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Old 10-05-2020, 03:51 PM   #1
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Cabin Door Latch Adjustment

Hello, I have a 2020 Thor 31W and the door requires slamming to latch completely. Does anyone know if the door latch is adjustable? I've attached a few pics of my door latch. Thank you.
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:42 PM   #2
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Hello, I have a 2020 Thor 31W and the door requires slamming to latch completely. Does anyone know if the door latch is adjustable? I've attached a few pics of my door latch. Thank you.

I feel your pain. I have a 2018 Thor 31Z. Have spent hours trying to get the doors to shut. I started with the strike plate. If the outside door worked the screen door wouldn’t. If the screen door works the outside door doesn’t. I just gave up.
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Old 10-05-2020, 05:15 PM   #3
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I feel your pain. I have a 2018 Thor 31Z. Have spent hours trying to get the doors to shut. I started with the strike plate. If the outside door worked the screen door wouldn’t. If the screen door works the outside door doesn’t. I just gave up.


Same for me. I have a 29m. Adjusted it several times. Still wacky.
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:17 PM   #4
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Same for me. I have a 29m. Adjusted it several times. Still wacky.
When you say you adjusted it, was this done at the latch on the door, or the post on the cabin? Thank you, I just want to give something a try
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Old 10-05-2020, 10:51 PM   #5
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When you say you adjusted it, was this done at the latch on the door, or the post on the cabin? Thank you, I just want to give something a try


I did some adjustment with the latch on the door side but it still is not perfect. Works best when the coach is level.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:10 PM   #6
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Hello, I have a 2020 Thor 31W and the door requires slamming to latch completely. Does anyone know if the door latch is adjustable? I've attached a few pics of my door latch. Thank you.
First of all, I have a Trimark 650 in an older coach. The striker plate on the coach is usually not adjustable unless you oval the locating holes. The latch is somewhat movable if the Philips screws are loosened (3 on the inside and two on the door's edge). In some cases you may need to shim the guide pin(s). First you need to look for wear points on the striker plate and then move the entire latch up or down to eliminate the friction. You may need to enlarge the opening in the door.
If the is no rubbing on the alignment pin(s), then check the spring tension on the latch. It should move in easily with the index finger if not the spring can he heated to reduce the force or the spring can be cut. Those of us with the Trimark 650 get very familiar with the enter workings of the entry door latch.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:13 PM   #7
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Move the post on the door.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:46 PM   #8
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Move the post on the door.
Yep, looks like it needs to move down.
I put a arrow where you loosen. Draw a circle around it with a sharpie so you can tell how much to adjust, might take 2,3 or more adjustments.

Off topic, what camera/phone did you use for these very good quality pictures?
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Old 10-06-2020, 12:03 AM   #9
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Moving the post; that's what we did with our Outlaw.
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:35 PM   #10
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Yep, looks like it needs to move down.
I put a arrow where you loosen. Draw a circle around it with a sharpie so you can tell how much to adjust, might take 2,3 or more adjustments.

Off topic, what camera/phone did you use for these very good quality pictures?
Thanks for the info! Off topic, I used my 2+ year old Samsung S8 phone to take the pics, I just happen to be a little anal and always wipe the camera lens off before taking pictures...
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:36 PM   #11
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Thank you everyone for all the information!!
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Old 10-07-2020, 02:45 AM   #12
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Thank you everyone for the awesome information. Turns out the latch post just needed barely a sixteenth of an inch lowering as shown in the pic. Door now closes perfectly, and life is good between wifey and I, cuz she was done with the slamming crap... Thanks again!
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Old 10-07-2020, 02:48 AM   #13
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Thank you everyone for the awesome information. Turns out the latch post just needed barely a sixteenth of an inch lowering as shown in the pic. Door now closes perfectly, and life is good between wifey and I, cuz she was done with the slamming crap... Thanks again!


Wow, I will have to try that as well. Wasn’t sure the post could be adjusted. Thanks for the great tip and good news it worked for you.
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Old 10-07-2020, 02:53 AM   #14
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Wow, I will have to try that as well. Wasn’t sure the post could be adjusted. Thanks for the great tip and good news it worked for you.
I was shocked too, I made one minor adjustment out that didn't help, then made the adjustment shown in the pic and life was great. Give it a shot, it was literally a 5 minute fix!
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Old 10-07-2020, 02:58 AM   #15
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I was shocked too, I made one minor adjustment out that didn't help, then made the adjustment shown in the pic and life was great. Give it a shot, it was literally a 5 minute fix!

I am all in!! I had no idea you could adjust that. Will give it a try tomorrow. Thanks for the pictures. They help a lot.
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Old 10-07-2020, 03:03 AM   #16
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I actually unscrewed it and put a spacer to push it out more. That fixed my door.
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Old 10-07-2020, 12:07 PM   #17
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Thank you everyone for the awesome information. Turns out the latch post just needed barely a sixteenth of an inch lowering as shown in the pic. Door now closes perfectly, and life is good between wifey and I, cuz she was done with the slamming crap... Thanks again!
Congratulations!
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Old 10-10-2020, 07:42 PM   #18
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We have a Thor A30. Door latch looks exactly like ours. Slammed mine for a year or more and finally figured out it was Not the door latch etc at all. It was the screen door handle position that was misaligned and was preventing the door from closing Properly. Repositioned the screen door handle latch and now can close the door with ease. Also the Top dead bolt usually won’t work Unless the coach is level.
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:33 PM   #19
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On my ACE I have it close really tight for driving noise and squeaking. The big stud on the jam can be moved some for this. Torque the heck out of it re tightening
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:51 AM   #20
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I have the solution. I had the same problem. My door even swung open while I was driving down the road. The problem is caused the the gap between the door and the frame. Get a star Allen wrench and unscrew the the stud in the door frame. Be careful not to drop the nut in the door frame. Put an 1/8 inch thick steel washer on the stud and screw it back in. Moving the stud out further by an 1/8 inch should solve the issue.Click image for larger version

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