Originally Posted by Mpraph
We’re having problems with our front door lock. It can be locked or unlocked, but it won’t open unless we apply great pressure on the door and then the lock will spring open. It was suggested that the friction hinges were bad/out of alignment, and we were told that the hinges are a common problem on Forest River RVs. Has anyone heard of or experienced problems with the front door lock?
Since Lippert is the primary supplier to nearly every RV manufacturer, it's not just a Forest River problem.
You'll find the same friction hinge complaints on many RV forums, not just here.
I had friction hinge issues on my 2016 TracerAir TT. PrimeTime had to order a complete new door/frame assembly from Lippert because the hinges weren't replaceable.
Forest River doesn't manufacturer the hinges.
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity