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Old 01-07-2014, 06:40 AM   #15
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I had so much trouble keeping the sliding bedroom door from falling down in our 31' Classic, that I just took the door out of our new to us 34'.

We never closed the thing, it was a major maintenance problem, and only consumed space. Maybe if we had other people staying with us it would be needed, but that doesn't happen.
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Actually the bedroom door is pretty easy to fix. If you remove all the screws along the bedroom side wall, along the top, that wall will fall away enough to get your arms back there to work. I hadn't had track issues with that one, but I did install an aluminum plate in there in order to hang a TV on that wall. I did reinforce the door stop block, like the bath/LR door to prevent a future issue though.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:59 AM   #16
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Hi Steve,

Actually the bedroom door is pretty easy to fix. If you remove all the screws along the bedroom side wall, along the top, that wall will fall away enough to get your arms back there to work. I hadn't had track issues with that one, but I did install an aluminum plate in there in order to hang a TV on that wall. I did reinforce the door stop block, like the bath/LR door to prevent a future issue though.
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Your 30' must be different than our 31' was. I'm talking about the door between the bedroom and the hallway. It's hung from the aluminum ceiling only, and even with a carpeted block under the one end of it, and larger screws installed with red Locktite, it still came loose.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:07 AM   #17
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The model 30 appears to have a pocket door on each side of the toilet area. The curb side pocket is between the shower and bedroom television. The street side pocket is between the fridge and the toilet area. Today or tomorrow I might actually see those components installed in our unit. There is a soft clear plastic strap with a button snap the goes around the exposed vertical edge of each pocket door to keep them stationary in the retracted position while moving.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:09 AM   #18
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Your 30' must be different than our 31' was. I'm talking about the door between the bedroom and the hallway. It's hung from the aluminum ceiling only, and even with a carpeted block under the one end of it, and larger screws installed with red Locktite, it still came loose.
Oh yeah, my bad...I do remember pictures of yours now. It is different than the 30'er.
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Hi Steve,

Actually the bedroom door is pretty easy to fix. If you remove all the screws along the bedroom side wall, along the top, that wall will fall away enough to get your arms back there to work. I hadn't had track issues with that one, but I did install an aluminum plate in there in order to hang a TV on that wall. I did reinforce the door stop block, like the bath/LR door to prevent a future issue though.
I have this problem too, was fixed once under warranty and the track has come off again.

Since I have a twin there are cabinets in the way but I'll try the 90 degree tool and also see if I can either remove the cabinets or get access to the wall screws with them in place.
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We have the pocket boors in our Classic 30 - bought use. Haven't had any problems with them yet, but I did notice that one door slides back in right flush with the walls - have to sort of pick it out - whereas the other door stops maybe an inch proud of the wall edge.

I assume there is a stop block or soothing that has come off.

Sound like quite a problem dealing with these doors if you have a track problem - although I do already own one of those ninety degree driver gadgets exactly as pictured.

I wonder if anyone has ever replaced the sliders with those folding concertina type doors?

We had one of those in our last RV - an Award trailer.

The only thing is I don't recall how much aisle space it took up when folded closed - not much I don't think, but could easily be perhaps 4-5" or so and I don't know how much of a problem that could be.

Something I would look into if ever encountering a problem with one of the doors.

The idea of cutting an access panel to work on the tracks sounds good, and I think if one were careful and made a decent removeable panel after. would not detract much from appearance.

Seems to me that even with the home made screwdriver device, working in that narrow slot to try to re-secure the track could be a pretty frustrating experience! Might be better with LED's attached to the device!

Kudos to those that have done it!

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Brian,

I do suspect the stop block has loosened, at least. I'd look into that now. I suspect that is the root cause of most of these failures....the torqueing back and forth of the rollers on the track.
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Today is Wednesday, 8 January, and the Dometic Fridge and oven and cooktop are still in shrink wrap on the factory floor with cabinets stacked along side. Debbie was finishing the forward dinette bench and would do the other one tomorrow morning. At least the ceiling foam and wall fuzz were nearly completed with the unit back on the "preliminary" assembly line. Unit goes back to the paint building to install awnings if they came in today. Otherwise, we start down a "final assembly" line tomorrow with wiring outlets and power panel (if they got the rear roof cabinets attached to the ceiling metal piece assembly installed).

The Classics seem to take longer than the 5 day build out target assigned to the other trim lines.

The foreman said the build might be done Friday, Monday for sure. Don't know if I want to spend another long weekend in the motel room.

It was 21 here today as a high, but the snow flurries started as I drove back to motel.
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