Originally Posted by zigzagguzzi
Never owned an AS that I did not have to slam the door. Even the Interstate. Jim
Having serviced Airstream for almost 5 decades, I have yet to find any Airstream trailer or motorhome, where it was necessary to slam the door.
When slamming is necessary, then something is wrong.
When the "wrong" is corrected, then the slamming is no longer necessary.
Slamming the door will eventually lead to damaging it.
The locks that have been used, are certainly not life time locks. Things happen to the locks, the door gets out of alignment especially when being slammed, parts wear out, lubing is necessary, the trailer is in a twist, locks must be lubed internally, etc.
To me, a salesman that slams the door with the lock locked, is being a smart alec show off. They are supposed to demonstrate the beauty and usefulness of the trailers, and NOT how you can abuse them.
The door frame is a simple "C" channel and will rewrd those that abuse it with many headaches.
To me, being kind to the trailer results in much pleasure and happiness, and certainly no big bills for repairing damages caused by abuse.