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Old 01-26-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Front Door Seals

Or front doors in general. Are class A doors semi-standard, made by a third party company or does each manufacturer make it's own door?

Nearly every coach we have driven has had wind sound emanating from the front door. I'm just assuming the seals are leaking since we've been looking at 1998-2001 coaches. Can you adjust the door for better fit or do you have to replace the seals?
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On some DPs they are made by a company in MI. You will need the model number that should be on a sticker inside the door. I called them to order a new handle with lock and keys . They were very helpful. Here is the link to them.
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Can you adjust the door for better fit or do you have to replace the seals?
The door latch can normally be adjusted for a better fit, but it often makes the door harder to open.

Seals can also be replaced. Monaco still stocks the seals for my 2000 model Holiday Rambler. I have no wind noise from my door.

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Whether they buy them or make them, the seal material is going to be some satndard type available from a seal/rubber supplier. Neither the coach builder nor a window/door supplier makes their own rubber seals. Identifying the right type might be a challenge, but they are available.

Yes, there are usually adjustments. However, back in that timeframe there were numerous door noise complaints and the basic issue was simply inadequate structural rigidity in the door area. The frame shifts with movement and the door moves in the frame, so some leakage is common. Eventually most of the manufacturers improved their designs to reduce or eliminate the problem, but many lower or mid range coaches in the 90's and early 2000's have the wind noise problem and a fix rarely lasts long.

You will have better luck with a high end model (and they don't cost much more at that age), but some of them weren't perfect either.
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Buy some 1.5 inch wide tape and run a strip along the front edge. Cover the hinges as you go. It will crinkle a little bit over the hinges but you can tweak it a bit and get good coverage. This covers the front gap of the door.

You can buy some D shaped soft peel and stick material at any Home Depot or Lowes. Line the insides. Sometimes after dark and using a flash light you can identify areas needing attention.
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A 2x4 and a hammer on the latch side of the door can be used to adjust the hinges........
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