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Old 08-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Defective Entry Door Rockwood 2013

Bought my MiniLite 2109S in March and since day-one, the entry door has been pretty difficult to close, especially from the inside. Since the bottom of the door seemed to have slid to the left, it had etched the inside of the frame, so dealer ordered and installed a new entry door.

Checking the work before I pulled off the lot, I noticed that the top of the screen door, was now hitting the frame----dealer took a crow bar and pushed down on the screen, so it would not hit the frame.

I had mentioned that the entry door was still difficult to close, from the inside, in fact, I had to 'slam' the door shut. Imagine, 3am at a campground and the dog has to go potty.....and you CANNONT quietly close the door....you have to slam it! Dealer said that this was how they were making the doors now, with the seals and being water-tight. He said it was the nature of the beast.

Camping this weekend and it was hot, the door was even harder to close and open. I had to appologize to my camping neighbors for the door slamming. And I even noticed that the new door was etching the new frame.....de-ja-vu. Just got back from dropping TT at the dealer, who said he would make it right.....we'll see.

HAS ANYONE ELSE had trouble with their entry doors?
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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Has anyone experienced entry door problems????
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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No, Sorry, My Mini's doors are fine. Your not using your stabilizer jacks to level the camper are you? If they are torqued too much, strange things can happen to your doors/windows/drawers.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #4
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No, Sorry, My Mini's doors are fine. Your not using your stabilizer jacks to level the camper are you? If they are torqued too much, strange things can happen to your doors/windows/drawers.
No, I lower the stabilizers until they reach the ground and when I feel some resistance...then I stop....I never over-torque them, learned that lesson of over-torqued stabilizer affecting the door, with old pop-up.

Actually, I put a speed square on the sill where it meets the frame....it was 1/8" out of square.

Personally, I think the hole in the side of the trailer that the door unit is inserted into, is just a fraction too small...therefore causing too much stress on the latch side of the door, to fit into a smaller frame opening.
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I have been having increasing problems with my door on my Wildcat Maxx, but the hole appears too big. It started out being hard to close, especially from the inside. Last trip out, we forget to lock it and it came open during the night and during transit on the way home. Tonight, it would not close at all. I finally got it to stay closed with the deadbolt, but I could pull it open if I had to. I have other warranty work to have done, so I will have them do something about this as well.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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Fixed at last....I think

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No, I lower the stabilizers until they reach the ground and when I feel some resistance...then I stop....I never over-torque them, learned that lesson of over-torqued stabilizer affecting the door, with old pop-up.

Actually, I put a speed square on the sill where it meets the frame....it was 1/8" out of square.

Personally, I think the hole in the side of the trailer that the door unit is inserted into, is just a fraction too small...therefore causing too much stress on the latch side of the door, to fit into a smaller frame opening.
Well, just an update for anyone reading my door problem. After 2 weeks at the dealer, they finally discovered, what I already knew....the bottom of the door frame was 1/8" out of square!!!! They squared up the latch side of the door frame and it is ALOT easier to open and close!!!! YEAH, lets go camping.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:00 AM   #7
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I have been having increasing problems with my door on my Wildcat Maxx, but the hole appears too big. It started out being hard to close, especially from the inside. Last trip out, we forget to lock it and it came open during the night and during transit on the way home. Tonight, it would not close at all. I finally got it to stay closed with the deadbolt, but I could pull it open if I had to. I have other warranty work to have done, so I will have them do something about this as well.
Have you had any luck on your door problem?
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I pried the latch plate out until I could get it to stay closed. I have an appointment this week to have it looked at.
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Just had a chance to take my trailer in recently and they will be replacing the door.
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Mine is not a Rockwood but my door was the same, Very hard to close and my wife could hardly pull the latch from outside to open the door.

Most doors are made by Lippert and my dealer replaced mine with a new one as well.

Works excellent now!!
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