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Old 03-25-2017, 05:43 PM   #1
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Entry door won't open!!

2016 30DS - entry door will not open. Suddenly today - You can hear both bolts turn - go to open door and it opens approx 1/4" and jams. Can not get it open. Have tried repeatedly. Any ideas? Dealer not open till Monday. Not sure how to even get it to them!!!! Help!! Expertise needed please.

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Old 03-25-2017, 06:17 PM   #2
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I've had to help a friend who was stuck inside. Handing him tools and two hours later he got it open. I'm thinking someone may need to go through a window. Only two options maybe 1) call a lock smith, 2) Get a room.

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Old 03-25-2017, 06:18 PM   #3
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Fortunately we are at home. Oh my gosh so thankful!! All the windows are locked!
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Old 03-25-2017, 07:32 PM   #4
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Old 03-25-2017, 07:52 PM   #5
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Had the same thing happen to my new grey wolf 23mk. Luckily I was able to fit a small screw driver in near the latch and worked the latch free. It wound up being the catch plate screws had work loose and caused the jam. retightened and all is good to go. Hope yours is an easy fix.
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:02 PM   #6
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Wasn't there a recall or something on Georgetowns for a bad door latch causing the door to freeze up.

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Old 03-25-2017, 09:09 PM   #7
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Email sent to Forest River and we will be contacting dealer first thing Monday morning. Still under warranty - Will let you know what happens. Huge safety concern. Good learning experience for these newbies - know who to calll when! So thankful we were at home!
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:15 AM   #8
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We had the same thing happen - twice! After the second time, we used Locktite to help keep the two large bolts in the door mechanism from backing out, which was what was causing the jam. The first time, the door mysteriously opened just fine after about two hours of being stuck inside, and the second time we had to crawl in a window and it opened from the inside. Have had no problems since - but this really is a safety issue and one that we hope (but are not totally sure) we have handled. Needless to say, we always leave a window unlocked now.

We are not sure if there is another kind of lock mechanism out there that would work for our door, but if there is, we would replace the entire mechanism before we are really stuck someplace!
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:08 PM   #9
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you should have one or two Emergency Window Fire Exits. They Cannot be locked!

FIND THEM! KNOW HOW TO OPERATE THEM! In the event of a fire you will have Very Little time, and none to waste learning.

Nothing depends on that vital knowledge but your life, and the lives of your loved ones.
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:13 PM   #10
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I had to adjust the pins on my door. Screwed them out, just slightly.
Massaged the striker plate a bit with a bfh.. works much better now.

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