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Old 10-11-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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Door and awning sticking..frame flex?

I have a 2017 Grey Wolf 26RR Toy Hauler. Most of the time the entry door, especially the screen, gets stuck at the latch area. It's not the latch mechanism or the hinges, it just rubs the door frame. I noticed at the top of the door it's been wearing on the drip rail. Also, last time I took it out, the awning rails wouldn't line up to retract it. So, it's an alignment problem.

So, it seems like it's related to the stabilizers putting twist on the frame. Anyone else have this issue? Is this normal for all travel trailers?

I took it into Camping World, and it worked fine there...figures.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:12 PM   #2
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I find my ikss to be very finicky. On level ground with the jacks down, no screen door rub. On any significant pitch, even on levelling pads, door rubs. During our pdi, they had the trailer all setup in their parking lot. I went to shut the bathroom door and it wouldn't latch. The employee moved the striker. Got it home and the door wouldn't latch. So I moved it back. Never touched it again.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:15 PM   #3
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I have a 2017 Grey Wolf 26RR Toy Hauler. Most of the time the entry door, especially the screen, gets stuck at the latch area. It's not the latch mechanism or the hinges, it just rubs the door frame. I noticed at the top of the door it's been wearing on the drip rail. Also, last time I took it out, the awning rails wouldn't line up to retract it. So, it's an alignment problem.

So, it seems like it's related to the stabilizers putting twist on the frame. Anyone else have this issue? Is this normal for all travel trailers?

I took it into Camping World, and it worked fine there...figures.
Same thing happens with my Class A 2015 Georgetown. Jacks get deployed and suddenly the door opens and closes hard. It has to be the jacks bending the frame a bit to cause a misalignment on the door.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #4
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Interesting. I'm even careful not to level it very much with the stabilizers. Mine even does it when just hooked up behind my truck, no stabilizers down.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:17 PM   #5
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Either door can become an issue between each time we stop to camp.
Yup....gotta be the stress of the chassis changes the dimension of the doorframe. A little tap/bang here or there is needed. A little white lithium grease might work too.

Itís the nature of the beast.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:53 PM   #6
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I have a Greywolf 17KL toy hauler. Although it is like your in many ways mine is an Ice house. I had this issue for months. I looked at the rub spot and sanded the corner slightly until is bare rubbed while hitched or sitting hitch only on the camping site pad. It wore its way in in 2 weeks after my light sanding. I travel full time.
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