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Old 01-01-2018, 08:36 PM   #1
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Flagstaff tent camper door

We purchase a tent camper, a 2018 Flagstaff Bh228ES I think it is, anyway, the door will not close properly to latch. We removed the half door, made sure everything was level and still, will not close! Had to sleep with it flying open all night on a 29 degree night.
We tried everything we could think of. Any suggestions?

We are newbies, but do not lack common sense. It just wonít latch. Itís the first time weíve ever camped in a camper of any kind.
Thanks.... and Happy New Year!!
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:13 AM   #2
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Pictures will help us.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:33 AM   #3
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All I can suggest is to check to make sure your fully extended, or not extended too far. Also check and make sure your stabilizers are good and steady. Not too much, but not loose. Any time I have any issues with my door it is usually one of those issues. Never had it not completely shut, but have had it close tightly before.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:40 AM   #4
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Make sure your level. Is the latch unlocked???? I have a motorcycle with a kill switch. That's why I ask these kinds of questions. Been there, done that.
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:41 PM   #5
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I have had the same issue with my 2017 gr8 206ltd. After many re leveling and other things. I noticed the roof was a little to high, I lowered to watch the top and bottom half of Dr come together
That seem to work, now I have set the upper and lower limit switches. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:16 PM   #6
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The awning can cause issues with roof and the door
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:28 PM   #7
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On my previous tent camper when I lowered the stabilizers at each corner of the frame it would sqeeze and distort the door frame & the door wouldn't shut.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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Flagstaff TT Door

Have an 2018 Forest River RV Flagstaff High Wall HW27SC

As others have indicated level, level, level. A little out of level ends up being allot by the time it gets up to the door, joints and door frame.
But leveling the camper body isn't the only place... the extended top can be slightly off for any number of reasons. Not up all the way, up too far, one of the metal extenders slightly up or down from the others. The canvas top pulled too tight. Doesn't take much to pull it out of square.
These are real PIA Doors. Were not designed by an engineer that knew about TT camping, take down and put up repeatedly.

Try adjusting the door frame and door before getting all the Velcro in place and everything tied in and stretched. It isn't an exact science... sometimes it goes in and fits perfect, other times I want to put the door in the dumpster! They should design it with better fit and easier installation. But cheap is where their minds are at.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:17 PM   #9
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Amend on what rlh1957
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:43 AM   #10
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There's a little spring inside lock mechanism that might not be aligned or seated properly.Door will not latch if this is the case.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:22 AM   #11
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Maybe we lost CoolierDuo ???
We used to have a Starcraft pop-up,,, the way I knew if it was set right,,, was how the door closed !!! I would adjust the jacks in order to get the door to line up,,, before I set the velcro !!!
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:32 PM   #12
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No need for me to respond, you all covered everything! Some days it just fits better than other days.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:35 AM   #13
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All I can suggest is to check to make sure your fully extended, or not extended too far. Also check and make sure your stabilizers are good and steady. Not too much, but not loose. Any time I have any issues with my door it is usually one of those issues. Never had it not completely shut, but have had it close tightly before.


2nd outing was better, I paid attention to the door things lining up better one both side and the top.it still had to be slammed or pulled really hard to latch. Iím thinking maybe that was it. Not sure. Will take it on a 3 day weekend and will see if thatís the case.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:35 AM   #14
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Taking it on a short 3 day this weekend. Iíll snap some. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:36 AM   #15
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I have had the same issue with my 2017 gr8 206ltd. After many re leveling and other things. I noticed the roof was a little to high, I lowered to watch the top and bottom half of Dr come together
That seem to work, now I have set the upper and lower limit switches. Hope this helps.


I think that may be it but havenít dialed it in.
Not sure if we have limiter screws, but will check. Thanks!
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The awning can cause issues with roof and the door


Wasnít aware of that, thanks for the input.
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Wasnít aware of that, thanks for the input.


Could you maybe expand on your statement as to how it affects it so I will know what to look for?
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:44 AM   #18
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If the awning is pulling the roof too much it will create problems best to stake awning down last after door has been set and is working correct bubble level will help a lot also if it's really windy you might want to not use awning
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