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Old 01-27-2019, 11:25 PM   #1
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Door Paddle Handle

After I unlock my door and pull the paddle handle it doesnít respond well and feels like the door will not open. The lock seems to be Ok, but Iím concerned that eventually it will not open as it seems to stick.

Any suggestions as to a fix, do I need to lubricate it?
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Yes, those do need a little lube, maybe a spray lithium grease or something similar, lift the handle and look under it you will see what needs greased.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:23 AM   #3
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The internal parts of the lock may also need adjustment. There are several push rods which can be adjusted to make the lock operate easier. Remove the cover on the inside of the door to access this area.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:03 AM   #4
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Any burrs on the plunger can be removed with a small file....can also file the screen door latch
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:52 PM   #5
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Take off the panel on the indid of the door and remove any slack in the linkage by adjusting the turnbuckles
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:08 AM   #6
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My Tiffin door was extremely tight as well. It took about 6 months for the loose to loosen up and get broke in. Tight seals.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:36 PM   #7
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Hi,

Check out this recall by tiffin on 2018 doors.

NHTSA Recall # 18V-341
Transport Canada # 2018-280
Tiffin Recall # TIF-110

Link:
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/201...8V341-1012.PDF

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Did as suggested by jkorn and that did the trick.
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Mine was built 17 Dec 2017 so it falls outside the recall window. However when I got the coach the tight door was one of our chit items. They actually shaved 1/4 inch off of the bumper and that helped.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:06 AM   #10
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Nick,

Glad that worked. My issue, I was away from coach for several days, wife could not get into coach, handle seemed to work ok but catch would not release. No issues after taking out the slack on that linkage.

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Old 04-18-2019, 03:14 AM   #11
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PTL Engineering is the manufacturer for the Tiffin doors. They have a few videos that address adjusting the door handles and replacing components. I actually called PTL to ask a few questions and they connected me to Jason Jenuwine; engineer for the doors. He was great; very professional.
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