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Old 12-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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Bathroom door binding on 25RS?

Recently picked up a used 25RS, which has been in hiding (storage) until Santa can drop it off on the 25th.

I went to check on it yesterday, and noticed that the bathroom door is binding on the bottom.
I had to apply a fair amount of pressure on the molding, and managed to get the door fully closed.
Is this common, or has anyone noticed similar door issues?

It is parked fairly level, with only the tongue jack and its own wheels (chocked) supporting it. Could this condition be caused by possibly being not completely level?
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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First off, mn 308, Welcome to the Forest River Forums.

Congrats on you new-to-you 25RS.

There are a number of things to cause the door to stick. It's possible it's not quite completely level. It could be that the door jam has moved during travel. Most of the door jams I've seen on the Rockwood are made of plastic. Expansion and contraction play a part in the fit. When you get a chance, park it on a level area, chock it and lower the stabilizers. Then check the door operation again. If it still sticks, you may have to do some adjusting.
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome, and the advice.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forest River Forums MN_308. Mike has already told you what I would have suggested. One other possibility is that the door may have swollen over time due to moisture from the bathroom area which might be causing some of the sticking.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:30 PM   #5
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Hokie, thanks for the follow-up.

I'm not suspecting moisture/swelling at this point, do to appearance, and the 'limited' use this TT has seen.

Hopefully next week, I'll have a chance to get it level, drop the stab's and check it out. A little time with a tape, level, and square should indicate the cause of the situation.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:48 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forums mn_308.......keep us informed on what the sticking is, I am interested in what it could possibly be myself.

What year is the 25RS?

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MrSen, Thanks for the welcome.

It's an '05.
Been driving by it for about a year on a local dealers lot, finally made the plunge.

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:27 AM   #8
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Does the door bind still? Just wondering......

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Old 01-21-2007, 09:03 PM   #9
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Short answer = I don't think so.

I've been intending to post a follow-up to this thread, once I complete the repair.
Unfortunately, I haven't completed it yet, as have had too many other distractions as of late...
I think I found the actual cause (warped plastic door frame trim), and hopefully a solution.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:48 PM   #10
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It's fixed - on to the next item on the list...


Door will not close as it contacts the plastic frame trim.



During manufacture the paneling was not trimmed flush with the wall stud, causing the plastic frame trim to be 'warped' outward near the bottom of the frame. To resolve this, the paneling was trimmed flush.



2 sided 3M adhesive and clamping the frame trim as shown to correct the 'bend'.



The door now closes correctly. A slight adjustment to the lockset also helped to make it 'better than new'.
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