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Old 02-25-2011
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Default Entry Door Adjustment --Eureka!!

Maybe y'all know about this, but it was new to this newbie dummy.
The door latching post adjustment had been problematic. It was impossible to adjust for no air noise. Then it was discovered that there are two click positions in the latch, one for safety and the second for tightness. Although the post had been adjusted all the way “in”, latching didn’t prevent air noise with one click. Moving the pin “outwards” a fair amount, actually a lot, allowed the second click to occur, albeit with more slamming force, to tightly seal the door. In retrospect, it seemed odd that full “in” didn’t do the job, and the next step would have been to remove some of the door frame trim that interfered with the post all the way "in"; glad we didn’t get that far.

Hope this helps someone who is still puzzling over the problem.
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Hi Ron,

I agree, adjusting that latch is a bit of an art form, and like you, most of us have discovered a recipe that works for us. My solution was to let the latch float a bit. IOW's I only snug the four retaining screws down and use a drop of green locktite to keep them from backing out. This lets the latch find it's own position in relation to the pin. Something else I did was to remove some of the weather stripping at the piano hinge on the door side. On my coach there were two layers that caused the door to bind at the hinge. I went with a single layer of foam weather strip. The door now closes easily and is wind noise free, of course, the air lock at the top of the door helps a great deal.
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i addressed this problem about adjustment
But I guess no one read it
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i addressed this problem about adjustment
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hi stephen
any tips on door of my 94? with door shut tight lower corner loose i thought of doubling gasket but was thinking that may just spring door worse? what ya think?? mike
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Hi Ron,

I agree, adjusting that latch is a bit of an art form, and like you, most of us have discovered a recipe that works for us. My solution was to let the latch float a bit. IOW's I only snug the four retaining screws down and use a drop of green locktite to keep them from backing out. This lets the latch find it's own position in relation to the pin. Something else I did was to remove some of the weather stripping at the piano hinge on the door side. On my coach there were two layers that caused the door to bind at the hinge. I went with a single layer of foam weather strip. The door now closes easily and is wind noise free, of course, the air lock at the top of the door helps a great deal.
David,

After reading your post I checked and found the latch is 3/16" lower than the post, with no way to raise it or lower the post. It hits hard and is wearing the post. I tried loosening the four screws, but the latch doesn't move up. Maybe we have a different latch. It looks like a manufacturing issue as the door is not square to the door frame, so I think I just have to accept it as it is.

Steve,

Never saw your post, but wasn't looking for it. I'll search it out.
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check the door it may have slipped or dropped on the hinge or the hinge pin is worn
The only way the is to loosen the hinge and lift the door or replace the hinge
It takes two people to adjust the door dont try it by yourself and none of us is that good to do it by themselves except maybe ____________or woody
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any tips on door of my 94? with door shut tight lower corner loose i thought of doubling gasket but was thinking that may just spring door worse? what ya think?? mike


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THANKS R Rueckwald.

This is the only post I have found that mentions door adjustment.
WOW move the post OUT to tighten the door--there are two positions as RRueckwald says, a safety latch and a main latch . The PO had added much foam weatherstrip and moved the latch post all the way IN!!!! Only the 1st safety catch was latching the door!!!!!!!

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