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Old 08-05-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
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First trip and our door won't close on our Roo.

We finally are camping out side our driveway and the trailer door that was working fine, won't fit in the door frame. I can't figure it out, did we do jiggle something going down the road, or is it a leveling issue? We have to switch campsites today, and I'm hoping it closes in the other site.


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Old 08-05-2015, 08:25 AM   #2
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Be sure that you aren't cranking on the stabilizers too much. They just get snugged up a bit. If they get cranked up too much you will have issues with the door closing. It's easy to bend the the frame on these ultra lite campers.
Also check to see if the door lock is loose in the door. Good luck!
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:14 AM   #3
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Be sure that you aren't cranking on the stabilizers too much.
X2. Loosen up your stabilizers and the issue will probably go away.
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X2. Loosen up your stabilizers and the issue will probably go away.
x3.

many newbies crank the stabs too much, often thinking they're levelers, causing the ultralite frame to tweak.

this happened to us with our first popup. we thought the stabilizers were for leveling and we had door closure issues until we realized our mistake.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:36 PM   #5
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We've had to pull the latch (as if opening the door) when closing it since day one with ours. It's our first camper and I just figured it was normal. When looking at campers now that I think of it, the doors were always open so I never realized how they should work. It was just on a recent trip with some other folks that I noticed how smooth their doors worked. The door itself seems fine, but the latch is too tight unless we retract it by pulling the handle.
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You're not level (either by not leveling with blocks under the axles or by disturbing the level with stabs that are too tight.

Also, the latches are typically "slam latches". So it does take some pressure to shut.
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a little spray white grease or dry lube will help a new lock "slam" easier. do all your leveling with blocking under the tires and just stabilize with the levelers.
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We had an issue with our door binding on the bottom, came to find out that the bottom hinge was loose, it was repaired under warranty. They fitted larger screws. Hopefully the repair will hold. The door closes properly again.


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We had to switch campsites and reset up the trailer, and it closes fine now. The nearest guess I have is that the trailer wasn't level front to back, the front was a little high. We couldn't lower it with the front jack, and didn't realize the problem until we had finished side to side level. We were there for 2 nights. I need to figure out how to get the butt end of the trailer raised next time, never did that before. Coming from a popup that had to be level for the door to close, I thought the rigid sides on a trailer wouldn't have that problem. So glad the door is not broken!


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Glad to hear you had nothing "tweaked" and all is good!
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