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Old 04-13-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Outside Door No Longer Closing Correctly

We have a 2008 19' Bambi SE that we notice the door is no longer closing correctly. Recently we notice we need to push against the door then pull to open it. There is no damage or dent. We're trying to see what can be done before taking it to the dealer. Can it be re-aligned? Could the screen door be causing the issue? Any ideas or assistance would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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Maybe the supports are set wrong, racking the trailer a bit? What's different about things since you noticed the door won't open?

i.e. what have you changed in terms of how it sits?
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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Try this - http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...tml#post287348

Make sure your stabilizers aren't jacked up to level your frame or support it beyond the parking level which you set up with leveling blocks or boards.
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What CanoeStream said.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:31 PM   #5
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First check and see if the door is behaving the same if the the stabilizers are up or down. If it acts up with the stabilizers up, try minor adjustment on the Jamb pin.

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Old 04-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #6
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It's the same if the stabilizers are up or down or even hooked up to the Expedition. I will have Hubby check the Jamb pin. This is a tad outside my expertise, but he should be able to handle.. Do you have any details on the Jamb??

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Old 04-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #7
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In addition to what has already been said lubricate the locking mechanism and latch.


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Old 04-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #8
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Door closing

I've noticed the same problem with our '07 Bambi SE, and it seems to be related to the screen door "dragging", or catching on the abrasive door strip at the bottom of the doorway. You can tell if this is happening by separating the screen door from the main door, and closing it to see if it binds up on the bottom of the screen door. I haven't taken it in yet, but I'm wondering if a few minutes with an angle grinder on the bottom edge of the screen door might help.
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