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Old 01-25-2014, 11:30 AM   #1
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I love my Newmar but I do not like my basement doors. I am continuously trying to make them line up from top to bottom and in and out. The latches are always to tight or to loose. I think that one of the answers is for Newmar to quit using self taping screws and bolts. Last week I got tired of fixing one of my doors so I took the keeper off, drilled holes through the frame and installed bolts lock washer and a nut, so far so good. Another problems is the doors are sagging from the hinge, I just tried to adjust the door by loosening the 10 or so screws and saw that the top screws had been in one hole more than likely would not shut then removed the screw and reinstalled by making another hole. Self taping screws again,

I was at the Tampa show last week and looked at the Essex, King Aire mad the Mountain Aire all had the same hing and locking system, am I the only one that has a problem with doors shutting and alinement.
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I love my Newmar but I do not like my basement doors. I am continuously trying to make them line up from top to bottom and in and out. The latches are always to tight or to loose. I think that one of the answers is for Newmar to quit using self taping screws and bolts. Last week I got tired of fixing one of my doors so I took the keeper off, drilled holes through the frame and installed bolts lock washer and a nut, so far so good. Another problems is the doors are sagging from the hinge, I just tried to adjust the door by loosening the 10 or so screws and saw that the top screws had been in one hole more than likely would not shut then removed the screw and reinstalled by making another hole. Self taping screws again,

I was at the Tampa show last week and looked at the Essex, King Aire mad the Mountain Aire all had the same hing and locking system, am I the only one that has a problem with doors shutting and alinement.
How about some pictures so we can see what you are looking at.
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I will try. Have not had much luck with iPad
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Sorry do not have internet here, cannot post picture from iPad.
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Here is information for two door types used by Newmar top hinge and side hinge.
If you raise jacks to high you can flex your chassis side rails and doors will bind in door frame.
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