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Old 05-13-2018, 08:19 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 25.1
State: Florida
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2016 Vegas door issues

Hi, all. We own a 2016 Vegas 25.1, which weve had going on four summers now. Wed had some issues with the door not closing properly for a while- bouncing off the two sticky-outy thingamajigs instead of closing around them. CW said it was because screws were loose. So we kept an eye on them, but it continued to happen off and on, just sort of randomly.
Well, lord, then things got really fun. Last summer, at the Grand Canyon North Rim campground, we got locked INTO our rig. It was completely crazy, and it requires two rangers, camp staff, and our neighbors to get us out. Seriously. Turned out a tiny part on the door latchguts had snapped off. One ranger climbed in through the front passenger window (bless his heart), and unscrewed the entire latch plate and the door swung open.
Senior ranger screwed things back together and made sure the deadbolt worked, which it did. Next day we were leaving so we headed down the road and ended at a CW in NV. They were booked for a week (lady, were 1500 miles from home at the beginning of an 8 week road trip!), so finally I asked if they had a new lock set. They did. I fixed that bad boy myself. And it worked fine for a couple months. Now, however, its started acting up again.
I guess the reason I wrote all of this drivel is to ask if anyone else had/has issues with their Vegas door latch doodad.

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Old 05-13-2018, 08:38 PM   #2
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Vegas 25.2
State: Florida
Posts: 2,220
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Welcome to the forum! The quick answer to your question is yes.

Two helpful tabs at the tool bar near the top: New Posts and Search.

New posts shows you what has been added since your last visit, very helpful.

Search will lead you to discussions that have been had about topics like your question. You'll find that you are not the first (or the last) to have door latch problems. Remedies are explained along with part order numbers.

I had a similar stuck latch experience several years ago, and the latch didn't remove so easily because of the way it broke. Friends had to remove the entire door, and I can tell you that there are dozens of screws holding the door on!

I think we need to stop calling it "working from home" and start calling it "living at work!"
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:02 PM   #3
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Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
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Lots of discussion on this issue:
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
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