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Old 01-23-2022, 12:55 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-24-2022, 07:23 AM   #2
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The coach twists a bit when leveling and you may add more problems than you cure.

There are plenty of threads on how to adjust it properly and a great video if you are interested.

If it is popping open the latch is not fully engaging I suspect. It needs to go over a certain distance to trip.

Adjusting is easy but does take a good hour or more because of all the disassembly needed.
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Have you lubed the striker? A bit of lithium grease goes a long way. Maybe there's too much force in the closing action, that moves the striker?
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The coach twists a bit when leveling and you may add more problems than you cure.

There are plenty of threads on how to adjust it properly and a great video if you are interested.

If it is popping open the latch is not fully engaging I suspect. It needs to go over a certain distance to trip.

Adjusting is easy but does take a good hour or more because of all the disassembly needed.
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As noted above the striker is meant to be able to float as the coach
flexes.
There have been threads showing how to adjust the 2 latches.
Also, there is a small brass bushing that can be lost and cause latching
problems.
Read this thread for more info.

http://https://www.irv2.com/forums/f...ng-487769.html

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