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Old 06-04-2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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Adjusting entry door closure

We have a 2018 Thor Hurricane 29M.


Our entry door is the "single pin" design where there is a pin mounted to the door jamb that receives the latch on the door.


Can someone direct me as to how to ajust the pin so the door closes more easily? You have to REALLY slam the door in order for it to fully close.


If anyone can direct me to a video showing the procedure that would also be very helpful.


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Old 06-04-2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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Doesn't the single pin thread in like a pin in a car door jamb?......If it does, just loosen it and slide a little..
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:12 AM   #3
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Does anyone know the name of the tool and the size needed? It appears to be star shaped and an Allen wrench doesn’t look like it would work.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:57 AM   #4
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Before adjusting try lubricating the latch mechanism in the door and a little on the pin. I use white lithium in spray can because it get in the latch with less mess.
If adjustment is still needed the six point Allen looking screw is called a Torx head.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:56 AM   #5
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It could need going up or down as much as in or out. Grease first then look closely to see what direction it needs to go.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:23 AM   #6
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Loosen up the hardware holding the striker plate in place in the door frame. Maybe a 1/2 a turn or so. You want it to float slightly to account for slight changes with temperature or twisting of the coach. The door should fit snug and close firmly against the weather seals but not so tight that you have to pull it closed or slam it.


If there is a problem with the fit of the door in the door frame there should be scuff or rub marks on the frame to indicate where the problem is but beyond the striker plate I not sure there is much in the way of adjustment other than using brute force.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:16 PM   #7
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I've been battling this for a year on my 2017 Bay Star. We have the same style latch as you but ours unscrews with a 5/8" wrench. Over the last few months I've been playing with slight adjustments back and forth - feeling that it was correct as far as height went. Some days it was good, most I had to slam it embarrassingly hard to close it all the way. Today I decided to try some extreme adjustments and put it all the way down and almost all the way forward. Bingo. It now closes with the least amount of effort it ever has. I'm sure once I move it around or take up the levelers I will be back to square one, but maybe not. I'm happy having the progress I do have because we keep our RV right next to the house and use it every day as auxiliary space.
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