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Old 03-08-2016, 12:12 PM   #15
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dead bolt not working

My situation is the dead bolt.
I have to really push in hard on the door itself for the deadbolt to align
Any ideas?
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:13 PM   #16
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Most important, lubricate the latch mechanism and contacts often and be sure the stabilizers or parking position are not twisting the trailer. When you back into a spot, then pull ahead a foot or so to take any twist out of the tires that puts tension on the trailer and tongue jack. Try to park level. When you close the door, don't just flip it hard; put your hand flat over the latch and follow it closed firmly. The rubber seals will settle in position on a new trailer after some time.

Then look into adjusting (bending) the door, if needed.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:18 PM   #17
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My situation is the dead bolt.
I have to really push in hard on the door itself for the deadbolt to align
Any ideas?
Someone may have tried to close the door with the dead bolt out, and knocked it out of alignment. Grab the deadbolt with a needle nose pliers and push gently towards the trailer, maybe it will go back where it should be. Keep it lubed.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:18 PM   #18
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:36 PM   #19
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Had the same problem when we got ours, took to dealer and they show me a trick, Always make sure your screen door lock into place, if not it will bounce the door back and also get the screen out of whack.

No problem now, its like my wife been telling me for 45yrs, be genital and it will come around.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:46 PM   #20
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Thanks , now I understand it !
I will have the dealer make the adjustments!
Do not mess with it yourself as many above are saying.

It's a brand new 2016 & so should be under warranty. Have them work on it so you don't void your new trailer warranty. After it's fixed - ask what they did & have them show you, in case it happens again out on the road or after warranty.

Also, never slam doors in trailers, cars, homes, etc. It's usually caused by the door being hung out of square/out of level &/or not properly aligned. If it happens after warranty, fix it - don't slam it.

Yours happened at the factory or on the lot thereafter - unless it was okay when you first picked it up.

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Old 03-08-2016, 03:16 PM   #21
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Yup.. dealer time.... go drink a bunch of their 'free coffee'... if you have kids, feed them lots of sugar as soon as you get to the waiting room....may expedite things...

On our 1999 34' the door was 'hard' to close. Obviously I can't claim a "warranty" on the manufacturer... so, once I was sure the door was snug, I adjusted the 'latch pin' on AS frame... now the door just 'clicks' closed...

Also, I have replaced the gaskets...recently.. so, it was easy to check 'seal'...

So, yeah.. dealer visit...

as for the 'Security latch slide'... dealer can resolve.. if not, open a thread...
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:47 PM   #22
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i have been in the habit of holding the latch in the open position and closing the door firmly. once seated i release the latch and the door is securely shut. and i can do it one handed! no undue force put on the door frame with this technique. been doing it this way for ten+ years now. as other have suggested, lubricating the works helps.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:06 PM   #23
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We have a 2015 International and found the same thing. But I discovered that when closing from the inside, if I pull the handle that is centered on the door, rather than pulling where it latches, it closes much easier. And from the outside, I push it in approximately the same spot as the inside handle is located. Easy fix. Hope it works.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:46 PM   #24
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If you ever get a chance to go to Jackson Center...
Or to Colonial...
They can adjust the door for you under warranty.
Making sure the trailer is level helps- with torpedo level in door sill/threshold.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:34 PM   #25
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I have a 2016 28W just a week old . Closing the entry door is difficult .
Have to slam it and several tries sometimes.
So what is with the door ? Is that the way they are ? Are we doing something wrong ?
Is there an adjustment or fix for it ?
Thanks, Mike
I had the same problem, had to take it back to the dealer. They made adjustments, now just a firm push. A word of caution .... check your outside skin carefully all around for any outside damage that was not there before. When in my dealers care damage was done, still 4 weeks later waiting for promised compensation(check). Good luck
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:04 PM   #26
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I have a 2016 28W just a week old . Closing the entry door is difficult .
Have to slam it and several tries sometimes.
So what is with the door ? Is that the way they are ? Are we doing something wrong ?
Is there an adjustment or fix for it ?
Thanks, Mike
Just had the same experience with my 1970 Tradewind ,hard to shut door. As
One of the other replay door need lubrication. Spray pub in all parts and coat
All contact surfaces with bearing grease. Should be no more problem. Bob Cooke
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:56 PM   #27
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I had that same problem on our mpg when we first got it. I tried using the stabilizers as levelers (NO, don't to that) and the door wouldn't close properly. Took the load off of the stabilizers and the door worked fine. Lesson learned.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:20 PM   #28
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When my 2014 was brand new, it took some real effort to close the door. The rubber seals take time to compress and take a set. That said, I was still unhappy after a month or so, and my dealer was able to make an adjustment so it closes much better now. So, maybe give it some time, but then see the dealer.
Same here. tough to close but also very hard to deadbolt...close hard...firm pop with palm...deadbolt works,

Then on afternoon I noticed what I would consider a sizable gap in the bottom of the jam....daylight for sure, but I prefer the sunset thru the window. I recent had it into the dealer for replacement of the Fwd LP drains and mentioned it. Not sure what they did, but the gap is gone and the DB is smooth as silk.

Talk to your dealer

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