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Old 04-19-2012, 09:22 AM   #11
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Herk is correct, GET RID OF THE CLOSER! Ours was loose from the factory. Removed it for 3 reasons, 1st and foremost, it will either tear up the door or the wall, 2) It limits the door opening 3) Makes the door harder to close
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #12
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I went back "under warranty" twice for door adjustments due to it being "hard to lock." The Tech kept hitting the door frame with a block of wood till it could lock.

Of course by the time I got it home; same issue, so I gave up.
Then, when the bolts started pulling out I replaced them with through bolts. That made the door impossible to lock with the deadbolt.

While troubleshooting I realized the closer was 100% of the problem from the beginning. When I brought the closer back to the so called "dealer" they gave me the "Reserve Salute" and said "Out of Warranty; Adios".

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Just remember to get the 45 degree bend one. DO NOT waste your money on the plastic one. Lasted exactly 1 week before it broke and my "permanent fix" had to be completely redone.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info. I will certainly investigate the possibility of using a traditional keeper latch but I don't think I have room due to the position of my awning arms. With the awning deployed my door can only open slightly past 90 degree before it would hit the awning arm. Does the door have to open all the way to the side of the trailer to use the keeper latch?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #14
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No, you will just have to position the grabber on the wall & door to prevent that. It will be closer to the door hinge than normal, but will still work.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #15
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They also have various lengths.
A 6 inch one with a 45 degree bend (METAL) would be best.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:20 PM   #16
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i asked about retrofitting the hydraulic closer to our '07 Roo's door, at our local Roo dealer.
i was advised not too, because they had nothing but problems with them.
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I have to admit that I find mine quite handy, especially when heading out the door with a platter full of steaks for the grill. But I will be keeping a close eye on it after hearing about the problems others have had with them.
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i asked about retrofitting the hydraulic closer to our '07 Roo's door, at our local Roo dealer.
i was advised not too, because they had nothing but problems with them.
I also asked my dealer to install a door closer on my 2009 23SS. He recommended that I not do so as they haves had problems since day one.

To keep the door open, I use a short bungee cord attached to the awning support. works well and we do not pull out the plastic 90 degree latch.
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