Habitation door needs hefty slam

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  1. darlobob

    darlobob Read Only Funster

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    The habitation door on my 2013 Flash 10 needs a hefty slam (very loud at night, and flyscreen comes loose) to close it properly because it is bowed. The dealer tells me they are all like that. Has anyone else had the problem? Is there a fix?
     
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    Only fix for a warped door is replacement....but theres always the possibilty the new door will go the same way.
     
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    Have you tried adjusting the striker plate? My Chausson was the same. I spent a few minuets adjusting it and it now closes fine.
     
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    Ours needs a hefty slam shut as well. I'm conscious of it at night as it's very loud. It's a 2013 Majestic 185. Will check it tomorrow and adjust if I can. Thanks
     
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    Although not a Chausson, I'm another for the adjustment of the striker plate.

    Our large habitation door can be quietly pushed shut, with only a tiny click to be heard, as the mechanism engages. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    The dealer got a new door for another customer but it was just the same. The people who do my habitation service say there is no more adjustment on the striker plate. I don't know which way they wanted to move it but it seems to me you would let in a severe draught because of the bowing. I'll have another look myself.
    Thanks for speedy replies.
    Bob
     
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    On our 2014 Flash 10 it also has a bowed door, the handle bit sticks outwards more than the top and bottom of the door. I did adjust the striker plate a bit which improved it a little. If yours is same bow direction you might find that if you press hard onto the handle of the door when shutting it that it engages just as well as slamming it and a lot more quietly !!

    PS, did you know if after locking the hab door from the outside with your key, if you remove the key with it horizontal it makes it impossible to open the door from the inside, ie like it's deadlocked ? Found that out by accident.
     
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    We had that on our Hymer, loose bolts on the hinges was the problem. Check those, they may look ok, but investigation with an Allen key may suggest otherwise.
     
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    I took delivery of my new Chausson 530 two weeks ago - The habitation door only closes too after an unnaturally hard slam (and usually after 2 or 3 attempts) it actually pains me to slam it so hard, but the door seals don't come together fully unless I go for it! I've reported this to the dealer who can only fit me in to look at the issue in late January 2017! The comment from them was "it probably needs a slight adjustment". I don't feel particularly good about leaving it so long, mainly because we are planning to get out and about in it most weekends. I suppose it is possible that I'm doing further damage. I plan to call the dealer again and request they look at it much sooner. Judging by the amount of similar posts, i imagine it must be a recognised fault!
     
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    This may not be relevant but it's worth a look. I've noticed of late that the hab door needs a good (noisy) slam to shut it properly and even then there's a gap at the bottom. Had the van at home to do some bits ready for annual service a couple of days ago and decided to strip the door to try and adjust the remote locking mechanism that is sticky and doesn't always operate properly.

    Once all the tiny screws were out I noticed that both the top and bottom latching mechanisms on the door were loose - thinks, I didn't unscrew anything there! So finished stripping the door to find that the metal plate holding all the door mechanism was delaminating from the door itself. There doesn't seem to be any fixings as such, it just being bonded - yup, cheap Swift construction! Not having any Sikaflex (other bonding agents are available!) to hand I tried No More Nails which appears to do the same job and after letting it cure properly it seems to have done the trick, the locks are firm and once I'd put it all back together the door looks to shut much closer and without having to slam it. There didn't seem to be any way of using some form of mechanical (i.e. screws) attachment so we'll have to see how it goes.

    And the remote door locking works better now, even though all I did was clean it and operate it free of load a couple of times. Mind, be careful when reconnecting the power cables - it will work both ways but if they're reversed, so is the operation i.e. "lock" becomes "unlock" and vice versa so central locking is wrong. Don't ask how I know..............:rolleyes:
     
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    Terry - One particular thing you just mentioned in passing is a special interest - The habitation door on my new Chausson doesn't lock with the remote, as the other doors do - I have to lock it separately with the key - I found this out by when returned to the MH after having left it unattended and "locked up" (not!) for about 4 hours - Tried the cab door and it opened without unsetting the alarm - So I thought this must be normal and by-design! I wonder if that is the case on the Chausson(?) - I must ask the dealer the question I suppose.

    Thanks Terry!
     
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    6 month old Chausson 515, similar issue with hab door. Not bowed, but closure isn't very positive and tends to need a bit of a slam

    Going in for a few bits and pieces to be snagged (Elite at Banbury - who have been very good) - silly stuff like missing sink stoppers, replacement window surround, wobbling water pump (grommets need refixing). I will ask them about the door

    The central locking/unlocking works well on all doors, so there's something wrong there
     
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    Including hab door in the central locking wasn't always standard, but I'm pretty sure it is now. Think you've got another thing for them to look at.
     
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    There is no central locking on the hab door of Flash 10s.
     
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    Yes, thank you - my untrained eye examined the door/lock tonight and it all looks very manual/mechanical
     
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    I also collected my new 530 from Elite of Banbury 3 weeks ago - Our snagging, including the stubborn Hab door, some carpet piping that's unraveling, and missing scatter cushions(!) and a sharp shard of metal on the bathroom tap handle! But overall - really happy so far!
     
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    Have to say I was very impressed with Elite. No pressure, very helpful. Chausson do need to up their game with quality control, but I suspect they're all much the same. So far we've averaged 1,000 miles a month and thoroughly enjoying our new van
     
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    We've done 300 miles in 2 weekends in Gloucs and Wilts (Cant wait for Friday nights now and escaping the office!) I'll be having to up the 6000 mile annual allowance on my insurance if this carries on!
     
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    re:- quality control, yes agree. We looked at a Rapido and an Auto-sleeper before we opted for the Chausson and they were a cut above - but a lot more money too....You pays your money and takes your choice, I suppose!
     

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