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Old 03-16-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Entry door won't latch

The Tri-Mark 30-900 entry door latch in my 2008 Bounder 35H will not latch unless I slam the door very hard. It started doing this about 2 months ago and I found that the actuation lever in the latch had worn the threads smooth on the rod. I added a nut behind the nylock locking nut to move it to good threads but it really didn't help. If I don't slam the door it jumps open to the secondary latching position. Is it time for a new latch or is there a way to fix the problem? I have soaked the latch in dry silicone to attempt to loosen it but that didn't seem to help.
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the latch should be adjustable. either the lock itself should be able to move up and down a few inches or the stud. Without seeing, its hard to tell, but try and use a big wrench and carefully turn the stud, some will actually move up / down /in /out as you turn it. if its solid and non-adjustable turn to the latch. loosen the 2-4 screws on the side of the door above and below the latch and slide up/down as needed. If it needs to move in/out you may have to shim or grind as needed.
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