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Old 11-19-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Apex Wardrobe Door Stops

I have an Apex with automatic wardrobe door locks that do not lock. They never worked and I was told when I bought the coach from Guarantee that they could not fix them. They installed the plastic clips on the side frames that hold the doors from sliding, but they are constantly breaking. Does anyone know how I can repair the automatic door locks on my wardrobe doors?

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I bought two dowels and use those to lock the door while traveling after not being able to fix the air locks.
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I have an Apex with automatic wardrobe door locks that do not lock. They never worked and I was told when I bought the coach from Guarantee that they could not fix them. They installed the plastic clips on the side frames that hold the doors from sliding, but they are constantly breaking. Does anyone know how I can repair the automatic door locks on my wardrobe doors?

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WRV did some kind of adjustment on mine back when the coach was new. When the parking brake is released, the two air lines in the top of the closet door are pressurized and push a stop against the door roller stopping it from moving. I would start there.
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Do your doors work now?

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Do your doors work now? JIM
The doors never move when we are moving so the system is working. I am not sure where the other end of the air tubes are, somewhere up front.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:28 AM   #6
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Ok - On the bottom of each door, at each end of the door is a complicated looking thing, which has a screw. This is a height adjustment screw, which raises up the door so the "air lock" actually works as it should. Mine did not when we purchased the coach, but adjusting up the door fixed the problem.

Once the "Yellow Handle" has been pulled which engages the parking/emergency brake, this releases the lock on the door and it can open especially if parked on a hill when one side of the coach is lower/higher than the other. Adjusting the screws mentioned above where the door has a tad but of resistance in rolling on the track will somewhat minimize this problem, but not eliminate it completely.

So I took some 1/2" PEX water pipe, and some pipe insulation for 1/2" pipe (don’t open up the insulation, slip the PEX inside the hole of the insulation) and put the PEX into the insulation after cutting it to the size of the track when the doors are both closed, and in travel, and now when stopping the door does not open until I take the little door stop out. It has not jumped out of the place I put it even going through CA as their roads have gotten real bad over the last few years. Montana also is pretty rough and it stayed in then as well. If you want to look it over we are going to be at DRR this year.
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