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Old 08-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone had a problem with the bar for the posiloc (hinge that keeps the front door open) bending and causing the rubber seal on the screen to tear? How much is it to replace the posiloc or is it possible to bend it back into alignment?
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Has anyone had a problem with the bar for the posiloc (hinge that keeps the front door open) bending and causing the rubber seal on the screen to tear? How much is it to replace the posiloc or is it possible to bend it back into alignment?
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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You can bend it back to alignment - no problem.
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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work2play......I replaced my POS-A-LOC assembly on our 04 36MDDS. PTL Engineering (1-800-664-2310) makes the POS-A-LOCK and has replacements in stock. It cost me $122.79 including shipping to Calif. I did the work myself fairly easy job. The door works like new.
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I had a problem a couple of times with high wind unlatching the door and twice the mechanism at the top bent and jammed the door locked. Had to climb in a side window (luckily had not latched) and release the lock from inside. After the second time, I just removed the top piece. Usually not an issue to not have the door remain open in the latched position.
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R and C,

I have been considering exactly that when contemplating the repair of mine. None of my other MH units had anything like the Alpine and I'm considering another method to accomplish keeping the door in the open position without chancing the event of a lockout. Bungee-Cords or "cheap plastic thingies" aren't part of the equation.

Perhaps I'll install 2 small Marine-grade stainless steel hooks on the outside of the door and Coach. A Stainless rod, similar to the awning pull, could be made to drop into the "Eyes", maintaining the door in the open position.

The only thing I know for certain right now is that I'll tolerate the chance of the door closing before I chance it locking me outside.

Regardless, I won't remove the top scissor mechanism because I don't want the door to get pushed or blown open beyond the 90 degrees, which could cause damage to the hinges or Coach.
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thanks for everyones input. I took the pos-a-lock off this weekend and beat it into submission and it works as designed once again. It was actually pretty easy to bend back so I can imagine the steel must be pretty soft and I would expect I will probably need to do this again in the future.
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