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Old 06-10-2019, 05:21 PM   #1
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Door problem

Hi all! My DW is traveling with friends in 2019 37BA. The door is jammed and wonít open! After a lot of work they got it to open, appears to be a dead bolt issue. Any thoughts? Should not be a problem!

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Our deadbolt can be tough to close and open without pulling on the door handle. It may just need an adjustment. I don't mean to be flippant but I would tell her to use the other lock only and then take a look at the issue when they get home. I doubt it's a major issue but I tend to wait until I get back from a trip if I'm able to dig into anything, unless I have a lot of sitting around time.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:42 AM   #3
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Thanks, didnít take it as being flippant. Problem was she was only using the lower lock, somehow the deadbolt prevented it from opening when it wasnít being used, will take a closer look when she gets home. Thanks for the reply!
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:03 AM   #4
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There have been some reported issues with the door locks, especially on the 2017-18 models. The tightness of the latch when closed is adjustable. Since you are new, I would contact Tiffin, report the problem and request a replacement door lock.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:03 AM   #5
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Spoke with Tiffin, no recalls on 2019 as of now. They are sending me a new assembly. Thanksí
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:51 PM   #6
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Tiffin switched to PTL doors in 2018. Been lots of complaints about them. Some had the door actually open while on the road. Mine did too. I had to put different sized bumpers on the screen door and also adjust the door handle and the inner works. You can get the manuals on line at PTL and find some You Tube stuff as well.
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Ugg! We have been locked out once. Had to break window on 3 month old Phaeton. Now we leave a window unlocked just in case. Turned out to be the paddle style handle had to be replaced.
We also were locked in. Plate that covers the dead bolt popped a rivet making the deadbolt unable to slide. Had to disassemble the door handle from inside to free ourselves. Looks like the rivet issue may have been partly our fault. If you donít make sure the dead bolt if retracted before opening the door it places stress on the plate and over time it will break the rivet holding the deadbolt in place. We also had the PTL door jam replaced with the adjustable one. This helped in the alignment of the door making it a little bit easier to close.
So far so good for now but we really are cautious opening and closing the door. I sure wish Tiffin would go to the stand alone deadbolt. Had one on each of our previous coaches an never had issues nor heard anyone else having any.
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Thanks for the input, the door came open on my wife as well. I will check out the ptl info
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