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Old 02-20-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Wow! Does my door work great now.

I bought a 2004 22ft ccd a while back and the door was a real pain. You had to slam it very hard for it to close. It sounded bad. So i had a closer look. I made sure trailer was completely level before starting.I removed the door post which is the post sticking out of the door jam where the door latches to . There was really no adjustment to that but i could put a washer spacer behind it so it protruded a bit more. That helped. Under closer examination i noticed that the post was not perfectly lined up with the center of the latch mechanism. There is no adjustment for that , that i could see. So i had a look at the hinges. The hinges are in excellent condition but doors do sag after time especially in a trailer that is rattling around on the highway.So i decided to lift up on the door as i swung it from side to side to see if i had some wiggle room to maybe stick a shim under the hinges. Yup. I had about 1 mm or a light 1/16 of an inch to play with under the hinge. I made a stainless steel shim out of a stainless 5/16 washer and cut a slot in the washer so i could slide this shim under the hinge and around the hinge pin where i had generated a gap by lifting the door.I then with 2 screw drivers tapped both sides of the washer so it crimped around the hinge pin.I did this because i could not pound out the hinge pin so i had to compromise. All i can say is WOW. What a difference. I can now lightly close the door and i get an audible click,click as my door shuts perfectly.
Try it for yourself if your door is a bear to close.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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I too have a 22' CCD and yes the door required a SLAM to close. I never liked the force it required to close. I also noticed that the post was not centered on the lock. Your solution made all the difference in the world . Thank you.

If your door shuts hard try it, its unbelievable what a difference this will make
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I might give that a try. Mines not bad but it could be a lot better.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
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Nice job.

It's alway gratifying to make adjustments and have them work.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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Thanks, great idea! There's probably a reminder for all of us to keep those hinges lubed several times a year. I'd be we get more wear there than we think.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:50 AM   #7
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any chance of a picture

Hello Zedex, I have a 25 ft CCD and am having the same trouble with my door closing, it closes, but requires more force than I'd like; particularly from the inside. I am so so with repairs and was wondering how you'd rate this one in degree of difficulty? Did you shim up both hinges or only one. Would it be difficult to post a picture or two? Regardless, thanks for the repair information and glad it worked for you.

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:03 PM   #8
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I just purchased a 2005 30 foot Classic. The door is very difficult to close (has to be SLAMMED) and subsequently to open.

I am going to give this a try.

Thanks!!
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Slamming doors issues, can easily be corrected by spraying the striker bolt and striker pocket with "SILICONE SPRAY".

While your at it, spray the entrance door hinge pins, too.

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:29 PM   #10
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Hello Zedex, I have a 25 ft CCD and am having the same trouble with my door closing, it closes, but requires more force than I'd like; particularly from the inside. I am so so with repairs and was wondering how you'd rate this one in degree of difficulty? Did you shim up both hinges or only one. Would it be difficult to post a picture or two? Regardless, thanks for the repair information and glad it worked for you.

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Hi Tim. It was very easy to do. The hardest part was making the shim.I only used 1 shim on the top hinge.I will try and snap a pic. You will see a white arrow at bottom of hinge. That is the shim i put in. Good luck. Makes a world of difference.


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Here is a quick illustration of the hinge pin in blue, and the stainless washer in black. The washer is cut as illustrated, tapped around pin in blue, and with 2 screwdrivers, the ends of the washer(in red) are crushed together to force washer around pin so it does not fall out.Happy fabricating.


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