Door striker movement
searched but every thread seemed to be about how to adjust. My problem is that I want to stop "auto" adjustment.
During the recent cold snap I found that the door wasn't latching. Not saying it has anything to do with the cold ... could be from the door being slammed. It would seem to latch, but wind passing the coach could pop the door.
I have made several attempts to center and set the striker and the door will close and latch properly. BUT when I open the door, striker has moved enough that, once again, it will not latch properly.
I've tightened down the striker as much as I can, and even removed one of the two washers behind the plate, but closing the door still caused the striker to move. It seems to always be swiveling up and inward ... just a fraction but enough to screw up latching.
Removing striker completely, I see a captive nut that has plenty of side to side movement, and a tiny bit of up/down movement. But I see no way to get at the nut once threading the striker back in place.
Any idea on what can be done to secure the striker? Right now my only thought if either drilling and tapping the top of the plate and installing a set screw ... or drilling and installing a rivet.
Pete and Debra, Mena AR
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