Don't laugh at this question !

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  1. Adbt

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    After the hab door saga I've had with Bailey ( new door now fitted but was done just before our NZ trip so has never been used in anger ) the question I'm asking is

    " what is the correct method / procedure to close shut a hab door from inside or out ? "

    Bang shut ? Gentle pull in and click close ? Let the wind take it ?


    Cheers !
     
  2. sdc77

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    As someone who has just had a hab door repaired I can confirm it should just close gently and click shut. Ours does now from inside or out.
     
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    I think you have to do whatever you need to do to close it properly.
    We had an older Autotrail which we had to slam to close properly and no amount of adjustment wold improve it (not very popular on campsites during the night ;))
    However, with our current van, just a gentle push/pull is required and this must have less impact on the door and surroundings. If your door has just been fitted I would expect it to close gently.
     
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    Mines a gentle slam :)
     
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    we have to slam our bailey hab door
     
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  6. Adbt

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    Which model do you have and is it now the norm with Bailey hab doors ? Cheers !
     
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    We have an Autograph 745. We had to slam the door of our last MH which was a Tribute and our friends had to slam the door of their Kon Tiki. I thought it was the norm.
     
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    Not that daft a question, not long after we took delivery of a brand new Coachman Caravan they sent out a dvd of how to close the door properly:Eeek:
     
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    Slam from outside and hard pull once on the latch from inside. Its all to do with bedding in the seals i was told. :cautious: Using it every weekend for 3 months now, I'm sure their bedded in now. ;) Add to the snagging list.:rolleyes:
     
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    Husband slams , I close then push and click! We have a Hobby MH .
     
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    Ours requires a final "tug" from the inside to get that final click shut..
    And a gentle "push" from the outside once it's almost home..
     
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    Haha ..................... yon need a PVC ;)

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh ......SLAM :eek:

    Guaranteed to p@@s off any one parked nearby on a quiet site :devil:

    (I always tried to do it gently, honest:cautious:)
     
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    Bailey approach, needs a slam
     
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    Rapido. Need`s a Slam (ish). Of course American R-V`s will close properly and quietly:whistle::whistle:
     
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    Ours is the same, the top lock engages with no effort, but the lower one needs a little encouragement.
     
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    HA,HA,HA,HA,HA.......:rofl: :imoutahere:
     
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    We have Bailey 740 we have to slam shut or door doesn't shut tight at bottom.

    Liz
     
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    You need Larry Grayson to show you how to "shut that door" ... :ROFLMAO:
     
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