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Old 01-07-2022, 04:00 PM   #1
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Entry Door squeaks

Hi. I have a 37.1 Miramar 2017. For the life of me I canít seem to stop the entry door from squeaking.

Any thoughts?

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Old 01-07-2022, 04:05 PM   #2
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Squeek when open and close the door or squeeking going down the road?
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Old 01-07-2022, 04:08 PM   #3
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Sorry. Going Down the road.
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Old 01-07-2022, 04:09 PM   #4
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Try soaking the hinges - or basically ANY friction point/contact point that moves with PTFE dry lubricant - the same stuff as recommended for slide room mechanisms. That lube doesn't attract dirt like other petroleum based lubes do.

I frequently squirt PTFE lube into door latch mechanisms and hinges to keep them working smooth.
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Old 01-07-2022, 04:34 PM   #5
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Sorry. Going Down the road.
have same issues in our rig, I have oiled everything, put in spacers, etc

I have mini bungee cord I pull door tight to hand rail mainly on crappy roads where it is the loudest.

If you figure something out, like to hear!
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Old 01-07-2022, 04:58 PM   #6
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The RV's I've had the entry door has a two-position latch when closing the door. If you close the door like you are closing one in your house it latches in the first position. You may notice some air gaps and lots of squeaking going down the road. If you slam the door shut harder, it will latch in the second position, and you will notice the door is much tighter in the frame. This is the position your door should be in when going down the road or camping in cold weather.
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Old 01-07-2022, 05:12 PM   #7
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Could be your seals squeaking. I use slide seal lube or some such on my slide etc.
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Old 01-07-2022, 05:21 PM   #8
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Is this a "squeak" or a "rattle"... two entirely different animals! A squeak generally comes from a friction point - two things rubbing together.

A rattle generally comes from two objects with close spacing that "bang" together.

Squeaks can be fixed by applying a lubricating film between the two surfaces. Rattles are fixed by eliminating the space between two surfaces.

If your door is squeaking - find the squeak and lubricate.

If it's rattling - something is loose or there's a gap. Check latches for slack. For instance, I have our main door catch set so it takes a little more force to make it latch - a firm push with a hand from outside, or a firm pull of the door handle from inside to make it click in. It's a little less convenient than just slamming the door, BUT it eliminates any play or rattling of the door while in motion.
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Old 01-07-2022, 06:42 PM   #9
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Driving in side winds usually allows air to flow between the door seals creating a shrill squeaky sound

Lubricate the seals and check door adjustment

Strong side wind, not much you are going to do about it
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Old 01-07-2022, 06:55 PM   #10
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Is this a "squeak" or a "rattle"... two entirely different animals! A squeak generally comes from a friction point - two things rubbing together.

A rattle generally comes from two objects with close spacing that "bang" together.

Squeaks can be fixed by applying a lubricating film between the two surfaces. Rattles are fixed by eliminating the space between two surfaces.

If your door is squeaking - find the squeak and lubricate.

If it's rattling - something is loose or there's a gap. Check latches for slack. For instance, I have our main door catch set so it takes a little more force to make it latch - a firm push with a hand from outside, or a firm pull of the door handle from inside to make it click in. It's a little less convenient than just slamming the door, BUT it eliminates any play or rattling of the door while in motion.
That's the way I fixed ours, the striker plate is very adjustable.
If yours looks like this use, these screws to adjust.
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Old 01-08-2022, 01:17 AM   #11
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Here is a little secret. Buy a package of those round furniture discs. place them along the door frame at about 10" spacing. Then put a few in between the door and screen. Make sure you really close the door solid, secure both locks and close the plastic slide cover. I have eliminated all squeaks, rattles in the door and screen while going down the road.

If i get a squeak now. I know i have left the door unlocked, or haven t closed the door tight. I have also done this on the TV mounts, table extend legs.
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Old 01-08-2022, 03:46 AM   #12
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from drivers seat I assumed door was squeaking, crazy loud. darn dinette.
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Old 01-08-2022, 06:38 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=txc2936@yahoo.com;330027]Here is a little secret. Buy a package of those round furniture discs. place them along the door frame at about 10" spacing. Then put a few in between the door and screen. Make sure you really close the door solid, secure both locks and close the plastic slide cover. I have eliminated all squeeks, rattles in door and screen while going down the road:

Good Fix!
I will throw a box in the "drawer". You know the quick fix crap drawer with the duct tape, plastic electric tape, super glue, silicone caulk, WD 40, Teflon tape, plumbers putty, sheet metal & woodscrews; that drawer.
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Old 01-08-2022, 02:57 PM   #14
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I do know that draw. However, the Mrs has found it too and its getting over populated.

I test drove the Freedom Traveler and the HR series RV prior to the THOR ACE. I couldn't accept the rattle of the bedroom door in the track, i got the THOR ACE because the bedroom door on the 30.4 folds against the bathroom blkhd. That is how sensitive my ears are. I put these little pads between the TV mounting bracket behind the TV.

I cant get rid of the cross wind noise that comes thru the side drivers windows. But that requires raising the radio volume.....
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Old 01-08-2022, 03:03 PM   #15
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Use a product called door ease (or a similar wax based lube) around the door seal perimeter where it contacts metal.
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Old 01-08-2022, 03:05 PM   #16
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