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Old 07-17-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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Can anyone please send me a picture of the door lock on the FR3 30DS. It looks like mine is bent at the bottom of the latch. The top is straight and the bottom looks like it is bent or curved inward. It also seems to be harder to close than before. Is anyone else having these problems? As I have stated before this is our first motorhome and I have had so many questions that have been answered by all of the GREAT people on this forum. Thanks to all.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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Door latch pics below
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No problems with a bent latch but have frequently lubricated the latch and lock inside.

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2014 FR330 DS
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:37 PM   #3
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The pictures are great, however could you send one of the inside latch where the door makes contact with the latch. This is where I am really interested in seeing the latch contact. Also is your FR3 door hard to close? Do you have to push real hard to close it? Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:59 PM   #4
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Different model, but my door closed hard. After looking at it carefully, I noticed that the strike plate was backward and the screws used to secure it were too high ( partly because screw clips were used to hold them in). I bought flat head machine screws with nuts and got rid of the screw clips and turned the strike plate. Now the door closes nicely.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:26 AM   #5
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Progolf.
Still not sure what you mean by "latch" but the pics below should cover whatever you need to see.

Observations on my 30DS door. My early 2014 had the door attached with sheet metal screws not rivets. I have since replaced some screws with a rivets because the tension on the door as it opens is greater than the strength of the screws and frame. The screws were loosening and backing out stripping the door frame metal.

IE. When I unlatch from the outside I hold the door until the gas shock is fully open. I believe If you let it bounce you will eventually get the door out of alignment causing latch and lock and hinge issues.

When I open the door from the inside I hold the door inside handle until it is open all the way. Same reason. This takes a bit of discipline (especially with visitors and kids) but I believe will extend the life of the hinges and and screws. I've read hear that the gas shock mount (partial plastic) can easily break too.

I use the same principe with my Kwikee steps, letting them fully extend before placing pressure on them.

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Old 07-18-2015, 06:17 PM   #6
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The pictures you sent this time show the latch in the next to last picture as having a catch at the bottom and top. The one at the bottom is the one I think is bent. If I knew how to send the pictures on this forum I would.
About your slice, I can help you on that. I live in Matthews, NC and my phone number is 704-847-8920 give me a call or e-mail me at 3_wood@msn.com. I have been giving lessons for a number of years and have helped a lot of people. We even have a golf ministry at our church.
Give me a call.
Ray Fowler / North Carolina
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:28 PM   #7
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I also made the mistake of letting the wind blow the door out of my hand at the beach this past week. It pulled the tension bar out of the holder on the door. Any suggestions on how to repair this. I know a lot about golf, but when it comes to repairs like this it is like hitting a ball off the tee and the slice is so bad you have to duck so it does not hit you coming back.

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Order one on amazon or e bay get size off of strut. They are just like hood struts for a pickup truck or car. Just make sure length and mm of ball mount is same size.
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