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Old 03-07-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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Auto door lock is extremely loud

Hello all,

I had a quick question for you RV gurus. We are looking at buying a used Winnebago Tour that has an auto door-locking feature (apparently an air lock feature).

When we take it out on test drives, and stop at a stop sign, the door lock pops really loud when it disengages. As we take our foot off the brake and start moving forward again, it reengages, again to a very loud pop. I can assume it should make some sound, but this is a bit like a snap-pop or slapping a ruler down on a desk or something.

I've looked at the door from several angles and it does seem to stick farther out from the frame on the side of the door opposite the hinges (when looking at the door, the left side) by about 1/2 - 1 inch. I'm wondering if the door needs to be realigned.

Does anyone know if this loud popping sound is normal behavior? I feel that its a big issue that could become extremely distracting in any stop and go traffic.

Thanks to anyone who might have an opinion or answer!


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Old 03-07-2016, 05:00 PM   #2
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First I will give you a "qualified" answer. On our Newmar the "auto lock" is very loud when it engages. But, yours unlocks every time you stop with the vehicle transmission still engaged?!? Ours locks automatically but we have to unlock it manually when we park/stop. If that's normal operation it would drive me nuts!!!!!!

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Old 03-07-2016, 05:39 PM   #3
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Hello Clink,

Please read this thread:

2014 Ellipse - Loud Snap noise at Main Door

I believe you have the same issue. It is common that the components get out of adjustment. In the thread Jesse has the solution.

Let us know how you came out.

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:53 AM   #4
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Stealth and Electra:

Thank you so much for your replies. Both are spot on and Electra that other thread you referred me to was spot on...down to the repair shop claiming the sound was "normal" lol.

I forwarded that info over to him and we'll see where it goes from there. Fingers crossed!!!

In any case thank you both so much!!!
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