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Old 01-09-2022, 10:24 AM   #1
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Door latch pin too high

We have a 2019 25' International. The door has been a problem every since we have bought it and needs to be lammed hard to close. Have actually been locked in a couple of times.

The latch pin in the frame and the door latch do not line up properly. I've put a few nylon washer in the hinge to raise the door and that has helped but the door needs to go up more.

I can't see any adjustment with the latch pin as it is riveted in and can't find an adjustment on the hinges either.

Any idea's
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Old 01-09-2022, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hi Martin, Welcome to the forum!

We are dealing with a tight door and a loose hinge now. Seems that all the slamming has caused the hinge to loosen. I plan to pull the inner trim off and see if I can tighten it.

Just after we got the trailer, I noticed that the screen door had some rather large welds at the top corners and they were cutting into the door frame so I flattened them out. Have a look for those welds on your screen door.

Apparently, these doors can be adjusted to close smoothly. Use the search function on this forum and see what tricks you can find.
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Old 01-09-2022, 11:01 AM   #3
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Loose hinge..outside.take stick on trim off hinge…phillipps screws
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Old 01-09-2022, 11:20 AM   #4
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Thanks TJ,

Is that like the rub strip stick on trim? Is it located where the screws should be in the door frame?
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Old 01-09-2022, 11:30 AM   #5
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I had that problem on my 2018 19cb.... I had to move the hinges to get the door to close properly.

Because of the weight of the door, the hinges tend to move down and the top towards opening and bottom away...

I took the plastic trim off the hinges.
Lifted the door and put a screwdriver blade in the top hinge between the door hinge and the body hinge.

Then loosened the two Phillips on lower hinge and tapped with plastic mallet to close gap then tightened screws.

Then removed screwdriver, loosened upper hinge and tapped to close gap.

After a few repeated adjustments the door closes with ease, no more slamming!
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This is great help, I will try all of this when the weather warms up a bit. Thx
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:39 PM   #7
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We have a 2019 25' International. The door has been a problem every since we have bought it and needs to be lammed hard to close. Have actually been locked in a couple of times.

The latch pin in the frame and the door latch do not line up properly. I've put a few nylon washer in the hinge to raise the door and that has helped but the door needs to go up more.

I can't see any adjustment with the latch pin as it is riveted in and can't find an adjustment on the hinges either.

Any idea's

I had the same problem on or 2018 25FB. Go to google or You tube there are some videos on there showing you how to adjust the door properly using a piece of wood and a big rubber hammer and or just your body weight to "adjust" the doors.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:47 PM   #8
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Here is one of those factory videos I told you about.


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Old 01-11-2022, 10:45 AM   #9
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Thanks all for you input. Hope to get at that over the weekend. I'll let you know how I made out
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Old 01-11-2022, 07:27 PM   #10
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My latch and latch post did not line up making it a PITA to fully close, especially from the inside. I found moving the latch post to an easy fix. I removed the latch post (bolt), used another bolt of same size with a jam nut to hold the latch post backing plate in place, drilled out the rivets. Loosed jam nut to position where it lined up with latch, drilled backing plate through the holes in door frame, popped in two new rivets. 15 minute repair and door closes so much easier.
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Old 01-12-2022, 09:44 AM   #11
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Thanks for more advice StuartsDad.

I'm heading down to the trailer today in-between rain storms to se which of the fixes works.

they all sound easy and that the problem will be fixed. I tried to adjust the post before and found there was no adjustment. Have since learned as you advised to drill out the rivets , relocate the post and rivet.


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