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Old 04-05-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Sliding bedroom door panel #2 slams while driving

I just received a new 2015 Georgetown 270S. I noticed that when I drive, the bedroom door panel #2 is allowed to travel 12" in either direction. It will not stay secured or locked like panel #1, which has a metal lock to keep it in place. Am I missing a part? Is this a design issue? I was thinking a installing a leather strap to secure both door panels together while panel #1 is locked in place. Thanks for your thoughts on this.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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On ours there is another latch on the side away from the opening. Was a little hard to locate, but was there.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:48 AM   #3
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Your dealer should fix that.....warranty problem. Should be a latch holding doors open. Ours came loose but dealer fixed it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:46 PM   #4
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Actually I just did this repair on mine last week.
If anyone has that issue & your RV is out of warranty it's a simple fix.
Each sliding door is secured to the track via a plastic locking clip / lever that holds the track mount into the bracket on top of the sliding door.
Works a bit like a key hole.
I removed both doors and found the small metal retainer that prevents the #2 panel from moving when stowed.
The wood the screw was screwed into was stripped out.
It seems it was over tightened more than once.
It appears perhaps the dealer "fixed" it a few times as well.
This is a small piece of metal ( approx 1/2" x 1 5/8") with only 1 screw to hold it perpendicular to the door panel.
I took a piece of metal 1/8" thick & 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" and drilled two holes in it.
Now the metal bracket is held in place with two screws and the bracket can't fall out of place causing the panel to slam back & forth while driving.
Getting the doors off is easier than reinstalling them.
Reinstalling is a bit of a balancing act but is something anyone can do. ( I balanced the bottom of the door on the top of my foot to get it into position & locked into place)
I certainly wouldn't pay $100 per hour for someone else to hang a sliding door panel.
A little patience is all it takes. You could actually make the bracket with a Dremmel and the metal I made the bracket from was an unused joist hanger.

I'd post pics but my Georgetown is at the dealership getting the leveling jack leak looked at.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:42 PM   #5
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"Each sliding door is secured to the track via a plastic locking clip / lever that holds the track mount into the bracket on top of the sliding door."

One of our plastic locking clip broke, easily fixed with a zip tie.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:11 PM   #6
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Both my clips are metal. Plastic won't last long.


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Old 04-06-2015, 05:15 PM   #7
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^^^^^
Mine is a 2012 280DS.
What year & model is yours?
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:56 PM   #8
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Just got mine home from dealer
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Just got mine home from dealer

Exactly what mine came with. Pretty solid as long as you remember to use them! Lol


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Old 04-11-2015, 09:14 PM   #10
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Yes Krazymace, back one seems to get forgotten until on the road.
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