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Old 02-16-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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door problems

has anyone had problems with upper door section hitting roof from folded position/on 122s/new to site/thanks ps/door has hit inside of roof and left several marks inside of roof possible while towing to campground

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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I can not help you with the door problem so I will just say welcome to the forums and good luck.

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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I have that problem with my 2011 A128. The upper door's edge molding rubs against the ceiling when the camper is folded down, wearing an arc-shaped "scar" through the paint up there. It's unsightly but isn't damaging the ceiling otherwise. Took me a while to figure out where it was coming from. I now put a piece of cloth over that corner of the door just as the roof is closing. I suppose I could adjust the roof latches to not pull the roof down so tight, but that might keep the gaskets from sealing around the roof edges to keep out rain and road spray while traveling. As they're adjusted now, I have no leaks while traveling in storms so I just live with it, but if there's a cure I'll be glad to try it.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:30 AM   #4
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yes /the upper door section is hitting inside of roof when folded/dealer repainted upper door marks and put more small round pads on roof interior/wonder why this is only on a few units///////
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #5
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theres also a small white lock level for the upper part of the door that is designed to secure it in the frame during transport mode- neglecting to secure that can make the door itself bounce inside the door frame... just another thing to check on.

as to the earlier problem - we dont know if its only affecting a few units or not - no way to know.. could be affecting a majority, but some are just taking it in stride.

due to the design of the folding top, i expect some wear and tear acceleration based on that design - the tension of the roof when closed (as controlled by the cam buckles on each side) could have something to do with the rubbing as well... tighter or looser may hold things more securely or less securely.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:40 PM   #6
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Yes have the problem and use towel on door when down.

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Old 02-17-2014, 07:38 AM   #7
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I have not noticed this. From previous experience with similar issues though I recommend putting a small piece of strong clear tape on the ceiling area. Something like Tear-Aid. It will protect the ceiling from marring due to rubbing. But not to pressure deformation. A second option is to get some small flat clear bumpers and stick one or two on the ceiling. I use those at home where a cabinet door hits the crown molding.

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Old 02-17-2014, 12:51 PM   #8
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do all owners have the round pads to prevent upper door from hitting top during transport/if yes/how many/my roof hold downs are very tight
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #9
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2014's came with round felt tabs on ceiling to prevent rubbing...although mine were not installed in the correct place so dealer ordered and installed more on the line created on the ceiling by the rubbing. Haven't yet attempted to remove incorrectly placed tabs. Twist lock to hold door in place does not prevent rubbing of door on ceiling in stored position.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #10
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yes my dealer added pads as factory ones were in wrong place/they painted door frame and I touched up top inside of unit/sorry I am such a perfect detail person/will know if this fix works on next trip/by the way what is the small door mounted twist knob for/thanks

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