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Old 11-30-2017, 06:30 PM   #15
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Alway learning on this forum! The squeaking door on our rig has been driving us crazy. I would lube it and it would last just a day or so. I put a couple wraps of electrical tape on the metal pin also and .... totally silent!!!

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That does work very well for about a year, then a couple of new wraps....CDSF... Cheap Door Squeek Fix
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:53 PM   #16
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I am noticing a trend here.

Newmar: Put electrical take on the door post

All others: Clean and/or lube the seals.

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I am noticing a trend here.

Newmar: Put electrical take on the door post

All others: Clean and/or lube

Phil
Yep, Newmar owners don't like rubbing against a greasy door pin when going in for a glass of wine
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Electrical tape wrapped around the latch pin worked for me. I tried lube which would work a short time, but the tape stopped the squeak.
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:25 PM   #19
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SilGlide works well on rubber/neoprene seals . Use in the rv and the auto also
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End Result

Long overdue followup to this post. I wrapped the door frame 'pin' that the door latches on with 2 winds of electrician's tape. Of all the suggestions it was easiest and material was at hand. This quieted the annoying squeak and squawk very nicely. Some of the tape has already worn through but the sound has not returned.
Now I can hear the 2nd loudest annoying sound, rattling stove top. A couple of the rubber grommets are shot, hopefully a fresh set will get me to whatever the 3rd loudest annoying sound is....

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I know this is an older thread brought back to life, but I noticed several people, after I posted, who eluded to sing the tape on the door pin if yo own a Newmar. I found a better way that is permanent. The door pin is designed to float so the door doesn't jam shut when the coach is not level.

Using a large wrench, you can unscrew the door pin and remove it. It has a large washer attached to the pin between the stud itself and the threads. I used a piece of flat plastic from a storage bin cover (white cover for those clear storage bins) and cut out a washer the same size as the metal washer on the door pin. I reinstalled the door pin with the new washer and tightened. Once tightened, the door pin was still capable of floating, but was tight. This insulator solved the door rattle.
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