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Old 01-06-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Door won't shut if on jacks

Anyone else have this issue? When our '07 Damon Astoria is not on the levelers the front door shuts just fine. Level her up in front more than a fraction and the front door won't close all the way without literally slamming the door!
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In our last MH we had a problem like yours. In our case the problem was we were not level, with some usually slight adjustment to the levelors the door would usually close without a problem.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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Agree, we had a similar experience when camped in the hills. We looked at the door alignment and could see the latch was high at the strike plate and determined which way the rig was racked. We tweaked the appropriate corners and voila back to smooth operation. Good luck.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:05 PM   #4
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Sounds like your auto level needs adjustment. I used to get a green light and thought we were level and had a door issue as you describe. I re calibrated the auto level and the door closed as it should.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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The leveling jacks have put a twist in the chassis. Up or down on the front left or right one should fix it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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I had the same problem years ago and corrected it by putting a bobble level on the fridge ice shelf and I had my wife work the level device next to the driver seat until the bobble in the fridge was level then I readjusted the level up front to conform with the one in the fridge.
I assume that the fridge is plume.
That way you should not have a problem with your entrance door.
Just a thought.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #7
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Your frame is twisting (racking) . To solve this is to level side to side first then front to back.
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Your frame is twisting (racking) . To solve this is to level side to side first then front to back.
+1 Randy is right
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Your frame is twisting (racking) . To solve this is to level side to side first then front to back.
I'll try that. I checked the level today with not only two levels but my android level app and it's spot on side to side and f-r as well.
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I'll try that. I checked the level today with not only two levels but my android level app and it's spot on side to side and f-r as well.
yes but that has no bearing on the door
I say this not to be smart but our tuscany if its dead on level the bathroom door will swing open and the front screen door will stick, and one baggage door will catch slightly
i little tweak in the manual mode and all is well.
i adjusted my doors and it seems that they put the rig together a bit "off" if you will
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yes but that has no bearing on the door
I say this not to be smart but our tuscany if its dead on level the bathroom door will swing open and the front screen door will stick, and one baggage door will catch slightly
i little tweak in the manual mode and all is well.
i adjusted my doors and it seems that they put the rig together a bit "off" if you will
Our doors will shut weather lever our not. Newmar builds a stiff solid rig with little flex. You get what you pay for.
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Our doors will shut weather lever our not. Newmar builds a stiff solid rig with little flex. You get what you pay for.
Well thanks for the Newmar plug, unfortunately I have a Damon so that really doesn't help. I will remember that next time shopping for a rig ;\
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I agree you are not level despite what your bubble says. It may be more a matter of where you are leveling to. In other words, where in the coach are you taking your bubble readings? Try the kitchen countertop or a tiled floor area about center in the coach. If the entry door is the only visual issue, take the bubble readings at the top entry step and level to there and see if the door closes better.
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The leveling jacks have put a twist in the chassis. Up or down on the front left or right one should fix it.

yes i have a jack that leaks down slowly and well do this

it takes a good twist to do this

look out you can pop a windshield or get rain coming in soon
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