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Old 12-02-2012, 02:40 AM   #1
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Plexiglass sliding cabinet doors jumping

My 2012 International 25 FB has the sliding plastic doors on the cabinet above the table at the rear of the trailer. Quite often after a drive at least one of the slides jumps the track and binds in place. Has anyone experienced this, and have they found a fix? Maybe some kind of glue-in piece to prevent the jump?
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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My 2012 International 25 FB has the sliding plastic doors on the cabinet above the table at the rear of the trailer. Quite often after a drive at least one of the slides jumps the track and binds in place. Has anyone experienced this, and have they found a fix? Maybe some kind of glue-in piece to prevent the jump?
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My Interstate has sliding plastic doors on the cabinet over the driver's and front passenger's seats. Easiest fix for your problem is to drill one hole in the upper track and upper edge of the door, and insert a metal pin. Not only keeps the door from jumping its track, but keeps it from sliding until you're ready for it to slide. Pin should fit snugly, and use a short safety chain to keep it from getting lost if it should happen to work loose.

The pins you can buy in hardware stores for pinning sliding glass doors will work, and would already have the safety chain attached.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #3
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My 2012 International 25 FB has the sliding plastic doors on the cabinet above the table at the rear of the trailer. Quite often after a drive at least one of the slides jumps the track and binds in place. Has anyone experienced this, and have they found a fix? Maybe some kind of glue-in piece to prevent the jump?
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Balancing the running gear helps, along with a soft ride. Heavy duty tow vehicles and over rated hitch bars, also cause the same issues

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #4
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I lost a sliding mirror door in the bathroom,and found a spring type device to put tension on the sliders on line.Unfortunately I can't find that site again to place the order.Any one else find such a device?
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We had a similar problem with cabinet doors popping open. Turns out we had tires out of round and couldn't be balanced.
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Most of the sliding locker doors on our brand new International would slide open or jump tracks. We found that almost all of the leaf springs were bent or broken. We got the parts from Airstream and replaced them. Problem solved.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas. I checked, and sure enough the leaf springs in the tracks were not putting enough pressure on the panels in the closed position. I bent them out a little more, and they seem to work better. I'll see how this works, and then try new ones if necessary. I'll keep the option for putting pins in if nothing else works. Thanks again...Don
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