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Old 06-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Country Coach entry door "pops"

We have a 2004 CC Inspire with a noisy entry door. The door hold-open device "pops" when the door is fully opened. We have the literature from the door manufaturer, but no helpful hints for a cure. Any advise would help.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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I can't help with your problem as I'm sure my 2000 magna is different from your Inspire. But, if you don't get help here, try the Yahoo Country Coach Owners forum. I've found lots of information there. If you do post there, don't forget to post your coach build number as CC may have made changes in production during the model year.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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We have a 2004 CC Inspire with a noisy entry door. The door hold-open device "pops" when the door is fully opened. We have the literature from the door manufaturer, but no helpful hints for a cure. Any advise would help.
I have the exact same coach and problem. I am going to remove the inner door panel when the wind calms down and will report my fix.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Our 05 makes the same sound. Perhaps it is normal. Could it be a detente that holds the door open?
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Our 2004 had the same problem. I pulled the door panel and did some filing of the area where the rod exits the door but could not stop the popping. So I removed the rod and replaced it with a pressurized gas strut (like on the compartment doors), which I mounted between the top part of the door and the coach. It works great and securely holds the door open even in stiff winds, which the OEM component did not do very well and was probably the reason it popped in the first place..
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Our 2004 had the same problem. I pulled the door panel and did some filing of the area where the rod exits the door but could not stop the popping. So I removed the rod and replaced it with a pressurized gas strut (like on the compartment doors), which I mounted between the top part of the door and the coach. It works great and securely holds the door open even in stiff winds, which the OEM component did not do very well and was probably the reason it popped in the first place..
Russ, Sounds like a good fix. Any chance you could post some pics. Thanks
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Russ, Sounds like a good fix. Any chance you could post some pics. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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Nice job Russ. Well, I finally pulled my inner door panel off and fixed mine. Removed about 12 screws and the screen door latch and it comes right off. The popping is coming from the "Hold open Device" pictured here.
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It is way over engineered. It has two strong springs that clamp down on the flat rod that is not smooth and when extended, it pops it out.
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So I removed the springs and re-assembled and Wa La! It works great. No more pop.... I think its design is to hold the door open in light winds. It would not hold it open in strong winds. So I will see how it handles light breezes in the next few days. After removing the springs, I noticed that the squeezers have rollers in them that will not roll due to the grease drying out. I guess I could have cleaned and re-greased them. But, how long before I would have to do this again? Besides, I never leave my door open anyways.

Here is a tip...When putting the inner door panel back on, be sure to start the screws by hand first. They are self tapping and you don't want to re-tap a hole.
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Excellent reply. Son and I were checking out some Country Coaches for sale and every one of those popped. Now I know there is a fix.
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The springs you removed almost look live valve springs out of a gas engine. Would softer springs make any difference?
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No, I dont think so. First, weaker springs would not do the job of the original design and secondly, I think the door would still pop anyways. An update-The door has been working great, even in light winds and I don"t miss that "pop" at all.
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Sam, I'm interested to know if when you took the door panel off did you see the receiver for the remote door opener/closer. The remote was installed with the door and sold to CC and they want $198 for a replacement transmitter which I think is way out of line.

Thanks for your help
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