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Old 03-03-2019, 08:10 AM   #1
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Wildwood friction hinge entry door

We just took delivery of a Wildwood 33TS, and have discovered a feature that does not work well for our family. The single entry door is apparently equipped with a friction hinge. Is there a way to defeat or replace the friction hinge and make to door easier to operate? We have three small grand kids, and they will have a great deal of difficulty opening or closing the door. We will be removing the fold out steps, as we use a small deck at the entry, so installing a conventional bumper/tieback that prevents the door from opening totally wont be a problem. Any suggestions or thoughts welcome!


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Old 03-08-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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Anyone? Any ideas at all?



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Old 03-08-2019, 07:02 PM   #3
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I don't like those hinges either. Call your dealer,,see if they can replace it. Or try this,, get a can of white lithium grease and spray all the hinge points,, and exercise the door several times and spray again and rework again. Wipe off all the excess grease and let us know if it worked. Don't know what else to tell you
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