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Old 08-02-2010, 07:22 PM   #1
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why doesn't my door close?

Every thing looks ok but the latch doesn't quite latch. I can't see how there is any way to adjust the hinge and the frame seems intact. any thoughts?

I have a 69 Overlander

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Old 08-02-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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We have a 2004 Safari and had a problem with our latch not working properly. I made the mistake of using the stabilizing jacks to level the trailer. It caused the frame to bow just a bit and therefore the latch would not engage correctly. Now we use blocks under the wheels. Works better. This may not be your problem, but it's an easy place to start. Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:41 AM   #3
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Thanks Judybug,
maybe i will try and tweak it a little with jacks maybe the frame has a problem.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:27 AM   #4
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i don't think you have jacks. stabilizers are NOT to be used to lift the trailer as they will bend the body. i believe they lift the body and not the frame.
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What ever you do, DO NOT loosen the door hinges. Once loose, it is a real pain to retighten.
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Every thing looks ok but the latch doesn't quite latch. I can't see how there is any way to adjust the hinge and the frame seems intact. any thoughts?

I have a 69 Overlander

Clay C
Is the striker bolt and striker plate OK?

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the plate is really worn maybe that is the problem

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the plate is really worn maybe that is the problem

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For a 69 model, the striker plate is supposed to be a "nylon" striker pocket.

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Mine is aluminum, maybe Its a different door than what came on it.
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Mine is aluminum, maybe Its a different door than what came on it.
The original 1969 door striker pocket was nylon.

A metal pocket was used starting in 1970.

Is there any "wear" on the striker bolt ?

The bolt and plate or pocket must be in good condition. If not, the door will not proper seal, when closed.

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