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Old 12-02-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Slam Latch on Cedar Creek

The slam latch on the basement door of the Cedar Creek shuts and locks but with a tug it will open. I have looked at it an cannot figure out why it is not holding shut.....
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:34 PM   #2
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I had a problem like that, I spayed the locking mechanism down real good with some dry lube, the problem ended. Just got that fixed a couple of days ago. So I went around and did them all. Try it, might help....Love them slam locks.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:41 PM   #3
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I had that same problem. There was just enough play in the latch that it would open without me even having to unlock it. It was like the latch wasn't quite long enough.

I finally solved the problem by screwing down a regular door striker plate to catch the latch.

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Old 12-02-2015, 02:57 PM   #4
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I had a problem like that, I spayed the locking mechanism down real good with some dry lube, the problem ended. Just got that fixed a couple of days ago. So I went around and did them all. Try it, might help....Love them slam locks.
I did the same thing to my 31RK and the fix has lasted at least a year.
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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As it turned out when they put the catch in the rivet had bent the frame and moving the frame out 1/16 of an inch caused the door to work like it was designed to do .......
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:20 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with my 2016 33-IK, passenger side, just as we were headed south (needless to say I wasn't a Happy Camper). After taking the latch apart and realizing there was nothing adjustable I reassembled it and took a look at the catch. After studying the catch and framework I realized there was nothing that was built into the door for adjustment. I then calculated how much the striker needed to move, to get the door to latch and cut a wood shim at the thickness I needed. I loosened the frame screws on the latch side and inserted the shim between the rough opening and the door's framework. It has worked fine ever since, so I hope this helps!
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:07 PM   #7
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I had the same problem with my 2016 33-IK, passenger side, just as we were headed south (needless to say I wasn't a Happy Camper). After taking the latch apart and realizing there was nothing adjustable I reassembled it and took a look at the catch. After studying the catch and framework I realized there was nothing that was built into the door for adjustment. I then calculated how much the striker needed to move, to get the door to latch and cut a wood shim at the thickness I needed. I loosened the frame screws on the latch side and inserted the shim between the rough opening and the door's framework. It has worked fine ever since, so I hope this helps!
Many thanks for this info!!! Had this problem with the door latch=pass side when I left for FL on Dec 30 last year.....Door would not stay closed even if locked!!!! Lost a couple of things.....not important!!!! Finally got it to stay closed...Thought I might have to get a bunch of bungie cords and crawl in from drivers side and hold it shut that way ..Had no problems coming home or this summer!!!! Will take a closer look and add shim if necessary........J
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:37 PM   #8
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The slam latch on the basement door of the Cedar Creek shuts and locks but with a tug it will open. I have looked at it an cannot figure out why it is not holding shut.....

If you "push to latch" instead of slamming, it won't get out of adjustment. Also you can hear/feel proper locking.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:54 PM   #9
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The shim recommendation is how I solved my CC baggage door. It tends to bend down because there is nothing supporting it firm below the catch. Once shimmed the problem went away permanently.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:56 PM   #10
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I had the same issue. with mine I figured out the height of the latch vs the height of the catch were not in line. I removed the latch plate and reinstalled by drilling new holes in the frame that holds it. Several thousand kms and zero issues
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