Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
2013 Rockwood Roo 233s
 
tcnmchu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 16
Bathroom Door not latching

Hey guys,

I took our new Rockwood Roo 233s out for the inaugural trip. Everything worked great but on the way home from the campsite I noticed my bathroom door is not latching. I had shut the door before we left the campsite but when I got home the door is misaligned. Any suggestions on how I can fix something like that? The door looks intact, nothing looks broken, it is just misaligned? My PDI the door worked well.

Thanks for any suggestions you guys may have.
__________________

__________________
2013 Rockwood Roo 233s
2011 F-150 Ecoboost 4x4
tcnmchu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
Things shift and settle with use, use a piece of carbon paper to see where the door latch is going across the plate. Then use a file to enlarge the plate so thee the door latch will then lock into the plate. Had to do this with several TT's.
__________________

__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindy View Post
Things shift and settle with use, use a piece of carbon paper to see where the door latch is going across the plate. Then use a file to enlarge the plate so thee the door latch will then lock into the plate. Had to do this with several TT's.
X2, enlarge the latch hole up and down to accommodate the flexing the trailer frame experiences during travel. Nothing to be alarmed about.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 21,105
i hope you're not using your stabilizers for leveling.
doing this can tweak ultra-lite frames, like the Roo has, enough to throw things off like what's happening to you.

but it's probably just the plate needing better alignment.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
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
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 01:10 PM   #5
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 22,577
Put a carpenter's level on the floor of the trailer, both in the left to right and front to back. If the camper is out of level, the frame can be twisted bad enough to crack the walls and keep doors from closing.
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
2013 Rockwood Roo 233s
 
tcnmchu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 16
@bikedan; no i am not using the stabilizers to level the trailer..... i read about people doing that so i only use them to keep the roo stable! thanks for all your suggestions!

happy travels!
__________________

__________________
2013 Rockwood Roo 233s
2011 F-150 Ecoboost 4x4
tcnmchu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 AM.


×