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Old 10-21-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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Allegro Driver's Door

The drivers door on our 2012 Allegro is difficult to close. It appears to be out of square as the inside door panel hits the door frame. A local dealer says there is no way to adjust the door piano type hinge to make it fit correctly. Any suggestions to make the door fit would be appreciated. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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Is this something that just cropped up or been like this all along?
If new problem have you tried tightening all screws on hinge? Might have come loose.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #3
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Purchased used with 7,000 miles and it was like this when purchased, although I didn't catch the problem. I did check the hinge screws and they were all tight. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:59 PM   #4
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I also have the driver door and the only problem I have is with wind noise.I really don't know how to fix that but,I can probably check the seals.Be Safe.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:33 AM   #5
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If I don't close the door hard I'll get the wind noise too. It just takes a firm pull.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:17 PM   #6
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I modified a casement window latch and attached it to the top of the door. It pulls it in nice and tight.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:12 PM   #7
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Dabrooks,
Can you take a pic of the latch you are talking about? Tks. in advance.
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:54 AM   #8
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Can you take a pic of the latch you are talking about? Tks. in advance.
I will see if I can get a picture over the weekend.
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:25 AM   #9
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This is the door latch mod. The latch itself is a standard casement window latch. The strike plate was fabricated from a piece of aluminum stock. I clamped the piece down and rough cut it with a jig saw. I finished shaping it with a Dremil tool. The latch was attached using rivets and the strike plate using screw so it could be adjusted. I held the top of the door in snug with a C-clamp while I mounted the strike plate. It was added almost two years ago and I have had no problems or wind noise.
I got the idea from the latch that was on a Georgia Boy we owned.
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I screwed with my door for a long time but was finally able to square it up in the frame. It took many small adjustments and use of lumber and shims to move the door and hold it in place while loosening and tightening. I have a fleetwood but the doors cannot be that different.

The shaft that the door closes on is also adjustable up and down and in and out.
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:17 PM   #11
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dabrooks,
Thank you very much for the picture.Looks like you did a great job.Very inventive.I Didn't mean to hijack the thread.Good Luck and Safe travels.
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Similar issues arise with cars and trucks in general. Pcurt has the best answer, use lumber, leverage/force and shims to move nonadjustable panels into position.
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I am having the same problem with my driver's door. Thanks for the information. Looks like I have some work to do.
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