the door you are free!!!
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:18 PM   #13
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The main door on our 2015 FC was not seating correctly and we were fortuitously near Jackson Cente when we noticed it. The short answer in our case was that one of the bolts that held the door in place had stripped, so the tech drilled into the door frame from inside, set a new bolt into position, and locked it into place with a star washer and thread compound. He did the same with the remaining three bolts, fastening the door hinges firmly into place.

Thousands of miles later, our main door is rock solid.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:16 AM   #14
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The Door slam

My dealer told me "You have to give the door a slam to get it shut. If you're inside the trailer when this happens, you know what the pressure feels like. I learned a new way to shut the door from Vinnie's (LLH). Just push the door till it clicks, then push again for a second click. Works!

My trailer is brand new and the door does seem to seal well. I will try different pressures from the rear stabilizer jacks. Makes sense.

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