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Old 03-08-2016, 06:07 AM   #1
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Why do I have to slam the heck out of my door??

I have a 2016 28W just a week old . Closing the entry door is difficult .
Have to slam it and several tries sometimes.
So what is with the door ? Is that the way they are ? Are we doing something wrong ?
Is there an adjustment or fix for it ?
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:16 AM   #2
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Can be fixed. Slamming the door only causes damage, just very firmly push the door closed.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:42 AM   #3
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How is this fixed ?
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:54 AM   #5
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Dealer repair.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:04 AM   #6
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Thanks , now I understand it !
I will have the dealer make the adjustments!
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:59 AM   #7
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Mike,

BEFORE!! the Dealer does any bending......are your stabilizers down?...Is the trailer level?

Raise the stabs & level...try again.

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Spray lube around lock and latch
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I agree with Bob's comment.

I have found that if I just snug the stabilizers up, the door closes fine but if I wind up a bit too tight with the drill, it really takes a good slam to close!

Same thing at times when I have the trailer on the truck with the spring bars tightened up.

Of course a bit of spray silicon is always a good idea anyway,


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When my 2014 was brand new, it took some real effort to close the door. The rubber seals take time to compress and take a set. That said, I was still unhappy after a month or so, and my dealer was able to make an adjustment so it closes much better now. So, maybe give it some time, but then see the dealer.
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Why do I have to slam the heck out of my door??

We have the same problem with the door on our 2016 30' international signature. Dealer scheduled for next week with other warranty repairs.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:46 AM   #12
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My 2015 28 rear queen does same thing. Took it back to JC last June; it was better for a while but now worst than ever. We are taking it back to JC in May. I would never trust a dealer to fix other than Colonial perhaps.
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Sometimes it is just the screen door not letting it shut properly... Try closing screen door first and see how snug it is and then close the door and see if that is better. You really don't want to be slamming it shut. Also see if the catch is to far in, they are adjustable.
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dead bolt not working

My situation is the dead bolt.
I have to really push in hard on the door itself for the deadbolt to align
Any ideas?
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Most important, lubricate the latch mechanism and contacts often and be sure the stabilizers or parking position are not twisting the trailer. When you back into a spot, then pull ahead a foot or so to take any twist out of the tires that puts tension on the trailer and tongue jack. Try to park level. When you close the door, don't just flip it hard; put your hand flat over the latch and follow it closed firmly. The rubber seals will settle in position on a new trailer after some time.

Then look into adjusting (bending) the door, if needed.
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My situation is the dead bolt.
I have to really push in hard on the door itself for the deadbolt to align
Any ideas?
Someone may have tried to close the door with the dead bolt out, and knocked it out of alignment. Grab the deadbolt with a needle nose pliers and push gently towards the trailer, maybe it will go back where it should be. Keep it lubed.
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looks like he's still slamming the door to close it after all his adjustments
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Had the same problem when we got ours, took to dealer and they show me a trick, Always make sure your screen door lock into place, if not it will bounce the door back and also get the screen out of whack.

No problem now, its like my wife been telling me for 45yrs, be genital and it will come around.
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Thanks , now I understand it !
I will have the dealer make the adjustments!
Do not mess with it yourself as many above are saying.

It's a brand new 2016 & so should be under warranty. Have them work on it so you don't void your new trailer warranty. After it's fixed - ask what they did & have them show you, in case it happens again out on the road or after warranty.

Also, never slam doors in trailers, cars, homes, etc. It's usually caused by the door being hung out of square/out of level &/or not properly aligned. If it happens after warranty, fix it - don't slam it.

Yours happened at the factory or on the lot thereafter - unless it was okay when you first picked it up.

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