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Old 04-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Squeaky Door Latch

Don't know if others have had this problem, but the entry door latch has had a terrible squeak for some time. I tried everything I could think of--tightened the latch, loosened it, grease on the lug, spray teflon and silicone--nothing worked for longer than about 50 miles, then it would start to squeak again. On the way home from Gulf Shores this weekend it was really bugging me, so I wrapped a couple of turns of duct tape around the lug. That did the trick! It lasted the rest of the way home (over 400 miles) and, most importantly, it didn't interfere with the operation of the latch. Thought I'd post this for others who may have the same problem.
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Just another good reason to carry that duct tape. Love that tape.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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I have had the same problem with my 2010 Canyon Star. Dealer couldn't seem to fix, I couldn't fix it, was driving me crazy. Did a couple of wraps with electrical tape (forgot to put the duct tape in) and it seemed to do the job. Change out the tape about once a month since the door eventually chews through the tape.
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Assume you're talking about the door squeak while traveling. I also have it and the only way I've found to get rid of mine is to lock the deadbolt while underway as that seems to pull the door in tighter. Never tried the tape solution but may give it a try next trip.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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Thank you for the tip. My door was driving me nuts on the last trip. Good old duct tape!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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I have the same problem on our new 2011 Canyon Star coach.

The squeek is constant while driving down the road. Our dealer isn't nearby. Anyone have a pic to post on how you placed the duct tape? I will try the dead bolt routine while in 'motion' next time. It's rather loud and I can't seem to pin-point the exact location.
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Roseannemarie, the motorhome is in storage so can't post a picture, but the tape is wrapped around the lug (bolt) that sticks out from the door jamb.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:55 AM   #9
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Roseannemarie, the motorhome is in storage so can't post a picture, but the tape is wrapped around the lug (bolt) that sticks out from the door jamb.
Same here, but here is a hint. After trying several different wraps, I found if you put too much tape on the lug it makes the door hard to close completely. I hate having to slam a door to get it to latch. Using electrical tape, wrapping the lug about two times around stops the squeak and still lets the door close properly. Just my two cents worth. Oh and the tape lasts about a week of heavy use and needs to be then replaced.
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Perfect! I get the mental picture, Thank you,
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I also had that problem and finally resolved it through trial and error, moving the post a little at a time. I think it ended up being moved up and in, only a slight amount, but enough to get rid of the noise. I think moving it up has more effect than in. It makes noise because the door is not closed tighly even though it seems to be. I also just bought the replacement post from Omey. check out his website - omeys-performance.com
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