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Entry Door "opensezame" NOT
We're leaving  tomorrow for Yellowstone via Lake Wallowa OR, Hells Canyon, Stanley ID. Sawtooth Mountains and Jackson WY. And probably a bunch of stuff in between. Here's my dilemma, the entry way door doesn't want to open.

I just came back from...

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That bolt you are talking about has been mentioned before. It is supposed to float. If it gets moved by a shirt or something you need to center it with the door.

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Thanks Craneman,
The bolt/striker was tight and hadn't moved. Once I got it loosened I did however adjust it several times looking for the best position.  I might try that again tomorrow

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I also have a similar issue.  Mine will sometimes bind when air levelers are  being used.  If I air up with engine running, the lock will not bind, and open.

Knowing this, I now always check if lock Is binding before leaving on air leveling.

This...

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Thanks Craneman,
The bolt/striker was tight and hadn't moved. Once I got it loosened I did however adjust it several times looking for the best position.  I might try that again tomorrow

My...

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I also have a similar issue.  Mine will sometimes bind when air levelers are  being used.  If I air up with engine running, the lock will not bind, and open.

Knowing this, I now always...


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Our shoulder bolt "floats" too. I would always catch my shirt or jacket on it, and it had a sharp point that would occasionally cut my arm. I removed it and filed down the sharp edge, then made the mistake of tightening it too much. After getting...

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Regarding the "wedge" at the top of the door:  That is for keeping the door open and the cable is connected to the inside (black) handle, requiring it to  be pulled in order to release the wedge.  Hope I'm making the right reference and not...

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 So we're all on the same page get a number two Phillips screwdriver and simulate closing the latch assembly on the door with the door opened  stand outside with the door open so you're able to swing it back-and-forth to gain access to the inside...

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Regarding the "wedge" at the top of the door:  That is for keeping the door open and the cable is connected to the inside (black) handle, requiring it to  be pulled in order to...


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Thanks Sven, that's what I thought I'll probably straighten that out. It is bent up(?)John, that was the first thing I did. the latch closes with minimal pressure and opens from both the...


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Hello Mobius,
   I just recently had the same thing happen on my coach after it was serviced. The tech was not instructed on how to close the door from the service advisor. I had instructed him on how it operated and he did not pass it on to the...

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Thanks Jack, it's definitely not the lock as I was on the inside the first time we had the issue and moved the lock several times thinking that was the problem. It still opened hard in the...


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Eric,

Here is some info you need to look over that will explain how your latch should work. PTL Preferred Door Latch Adjustment
Mike

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1995 U280 entry door with a different unlock problem.  Had to climb in a rear window to open the door with the lower latch. That was working fine on the inside but exterior latch would not open the door.  Ended up taking the latch post off to...

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I have had a problem with the entry door gasket sticking to the door frame.

Use a  super sensitive, nuclear powered pry bar, starting at the upper left corner, while holding the outside latch in the open position.

After opening use a rag and...

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I just got back from having my 2001 U320 serviced.  Now I am having trouble closing the entry door.   I had cautioned them about the proper way of opening and closing the door, but I am sure the mechanic pulled on the door to close it.  I can see...

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For those who have their coaches serviced: tape a sign on the outside of the door explaining how it works.  Several different people may use the door while being serviced.  Maybe a waste of time, no one reads instructions any way.

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Phyllis, can your call your service shop re this, sounds like they are responsible and should fix it?
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So? 

Cable adjustment or PTL door locking mechanism?   :D

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I have had this problem several times. It has been fixed, but sometime reoccurs.
One thing that I have tried that has seemed to work is to try and clean out any dirt or "stuff" in the mechanism and spray it with silicone. Then work it a few times.


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I use dry Teflon spray lubes on moving parts as dust and grit won't stick to it, or gum up. Even use it on my motorcycle chain. Just don't get on your disk brakes. Sailors use it on their sailcloth and blocks to keep them clean. Super slippery...

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