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Old 09-26-2020, 05:40 PM   #1
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Always need to slam the door

I have a 2021 Globetrotter 25FB. Every time I need to close the door I need to slam it. Something is wrong and I canít tell what the problem is. Any suggestions?

This is my 2nd RV but first AS.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:41 PM   #2
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This is pretty common. I have the same trailer and had to give a decent push at first. It has gotten better of 12 months or so. Congrats on a great trailer.
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We have a 2004 international yeah the door requires a good push
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:00 PM   #4
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We had a similar problem on our new 2012 Airstream and apparently it's relatively common. There is a fix and our dealer did it under warranty - the door can be bent to fit. Now we only need a slight push to close the door.
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:03 PM   #5
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Flat hand over the dead bolt lock, close FIRMLY. Standard Airstream procedure.
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:20 PM   #6
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Too much pressure on stabilizer under the door?
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:32 PM   #7
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I think this is a problem more likely to happen to longer trailers. I have a 2017 International that when I park it on it's home concrete pad it is happy and the door closes with two fingers. It's a different story when I am settled in a campsite. The frame must twist just slightly - enough to cause the door frame to bend making it more difficult to close. If I fuss with the stabilizers a bit it settles down and the door closes easily. I also noticed my screen door is not exactly closing smoothly so when I get a chance to play with it I'll try to make it close properly. These things are hand made and need some tweaking to get then right.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:01 PM   #8
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I have a 2021 Globetrotter 25FB. Every time I need to close the door I need to slam it. Something is wrong and I canít tell what the problem is. Any suggestions?



This is my 2nd RV but first AS.


We have the 2020 GT 27 ft and have the same challenge. Not that difficult but does require firm pressure to close.

More challenging closing from inside without slamming given the single handle.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:13 PM   #9
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The latch inside the door is about 1/8th too low against the strike bolt on my trailer (2017 30í)

2 things I did that helped:

1. Tightened the screws holding the door hinges to the frame (they were loose)

2. Put a little grease on the struck bolt.

I donít slam the door. I close it by applying pressure from my hand / pressing firmly over the latch area as noted above.

When you do so on my unit you can see that the door raises slightly as it grabs the strike bolt.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:21 PM   #10
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27í Globetrotter. Lubricate latches / strike bolt with silicone. I think the main thing is to make sure RV is level and use stabilizers.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:17 AM   #11
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I have a 2021 Globetrotter 25FB. Every time I need to close the door I need to slam it. Something is wrong and I canít tell what the problem is. Any suggestions?

This is my 2nd RV but first AS.
The dealer made ours close better under warranty, but it still requires a pretty good slam.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:41 AM   #12
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Level the trailer, raise all the stabilizers, try it now.

Frame twist from too much "stabilization" is the most common cause.

Door is twisted...time to at 6:50 👍
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Old 09-27-2020, 07:15 AM   #13
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This may be unique to my unit, but I have noted that if I start with the RR stabilizer, followed by LR, then LF and finally RF, the door works well first time. I use setting #16 on the makita clutch to ensure the same force is on each stabilizer.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:06 AM   #14
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Our son had the same problem with his door when he came to visit this summer. The problem was the strike bolt was sticking out too far from the frame and catching inside the latch. He removed a washer between the strike bolt and the frame, and it solved the problem.


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His trailer is a 2020 25 ft FB Sport.


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Old 09-27-2020, 09:24 AM   #16
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If you crank your stabilizers down too tight you can actually tweak the shell just enough. Do not use them to get that last little bit of leveling.
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Old 09-27-2020, 09:50 AM   #17
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We have a Nest, small trailer, so not sure if it’s size, same issue, resulted in the interior fiberglass door panel getting a small crack near the door handle. Jackson Center replaced entire door. We do have to make sure perfectly level which helps. Also lubrication as stated above.
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This may be unique to my unit, but I have noted that if I start with the RR stabilizer, followed by LR, then LF and finally RF, the door works well first time. I use setting #16 on the makita clutch to ensure the same force is on each stabilizer.
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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Old 09-27-2020, 10:40 AM   #19
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Never slam. Youíll pay later with door handle and or lock issues.
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Iím not sure on the newer A/S but if yours is a few years old it may be because the door hinges are Aluminum and the washers are steel. This set up a reaction the caused the washer to decay. I had the panel taken off a replace the washer with a type non steel. Now the door works perfectly
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