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Old 09-10-2019, 01:43 AM   #1
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Door opens by itself

2015 Siesta Sprinter 24st. On a recent trip the coach door began popping open for no particular reason. I know I should travel with the dead bolt in place (and I certainly do now) but why would it suddenly start doing it? Even with the bolt in place the latch pops open while traveling. Flex in the coach frame? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:48 AM   #2
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Latch or striker plate needs adjusting but always travel with both of them locked.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:57 AM   #3
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Thanks Gritz. That would seem to be the obvious solution but I don’t see a any way to adjust either the latch or striker plate. I guess I need to study it a bit more.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:13 PM   #4
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It may be the striker plate needs moving outward a tad. Try putting a thin washer behind the plate at both screw holes. If that works then you can have frame adjusted a little in same outward direction. Does the entire lock assembly allow for a small adjustment either way? Maybe you could loosen it and move it over a tad.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:28 PM   #5
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You had me with the doors thing...

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Old 09-10-2019, 05:10 PM   #6
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Great video. BTW, you’re not lost, you’re just not there yet.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:44 PM   #7
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I LIKE that!
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:32 PM   #8
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the RV body will flex some when driving (esp on rough roads).... so try what they suggested above and use the deadbolt 99% of the time (esp on long trips).
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:02 AM   #9
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You had me with the doors thing...

Really, laughing out loud!! Never seen that before!!
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