Gap in door

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  1. Kevin79

    Kevin79 Member

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    I noticed last night that the door on my camper doesn't close tightly. It looks like the top part of the door isn't level even though the sides of the door and the camper is. Any idea how to fix this?

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    Sorry they are blurry. Hopefully you can see the bubble on the level






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    It looks like a P.O of the trailer may have used the stabs to level a couple times and they tweaked the frame.. Not to much you can really do to adjust the door... Can add some weather stripping to fill in the gap..
     
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    We found out on our last camping trip (after fighting with the door on multiple trips!) that we had our roof cranked up too high. A couple turns to lower the roof, and the door opened & closed with ease.
    I wonder if that could be the problem with yours too perhaps?
     
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    I tried lowering the roof and it didn't help. The door opens and closes easily.


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    I didn't see most of the pictures. You said the camper is level, is the roof level?
     
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    It is front to back. I can't check side to side until I put the bunks in on Sunday.


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    Is the door latch closing and holding door closed?
     
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    Yes.


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    So the gap at the bottom of the door is parallel to the floor and the same thing with the sides of the door and their corresponding panels's, is that correct? If that is the case, then the roof is un-level.

    You can check the frame's straightness with a string and three equal height spacer blocks.
     
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    Not sure I follow. The door frame is level, the door itself is not. Specifically, the top part of the door (the part the folds up and attaches to the roof) is not level even though the corresponding frame is.


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    Like I said, is the roof level?
     
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    Gap at bottom.... Same all the way across?
    Gap at left side... Same top to bottom?
    Gap at right side... Same top to bottom?

    I can see that the gap at the top isn't.

    What I'm trying to find out is if the door out of 'square' or is it the opening that's out of 'square' or both.
     
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    No, the gap is worse to the left, away from the hinges. It also appears to be worse on the bottom.


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    Examine the door itself. Are the corners tight and square?
     
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    I'll have to check when I get home and have access to a square. I'll have to see if anything can be done to the hinges.


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    We have the exact same
    Door, Startcraft right?
    Our does the same thing.


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    No, the camper is a Jayco. I think I'll look into some weatherstripping, just to close the gap.


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    The bottom is because the wood is warped. Even with it pushed in tight, there is a gap up top. It looks like the top is crooked. I haven't had a chance to look closely at the hinges yet.


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    Lots of clear concise pictures this time please. Possibly a long straight edge on the hinge side of the door to show if it bowed or not. Details showing a foot or so of an item may help clarify an actual latch but it won't help trying to figure out if the roof is swayed to one side. That requires a pulled back view as does a side view of the door and surrounding areas.
     

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