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Old 01-18-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Door mechanism lubrication

I have tried to squirt graphite in the main door mechanisms, but it is still a little hard to open. It seems like I have to pull the door latch all the way back and then pull hard before it opens. There's got to be a reasonable way to lube the latch. Thanks John Brandon

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Old 01-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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The striker can be adjusted. Methods vary by year, make and model of coach, but it is seldom difficult.

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Mine was the same way. More so with regard to locking the door from the inside. I had to pull in and up on the handle to get it to lock. After awhile the lock became harder and harder to flip (to get the dead bolt into the hole on the frame.)

I took the screws out and removed the whole latch assembly from the door. I lubricated the parts with silicon spray. I put it back together and lined it up to where I thought it looked and felt right before tightening the screws. It's worked perfect ever since.
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