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Old 05-31-2020, 08:28 PM   #1
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Front door very hard to open

We have a 2019 25 RB twin and my wife is unable to open the entry door. I can open it but you first have to push the door in to take the pressure off of the locking clamps. Before I take it to the dealer has anyone experienced this phenomenon. And were you able to fix it.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:48 PM   #2
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Yes, I've had that issue. I found that the catch stud bolted into the door frame was slightly out of position with the lock. I loosened the stud enought that I could move it by tapping it with a rubber mallet. I tapped it into better alignment which made the door much easier to open. Bonus, no longer had to slam the door to close it.

There are other issues which can influence how difficult the door is to open. One is extending the stabilizer jacks too aggressively. Another is having the trailer on uneven ground. A third is the curvature of the door not matching that of the door frame. There are videos on how to bend the door to correct curvature using a 2 x 4. Kinda crude, but its hard to argue with success.

Hope this helps.

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Old 06-14-2020, 11:02 AM   #3
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After looking at the latching mechanisms and how each part operates. I added a light coat of grease to the round post the door latches to. Then a small amount of grease on the striker arm that releases the clamps when the door handles are moved to the open position.
Low and behold the door opened effortlessly, and Im sure my wife can open it.
Now Im going to see what it will take to put a small roller bearing on the striker arm. Or a dowel pin to make a permanent fix.
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