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Old 12-21-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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How to adjust the door ?? I see outside :(

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I just site back in my AA and relaxe .... try to heat a little bite and I realise ....I see outside???


How I can adjust the door ? any thing , idea ??

Of course I can put a rubber tape around the door but is t a 2013 model so may be its only a normal adjustment !!!!


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Old 12-21-2014, 10:43 AM   #3
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This is a good video Doug - I watched it a while back and made some resulting adjustments that worked like a charm. The trick it to pound either the block in the right place.....


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If the contour of the door is out from flying open while going down the road this is what I did.

I cut a board to the contour of the door frame and then one by one added thin pieces of wood, about 3/8 in., and planing each end to zero. Applied pressure with clamps and checked the new contour. Had to repeat the several times with shorter and shorter pieces of wood, building up the center section of the wood, until the door matched the frame. You have to over stretch metal in order for it to return to the original contour.

Note the white wood between the door and the darker wood. That is the area where the strips were added and shaped.

This brought the top and bottom of the door about 1/2 in. back into contour. A some what more precise method than beating with a hammer.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:17 PM   #5
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Depending on just where your light and air leak is (usually near the bottom outer corner), you may be able to simply put a wooden block in the middle of door near the latch (to keep it from shutting) and position yourself and an assistant (upper person on a ladder) outside the door assembly. Simply push in on the upper and lower portions with your hands / body at the same time and the aluminum will re contour. If it is well out of adjustment, you may have to drill out some of the lower door rivets and install new ones after "fitting" the door properly. Both of our 25s have needed some door adjustment, but the 20 was fine.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:51 AM   #6
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My leak is in the center off the door !!!

not sure what I need to do ?

May be it's bether ideal to go center service ?

not to be too expensive ???
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #7
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You could use the method I describe above by making a contour frame for the outside of the door and adding strips. If you do this you will start with a short strip positioned at the point of the leak and add additional longer strips as necessary.

The strips have to be tapered to zero at each end and the contour wants to be kept at a smooth transition across the length of each strip. A small plane or draw knife should work if you glue, rather than nail, each strip in place.

I would not suggest using 2 blocks of wood and pressing at the center of the door. You could kink the door and then you will have a problem.
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Is the gap in the Center of door were the striker is , if so you can perform a striker adjustment just like the video but instead of hitting striker up or down it can also be tapped inward 1/8 of a inch if more then that is needed you have to remouve the striker rivet just like the video . You will maybe also have to do other ( bending ) adjustments seen in video . A picture would help for us to see were the gap is .

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My leak is in the center off the door !!!

not sure what I need to do ?

May be it's bether ideal to go center service ?

not to be too expensive ???
Block the door at the top and bottom, apply inward pressure to change contour, adjust strike.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:45 AM   #10
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can I mike a big mistake to try do do ot myself ??

Im so nervous to do it dont want to make a bad mistake .....

look so easy to do it so will try !!!!
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can I mike a big mistake to try do do ot myself ??

Im so nervous to do it dont want to make a bad mistake .....

look so easy to do it so will try !!!!
YES

If you use the block of wood method and do not have an understanding of metal and how it reacts to force you can over bend or kink the door. If you work slowly and apply a little force at the beginning and check the results after each attempt you are less likely to have a problem. It is a learning curve.
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Suggest to perhaps use foam weatherstrip unril dealer can adjust for you - if you are timid about attempting the adjustment yourself ... we felt the same! Now that we have watched it done by a dealer, realize just how easy it would have been for us to rectify on our own. Now we have re-adjusted twice! It is as close to perfect as we can manage.
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thank you yes I m timid to do it myself ....

but I will try it and keep you in touch
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Our door is too far forward on the hinge side and too far in on latch side. You can see where the weatherstripping is pinched latch side. Any suggestions
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