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Post by davecrawf Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:04 pm

Can anyone offer advice?
Unless I slam the habitation door quite hard, it doesn't close properly. I  have tried lubrication but the problem still persists. 
Any ideas?

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Post by Cymro Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:10 pm

Funnily enough I had my Hartal door adjusted yesterday. In my case the lower door catch wouldn't engage the loop. The loop was adjusted. But the technician told me that, because it would free slightly with use, he'd set it to start with such that the door needs a hefty slam to close. In due course it will probably ease.  Time will tell.

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Post by mcalid Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:29 am

davecrawf wrote:Can anyone offer advice?
Unless I slam the habitation door quite hard, it doesn't close properly. I  have tried lubrication but the problem still persists. 
Any ideas?

Dave
Hi Dave,
I have to push hard on the bottom section of my Nuevo door to ensure it is closed properly and then check it with a pull on the handle.
I fitted a folding locking bar as a precaution, maybe not necessary but better safe than sorry.
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Post by burlingtonboaby Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:04 am

Had the same hab door shutting problems on my old 09 Nuevo and Sigma, sigma had the locking mechanism springs replaced with stronger ones, also had a Fiamma locking bar fitted like mcalid .
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Post by davecrawf Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:09 am

burlingtonboaby wrote:Had the same hab door shutting problems on my old 09 Nuevo and Sigma, sigma had the locking mechanism springs replaced with stronger ones, also had a Fiamma locking bar fitted like mcalid .
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Thanks.
I also have the locking bar, which makes us feel a bit more secure.

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Post by burlingtonboaby Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:39 am

davecrawf wrote:
burlingtonboaby wrote:Had the same hab door shutting problems on my old 09 Nuevo and Sigma, sigma had the locking mechanism springs replaced with stronger ones, also had a Fiamma locking bar fitted like mcalid .
Boaby
Thanks.
I also have the locking bar, which makes us feel a bit more secure.
Always wanted a Broadway EK around 09/10 era. But couldn't afford it,so ended up with the Sigma, big roomy van, but disappointed with the narrow overcab bed size and hard seats.
Have a nice day.
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Post by davecrawf Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:14 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:
davecrawf wrote:
burlingtonboaby wrote:Had the same hab door shutting problems on my old 09 Nuevo and Sigma, sigma had the locking mechanism springs replaced with stronger ones, also had a Fiamma locking bar fitted like mcalid .
Boaby
Thanks.
I also have the locking bar, which makes us feel a bit more secure.
Always wanted a Broadway EK around 09/10 era. But couldn't afford it,so ended up with the Sigma, big roomy van, but disappointed with the narrow overcab bed size and hard seats.
Have a nice day.
Boaby
Have to say we love our AS Broadway EK. It is so practical,  and is a special edition with a 3 litre engine. Ex demo with only 4k miles at time of purchase (2013) It was more than we planned to pay for our first MH, however, once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Post by RML Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:48 am

A caravan/motorhome worker told me that closing a door is a 2 stage process. First gently push the door onto the first latch then push again with a flat hand near or on the handle to fully close - same process inside while pulling. Works for me every time and no slamming required. 
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Post by davecrawf Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:46 am

RML wrote:A caravan/motorhome worker told me that closing a door is a 2 stage process. First gently push the door onto the first latch then push again with a flat hand near or on the handle to fully close - same process inside while pulling. Works for me every time and no slamming required. 
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Thanks for that, I'll give this a try. Got to be better than slamming.

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Post by Cymro Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:16 am

RML wrote:A caravan/motorhome worker told me that closing a door is a 2 stage process. First gently push the door onto the first latch then push again with a flat hand near or on the handle to fully close - same process inside while pulling. Works for me every time and no slamming required. 
Rich..

My dealer told me that, too, although if my newly-adjusted catches are too tight I may have to resort to a mild slam henceforth...
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Post by Coachward Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:43 pm

Hi , I have a 2021 Burford Duo and have noticed that the part of the hab’ door hinge doesn’t have any screws to hold it to the body and seem to be bonded only . Is this normal or have they been missed off on assembly?
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