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Old 12-05-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Storage door mis-alignment

Hi All, anybody else have basement doors that are difficult to close? Mine are clearly mis-aligned (seems to have worsened over time), causing the latch-end of the door to sit flush (when closed) against the door frame... I literally have to force the doors shut, eventually it's going to damage the door and/or the frame. Looking at the hardware, there's no obvious (to me) means to adjust the doors...?

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Old 12-06-2016, 10:19 AM   #2
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It may not be the actual door itself. If your rig is not properly balance it can cause the doors to be hard to open/close. Check carefully that your rig is balance both front-to-back and side-to-side. I had this happen to me when one corner of my TT was not properly balanced and I could not open my outside kitchen door.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:36 PM   #3
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Well, the trailer is currently sitting at 0.0 front to back and 0.2 side to side so I don't think that's my problem... if that little bit is the cause, I'll just have to live with it.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:36 PM   #4
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I've had that same issue, my hinge is riveted and not adjustable. I took a 6 ft length of 2X4 setting it on the ground with the 4 inch side against the trailer and the 2 inch side along the edge of the door on the latch side. A couple of strong wacks with a heavy hammer up and down the board compressed my hinge back into alignment and allowed the door to shut without having to slam it.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:16 PM   #5
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There's an idea... I'll try it out. Thanks, HornedToad.
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