The door check assembly that holds the door open on our 2003 Alpine 40 MDTS has us a bit puzzled. It was broken when we bought the coach, the new part finally arrived yesterday and I installed it this morning.
The assembly has a cam on the plate that attaches to the door. This cam locks into place, holding the door open. There's a cable from the door handle to the cam assembly which pulls the cam and allows the door to close.
After I installed the new door check assembly, it didn't work. Pulling the door handle didn't release the cam. I pulled the door panel and checked the cable. The cable was fine but the mechanism only pulls the cable with the door handle in the locked position!
This doesn't seem right. It makes it too easy to lock yourself out when you close the door. Is this normal?