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Old 03-07-2020, 08:50 PM   #1
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Front entry DP door tweeked

My front entry door seems to be tweaked a bit the top closes easily but to get the bottom to latch we have to slam it. The door is visually in at the top. Is this normal or if not how do you adjust it.
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Take a short piece of 2 x 4 and place it between the door and the frame abut 3/4 of the way up the door. Close the door and push the bottom in firmly. If this doesn't tweak it enough, put the 2 x 4 on it's side (creating a 4" gap) and try again. It may take several firm pushes.
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to add to Don's recommendation, open any door windows before tweeking the door to lessen the chance of twisting the window and shattering it. More typical in a car door than an RV door but I can't see yours from here
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Take a short piece of 2 x 4 and place it between the door and the frame abut 3/4 of the way up the door. Close the door and push the bottom in firmly. If this doesn't tweak it enough, put the 2 x 4 on it's side (creating a 4" gap) and try again. It may take several firm pushes.
That's the way an RV technician bent my door to fit better, he removed the glass first. He said virtually all RV doors are slightly warped and should be reformed to the specific opening.
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Wow seems very “get a bigger hammer” type of solution. I would have thought there would be some kind of adjustment like car doors have.
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Wow seems very “get a bigger hammer” type of solution. I would have thought there would be some kind of adjustment like car doors have.
Car doors are the same to "adjust" for twist. Very common. I need to tweek my wife's escalade door to bring the top in a bit for air noise....2x4 yank through the open window standing on the roof with another short 2x4 keeping the door from locking...
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Wow seems very “get a bigger hammer” type of solution. I would have thought there would be some kind of adjustment like car doors have.
Nope, the tech told me he could order a new door for our 5er and it might be the same way when it arrived. He said actually it's the door jamb, not so much as the door; however the door is much easier to "adjust" to the frame in the wall.
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Take a short piece of 2 x 4 and place it between the door and the frame abut 3/4 of the way up the door. Close the door and push the bottom in firmly. If this doesn't tweak it enough, put the 2 x 4 on it's side (creating a 4" gap) and try again. It may take several firm pushes.


Funny, I read this and thought, "Who in the heck is recommending this?!



Gulp...then I saw it was Don...oh..well, in THAT case...I'll give it a try!



But then after reading about removing the glass 1st, I am hesitating to do this.



But yeah, you'd think there would be an adjustment somewhere on the door, but I'm not really seeing anything that would help.



Ours too 'seems' warped...tight up top, but you can see daylight at the bottom when you're inside.



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Same angle but I’m pushing on it:
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Sooooo, use the 2x4?
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