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Old 08-05-2014, 07:17 PM   #15
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I hobbled out to our rig today to check the no-slam door that we learned to love during our 9000 mile trip earlier this year. Upon close inspection while moving both outside and screen doors, together and separately, I only noticed one anomaly. While opening and closing the screen door, I noticed that the bottom of the screen door moved about 1/2 inch sideways in the door frame. All door seals however are acceptable (if not perfect). The screen door is supported/connected to the hinge by a "Z" shaped bracket. Some adjustment (bending) of that might make a difference. I'll not do this until I study it a whole lot more.

I misspoke. The bottom of the screen door does not move 1/2 inch. It is the door frame that is moving, but only about 1/8 inch. So as the outer door is closed, the tight hinge forces the frame to the right (forward) about 1/8 inch. This is not happening at any other hinge. I will try lubing this when I get the energy.


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Old 08-06-2014, 12:05 AM   #16
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I am using some graphite lock lube on my hinges and they seem a little smoother but still have some drag to them.

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Old 08-06-2014, 11:44 AM   #17
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I read your link and feel so bad for you, but I want to re-iterate that the issues I had with the trailer were not unexpected or dreadful. The dealer fixed everything we asked them to do before we left the lot, and we didn't have anything else show up on our shake-out trip last weekend. I really just posted to encourage folks to fully check out their trailer before leaving the lot. For example, if we hadn't checked every AC vent in the camper, we might not have discovered the bedroom one didn't work (but all the others did). As for a bit of caulk here and there, I had to do that on a brand new bathroom built by a quality builder! I could have had the builder out to do it, but it was faster to just do it ourselves.

Best of luck to you in your travails. BTW: I went to grad school in Stillwater >35 years ago, and I have family in the area. Keep cool!
Absolutely. This is our first trailer and I really didn't know com'mear from sick'em. They stepped through everything but we never turned on the water. It was checked off on the list as inspected. I think my advice to anyone would be take an experienced person with you to inspect trailers.

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:08 PM   #18
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Well after today's journey east over bumps and repairs to I-80 thru Nebraska, I have discovered that I had to adjust the drawer closers on two drawers as they were open upon arrival to camp.

While stopped at Kearney Nebraska for lunch at Perkin's restaurant I discovered that the lower trim just in front of the door was buckled. I believe this was caused by expansion from sun heating the aluminum lower skirt. After arrival at camp it was much less buckled. I thin the walk-in door trim is forcing it somewhat forward and will relieve the pressure upon returning to home.

Some one has stated that maybe my A/C is drawing to many amps? I do not know what the specs are for this A/C unit. Maybe if I check it on the roof it will tell me. I do know from my surge protector that has a direct led readout that it is drawing 17 amps most of the time. Maybe this is to great?
I could read in the owner's manual but have any of you ever read these things? They are so vague and encompass the entire lineup of trailers, not just the specific one we have.
Ok, I found the papers to the A/C unit. It is on a 20 amp circuit so I can assume 17 amps is normal.

We just went thru a very very strong thunderstorm and have found two water leaks. Both in the front bedroom. One I believe was water coming from the front storage and possibly I did not have the slam door slammed closed on one side. The other was below the window and when I discovered it on the floor was small but still should not be there. I believe the wind was blowing from that direction so will check with a pressured hose when getting home.
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We met our son in Idaho for some white water rafting last weekend. We stayed in his trailer because there is plenty of room, and we didn't want to drag our trailer out sevens hours away for one day of camping.
On his way to the campground, he lost a rear tire, and took out his wheel fender, mudflap, and aluminum between the wheel and back door on his 2014 trailer. When he started looking at the other tires, he found cracked valve stems on all three. They say you don't get a tire pressure monitor until after this happens, but I'm getting one soon!

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