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Old 11-05-2014, 07:07 AM   #1
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Flying compartment door

I have taken 4 tailgate trips over the past 2 months and each time somewhere along the way the compartment door that is directly below my seat in front of the wheel has flown open. The door will latch and lock and before I depart I try to pull it open but it stays shut. The only thing that I see is the front lower edge of the door when closed is not flush with the coach side. The last trip we took I ran strips of duct tape over the gap of the door and the coach body and the trip was flying door free. The question I have is can anyone suggest or advise on how I can adjust the door to eliminate the gap that obviously catches the wind and causes the door to fly open?

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Old 11-05-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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Not sure if your latches are like mine but the only adjustment I have is to move the rectangular catch gizmo in or out on the door frame. It sounds like you need to try and adjust the catch so that it pulls the door closer to the frame on that leading edge.

Is there any evidence of previous damage to that area? Do you use your lower leg to push the door in to ensure that it latches firmly? Some of mine look tightly closed but when I push on them with my leg, I will hear the click and know they are latched.

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Old 11-05-2014, 08:51 AM   #3
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The door for all intents and purposes seems to work fine. I do push on the door to ensure it latches and also use my knee to open the door. Testing the door when I am parked I can't get it to open. When the door is open and parallel to the ground there is a little play when I pull out on the door. The hinge looks like it is simply a crimp around the rod. I don't know if that would attribute to the leading edge not to be flush when closed. There is no damage to that area.
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When I got my CC in had to shim out all the catches so the latches would lock. I went to Ace and got a strip of aluminum an cut out horse shoe spacers to go behind the catch to move then out.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:14 AM   #5
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Clearly the latch is out of adjustment and/or the frame is flexing enough to release it. You can try adjustment, OR, you can add a secondary latch, Common Hasp lock with a snap to latch it.

Was considering photo-shopping a picture of a compartment door with wings. But I'll let you mental shop that instead. Way easier, less gandwidth.
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