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mhbell 08-01-2021 10:25 AM

Anyway to adjust door
 
I have a 1995 Jayco 262FK travel trailer and the front door is draging on the threshold. Upon closer examination I've determined that the door is a replacement. The door is in good condition, but there is no way to adjust it up or down that I can see. It needs to be raised up at least 1/8th inch to 1/4th inch. I thought of taking the door hinge pins out and adding washers to raise the door, but it looks like there isn't enought space to put a washer in. Anyone else had this problem and if so how did you solve it? any help or advice is appreciated.
Mel

Tomahawk 08-01-2021 11:01 AM

I haven't had to do this. However, if it latches correctly, you might not be able move it up without messing that up. On my TT the door was not latching correctly but I was able to loosen and adjust the handle in the door to get everything to work. Before you do anything, I'd check the door frame and the door for squareness and make sure if I move the door the seals still work. If either is racked, it will be really hard to make it work without replacing the door (custom door to match frame or a new square door) or modifying the door. On my home doors, every now and then the screws in the top hinges loosen letting the door sag a little causing it to rub. Easy to fix by tightening screws. You could do the hinge pin thing but you'd need to grind hinges to make room for the spacers. You could shim behind the hinge but that tilts the door and will only raise it a tiny bit. If everything is square and it really needed to move up an 1/8, I'd probably move the hinge locations on both the door and the frame.

mhbell 08-01-2021 12:20 PM

The door larch barely fits in the striker Because the door is a replacement door that the previous owner installed and the latch was probably higher on the old door. I will have to study it some more. Maybe move the hinges on the door and the frame. Will have to check clearance at the top. Thanks for your reply.
Mel

BPTS 08-01-2021 07:00 PM

First thing to check is the doorframe for square. Run diagonal measurements on the jamb.
If they are out of square it won’t matter how many doors you hang.
Given the age of the trailer I would not be surprised if a wall or floor has settled/sagged.

mhbell 08-01-2021 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BPTS (Post 5856524)
First thing to check is the doorframe for square. Run diagonal measurements on the jamb.
If they are out of square it won’t matter how many doors you hang.
Given the age of the trailer I would not be surprised if a wall or floor has settled/sagged.

Well The door frame is a little bit out of square but not that much. I moved the door and hinges up on the frame 1/4 inch and that solved the problem for now and the door and screen are working just fine.
Mel
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