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Old 03-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Smile Side Access Door Won't Close

Hi guys, I'm at Fort Wilderness Campground Walt Disney World, Florida
and I just ran into the problem that my side access door to my Fleetwood Tioga Class C won't close. I've been noticing for some time now
that the latch has been hitting the catch head on. What I'm not sure of is how
it is supposed to latch on. I've attached a photo maybe someone has this type
and knows. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Hi Fshdreemr96 and welcome to irv2!

It looks like your pic did not download, but I will try and help you anyway.

I had a similar problem on my hood latch. The entire key and cylinder was turning so the latch would not line up. With the hood open I could turn the key and watch the cylinder moving around (it should not move at all) The hood frame had a D notch to keep the cylinder from moving. I found the flat part of the D had rounded out. I took mine apart and shimmed the cylinder up tight to the hood opening and it has been working fine every since.

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Old 03-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy the site. I can't really comment on your problem but I'm sure you'll get some help from someone on the forum. Hope you enjoy Disney and all your future travels. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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On my moho the frame side part of the catch is adjustable. If the screws come loose that part will slide down not allowing the bolt head looking door side parts to slide into place. I hope yours is like mine. You can fix it with a Phillips head screwdriver.

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As previously posted, check the door frame to make sure everything is in place and tight. Look at the door and you should see two bolts sticking out with an odd type York fitting. Make sure these are tight. You can use a pliers to tighten them. As you close the door these two bolts should line up to two slots on the frame. You might have to adjust the part on the door frame. One other thing is make sure the dead bolt lock isn't engaged and the latch part pushes in freely. Hope this solves the problem.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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A major league thanks to all who responded with valuable
Information that I'm sure I'll be able to use in the future. As
It turns out, after I studied the situation further, the screen door
Frame was hitting first giving the illusion that door latch was not aligned.
Problem solved. Thanks again to all, hope to see you on the road!

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