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Old 05-24-2016, 09:16 PM   #1
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Doors hard to open

(Edit: Should have said door hard to open, I am talking the coach door) We picked up our LTV Libero in Kalispell MT a couple weeks ago and are slowly making our way back to Cape Cod where we live. Currently in Custer SD. The RV is great but one thing is driving me crazy. The seal between the rubber gasket and coach door is so tight it can be very difficult to open. When it is warmer it seems to stick less. I tried putting dry silicone spray lightly on the door (not the gasket) but that didn't seem to make any difference. Maybe I didn't use enough, I wiped some away just to avoid a mess. Any suggestions on how to release this door? I hate tugging on the door handle that hard.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:04 PM   #2
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It's new, it's going to have to break in some. Do you have any armorall, I spray that on my seals to keep them lubed. Spray on rag first then wipe it on.
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303 should also work. That's what Fantastic Vent told me to use on the sticky gaskets on the Fantastic Fans.
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303 should also work. That's what Fantastic Vent told me to use on the sticky gaskets on the Fantastic Fans.
I totally have to agree with Mr. D, it's just harder to get. I do use 303 on all my seals, sliders, windows, doors, and even the cab doors.
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I totally have to agree with Mr. D, it's just harder to get. I do use 303 on all my seals, sliders, windows, doors, and even the cab doors.
Thanks all. I assume you are talking about the 303 Aerospace Protectant. I have a bottle of it back home from Amazon. Sounds like a difficult item to find on the road but I'll look.
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Can you adjust the latch ?
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Can you adjust the latch ?
The latch releases OK, its the grip the rubber gasket has on the door. From inside if I stick my finger into the rubber gasket it breaks the seal and it opens easier. From outside you just pull until it finally pops open. When it gets warm it also seems to open easier.

Neither dry silicone nor 303 seemed to make a difference although the rubber looks nicer after the 303.
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