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Old 09-27-2020, 01:21 PM   #21
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I added a secondary handle on the inside so I don't have to use the main handle. I can't port external links, but PM if you want to see it.
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Old 09-27-2020, 01:41 PM   #22
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Never slam. You’ll pay later with door handle and or lock issues.
We use the handle on the screen door to close the door in order to avoid door handle issues.
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:38 PM   #23
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We have a 2016 28' FC RQ, and when we first got it we had that problem. I noticed the striker bolt was too high on the frame and you had to lift and slam the door. So I loosened the bolt (not all the way!!), drilled out the rivets, slid it down about 1/8", drilled new rivet holes, tightened bolt and put in new rivets. Now it shuts like a high $ auto. Just close, clunk, done. No more slamming. With how many AS have this issue, I think the jig they use at the factory is out of alignment.
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Old 09-27-2020, 03:33 PM   #24
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We had this on our trailer and had it repaired under warranty. The door was either too large or not bent right or something because it was hitting the top of the opening and scratching and caused a crack. When they first did the walk through with this they said yes it's normal but then later fixed it under warranty. it still requires a good push but nothing like it did before.
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:32 PM   #25
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Part of the charm

One year in on our BCX and same issue. I just thought it was part of the charm of a TT.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:26 AM   #26
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The door on our FC 28 sits a little low so that the latch and the strike don't line up well. I put 2 small nylon washers under the door part of the hinge, where the door rides on the trailer mounted part of the hinge. It raised the door by about 1/8" and the door now closes fine. I cut a small notch in the nylon washer to allow me to slide it beneath the door portion of the hinge while lifting up on the door. It lets me get it onto the hinge pin without removing any hardware. The fix lasts about 6 months before the nylon washers deform and fall out, but at a few cents each and 5 minutes install time it works for me.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:44 AM   #27
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I have heard to always close the door together with the screen not the screen then the door.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:11 PM   #28
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The door on our FC 28 sits a little low so that the latch and the strike don't line up well. I put 2 small nylon washers under the door part of the hinge, where the door rides on the trailer mounted part of the hinge. It raised the door by about 1/8" and the door now closes fine. I cut a small notch in the nylon washer to allow me to slide it beneath the door portion of the hinge while lifting up on the door. It lets me get it onto the hinge pin without removing any hardware. The fix lasts about 6 months before the nylon washers deform and fall out, but at a few cents each and 5 minutes install time it works for me.

^^^^ smart. My next mod. I am low on the strike bolt by 1/8” and this is a great path forward.
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:08 PM   #29
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My 2020 25 footer is in the Airstream shop for repair right now. One of the issues I've had since the day we took it home is the dead bolt lock would NOT lock from the inside, but it would from the outside as we pushed in on the door harder. They say it is fixed and I pick it up tomorrow. I'll find out exactly how they fixed it and let you all know. It may possible be doing what is shown in the video above, but I will verify if that is the case of not.

I basically put the stabilizers down until they touch the ground. I use pads and I simply lower then until they touch the pad and then I stop. I fully understand the whole frame twisting issue.
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:37 PM   #30
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I was told by my dealer to only use the deadbolt when I am parked. He said a common problem with doors is using the deadbolt when driving because it doesn’t allow the door to move with the trailer. So door lock always, deadbolt only when parked and leaving to adventure your location or sleeping at night.

I know this is probably not the issue with your trailer but thought it was good info to pass on.
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Old 10-02-2020, 02:18 AM   #31
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^^^^ smart. My next mod. I am low on the strike bolt by 1/8” and this is a great path forward.
You can unscrew the striker plate and tap it with a hammer, then tighten it back up, it does have some adjustment. That's how I did it,
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Old 10-02-2020, 04:57 AM   #32
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I was told by my dealer to only use the deadbolt when I am parked. He said a common problem with doors is using the deadbolt when driving because it doesn’t allow the door to move with the trailer. So door lock always, deadbolt only when parked and leaving to adventure your location or sleeping at night.

I know this is probably not the issue with your trailer but thought it was good info to pass on.
This is complete nonsense. "Dealers" just tell stuff as fact without having any real understanding of what they are talking about.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:24 AM   #33
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I do the same thing exactly...except different.
Most of the time I don't use the front stab's at all. I find if the rear don't rock the front won't rock.

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Ummm, doesn't that depend whether it is a front or rear bedroom????
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:35 AM   #34
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Ummm, doesn't that depend whether it is a front or rear bedroom????
YES...along with type & quantity of imbibed beverages.

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Old 10-02-2020, 07:44 AM   #35
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We use the handle on the screen door to close the door in order to avoid door handle issues.
Exactly what we do. I require a lot less sleep than my lovely wife. I can close the door very quietly from the outside, but haven’t figured out a way to quietly close it from the inside. If I try an easy pull it ends up partially closed and I have to slam it again. So I make sure to give it plenty of force on the first attempt.
Multiple or repeated slams are not welcome by SWMBO..
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:52 AM   #36
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I was told by my dealer to only use the deadbolt when I am parked. He said a common problem with doors is using the deadbolt when driving because it doesn’t allow the door to move with the trailer. So door lock always, deadbolt only when parked and leaving to adventure your location or sleeping at night.

I know this is probably not the issue with your trailer but thought it was good info to pass on.
HERE is why your deadbolt isn't working: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...ir-194997.html

Now, once again, you know MORE than the "dealer."
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Old 10-02-2020, 04:29 PM   #37
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Okay, I got my trailer back. They said that had to remove rivets in order to completely remove my dead bolt lock and tighten it up before reinstalling it. It appears they can loosen up and this is what cause my issue. Now, it is SO much easier to close. One simply slight push and it snaps into place and locks easier than before.

He told me it isn't something I would ever want to do myself because you really need to know what you are doing. It is easy to mess things up evidently.

Hopefully, this will be of some help to somebody.
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:18 PM   #38
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I pull the door handle out to close then let it lock in place. Slamming will break the system. If yours is the same as mine it is a bear to repair.
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