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Old 01-16-2017, 03:42 PM   #1
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Question Entry Door Hard to Open

I have a 2013 Coachmen Mirada. The entry door is very difficult to open. You have to push in with your thumb on the handle, while you're pulling the door latch. I have attempted to lube it and it helped but is still hard to open. I am thinking I need to make an adjustment but don't know where. Please Help...
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:47 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 Coachmen Mirada. The entry door is very difficult to open. You have to push in with your thumb on the handle, while you're pulling the door latch. I have attempted to lube it and it helped but is still hard to open. I am thinking I need to make an adjustment but don't know where. Please Help...
Is it the door that's hard to open, or the door latch? It sounds like it's the door latch that is sticking?
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:51 PM   #3
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Sorry... the door latch is sticking
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:15 PM   #4
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I just have a hybrid TT and my entrance door sticks also... well at least for new persons trying to open it...

If you pull on the latch with much force the door won't open, but if you lightly flip out on the latch and try not to pull on the door, or use your other hand to push on the door while pulling the latch the door opens easily.

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Lube the large rectangular square the door latch fits into on the door frame. If that does not help then try to lossen the top/bottom screws and move the latch toward the outside just a smidge... Finally use a file to remove some material from the outside edge of that rectangular spot where the arrow is pointing but use a light touch and try it often.
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My Grey Wolf doors would not open well unless the trailer was 100% level AT THE DOOR.
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:31 PM   #6
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I've physically 'torqued' twisted a few RV doors in my day too get them to open and close correctly. I don't recommend doing it unless you have a good understanding of how much twist and where is needed.

If you cannot adjust the latch / striker plate enough, that is the only alternative and I'd suggest letting an RV tech do it. A bit too much and you'll be worse off.
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:44 PM   #7
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Many thanks to all for your input....rsdata your advice of moving the latch out a smidge and a light file was spot on and fixed the problem.
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rsdata your advice of moving the latch out a smidge and a light file was spot on and fixed the problem
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I got one right?


thx for the feedback
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They had the latch side of the frame on our 2017 Roo all cobbed up. The reveal between frame and door on the latch side was 3/16" top and bottom and almost 1/2" at the latch. So much so that the screen door barely caught the stop and the main latch hardly engaged. I had to remove all the screws on that side and reset the frame straight. A lot of times these door issues can be traced back to the original installation.
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They had the latch side of the frame on our 2017 Roo all cobbed up. The reveal between frame and door on the latch side was 3/16" top and bottom and almost 1/2" at the latch. So much so that the screen door barely caught the stop and the main latch hardly engaged. I had to remove all the screws on that side and reset the frame straight. A lot of times these door issues can be traced back to the original installation.
Quality assembly as usual. Must be those Amish 'craftsmen'.....lol
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