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Old 06-15-2013, 01:26 AM   #11
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Good stuff -- I would tape the latch so it doesn't snag again until you can figure out what happened.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:54 AM   #12
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That would probably be wise. Thank you.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:39 AM   #13
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A simple fix------------

Remove door knob assembly, go to Lowe's or Home Depot, purchase same type door knob assembly, re-install new assembly. Should correct your problem rather fast!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:48 AM   #14
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I have another idea.

Is your camper level?

ANY twist in the camper's frame will "rack" the door in the frame and cause it not to open. Using a carpenter's level, check the floor left to right and front to back. The bubble must be between the two lines.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #15
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How did he get it? Just very hard to turn handle?
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:25 AM   #16
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In addition to what Herk said, I've cranked the stabilizers to hard in effect "arching" the frame, causing the door to either not latch, or being very hard to turn the door knob.

Now that the door is open, does the door knob work?

Try retracting the stabilizers and see if the door and door knob works OK

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #17
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Mind sharing how he did it?

We might find ourselves in the same boat...err RV. :-)
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #18
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I have had issues with doors when the level was off before, that was my first thought too. Perhaps in the future, open the door slightly before doing the leveling? (if it was that issue, anyway)
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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Sounds like a frame jamb issue and/or the internal lock mechanism was improperly installed or had a mechanical failure. Also, if this happens, perhaps you can pop up the hing pins on the other side of the door to get it open in an emergency.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #20
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Sounds like an arched frame to me, I hope they are not using the stabilizers to level the trailer ....
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