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Old 06-19-2017, 02:11 AM   #1
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Entry / Exit Door Sticking

Our new 2017 3160RL has an issue with the entry/exit door. After disconnecting from the truck and performing the auto level from the hydraulic jacks, and opening the living room and kitchen slides the door hits the frame at the top on the lock side. It appears there is some sort of flex that is causing the issue. The door works great if the slides are in and only the front landing jacks are deployed. Has anyone else experienced this issue? If so what was the fix?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:32 AM   #2
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We had a problem with the door sticking and determined it was a screw on the plate in the door jamb catching the plate in the door. We fixed the problem by removing the screw. Efforts to replace it failed when we discovered that there was nothing in behind to screw it into!

Here are pictures of both plates. You can see the scratches caused by the screw head in the door plate.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:26 AM   #3
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We have noticed minor versions of this on our 3160, but nothing that extreme. Make sure all the hardware it'll tight and also look for anything that isn't adjusted/aligned well such as the striker plate. Those type of checks cleaned up most of the issues we had. We also had a screw strip on the screen door latch handle mount that was causing it not latch consistently. The welcome home light switch seems to put a lot of pressure on the screen frame as it isn't a very smooth switch config and that causes us annoyances too
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:46 AM   #4
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Mine drags at bottom of screen door
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:23 AM   #5
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Mine drags at bottom of screen door
We had a problem with this two trailers ago. What they did to fix it was flex the screen door a bit. How they did that was they took a piece of wood (2X4), stood outside the trailer, put the piece of wood at the bottom of the door step where the screen door needed to be adjusted, closed the screen door onto the wood and applied pressure to the bottom of the screen door with the wood to bend it back in shape.

If you are confused, I can post a picture.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:20 AM   #6
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Go into manual mode on the levelers and do some minor rear leveler adjustments to see if that fixes the issue. Our bedroom door has this issue sometimes.
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:50 PM   #7
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We had a similar problem with our 281RLT. It seems to be caused by the door expanding at a different rate than the body of the RV when it gets hot.
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