Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-19-2016, 08:50 PM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 80
Entry door won't stay in the open position

The entry door on my 2011 34Y Meridian will no longer stay open in the slightest breeze. There is absolutely no resistance when closing it. Is there an internal spring that is broken that normally keeps the door open? Any suggestions?

Thanks
__________________
2011 Itasca Meridian 34Y
2014 Honda CR-V
Algonquin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 06:31 AM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
There is a scissor-arm linkage at the top of the door that bolts to the top of the door as well as the door frame. On that linkage there is a pin that slides into a u-shaped jaw, causing the door to stay in the open position. You can remove that linkage and replace with a new one from Winnebago, (pricey and will wear out again), or you can put a tiny bit of material, I used silver solder, on the tips of the jaw until you feel there is enough resistance to hold the door open.
Brent
__________________
2013 Winnie Journey 42e
Brent, Melissa and Poopsie the cat
RvWarner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 06:45 AM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 181
I made a solid door stop out of aluminum angle iron. See pics.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	attachment[4].jpg
Views:	68
Size:	248.0 KB
ID:	116913   Click image for larger version

Name:	door holder 2.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	262.5 KB
ID:	116914  

Click image for larger version

Name:	door holder 3.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	208.3 KB
ID:	116915  
charles tuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 06:57 AM   #4
Winnie-Wise
 
ChasA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 449
Same problem here. I use a bungy from the mirror arm to the inside handle.
__________________
2010 Winnebago Journey Express 34Y
2010 Freightliner XCS (mfd 9/'09)
'07 Saturn Vue V6
ChasA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 07:01 AM   #5
Winnebago Watcher
 
Captjake1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Where I happen to land
Posts: 2
Check out this thread for another solution. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/repl...ut-276148.html
__________________
John and Debi
2008 Beaver Contessa, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee,
28 years retired Fire Captain Tales of the Muttley Crew
Captjake1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 07:37 AM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by RvWarner View Post
There is a scissor-arm linkage at the top of the door that bolts to the top of the door as well as the door frame. On that linkage there is a pin that slides into a u-shaped jaw, causing the door to stay in the open position. You can remove that linkage and replace with a new one from Winnebago, (pricey and will wear out again), or you can put a tiny bit of material, I used silver solder, on the tips of the jaw until you feel there is enough resistance to hold the door open.
Brent
Thanks for the advice. I never imagined that the door relied on a tight fit in the scissors-arm linkage to stay open. I will try to tighten the fit as you suggested, or replace the linkage.
__________________
2011 Itasca Meridian 34Y
2014 Honda CR-V
Algonquin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 08:25 AM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
Luckiest Dreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 123
I use a nylon strap with a hook on one end and a plastic bundle tie looped around the door handle to keep it open. The strap is looped around the mirror arm and the other end with the clip is clipped to the wire tie around the inside door handle. Of course the length of the strap needs to be tight.
__________________
Larry B, Luckiest Dreamer
Luckiest Dreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 08:55 PM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 80
I wrapped some electrical tape around the pin that fits in the jaws in the scissor-arm linkage. Door now stays open satisfactorily.
__________________
2011 Itasca Meridian 34Y
2014 Honda CR-V
Algonquin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2016, 11:37 AM   #9
Winnebago Master
 
DancinCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: On the Road Westward
Posts: 693
A new one is $200.00 plus change. The original ones come with a metal C-Clip surrounding the rivet. They do not sell a replacement clip.

A member of our Vegas Rollers Chapter came up with a fix. He ground off the bottom of the rivet, center tapped it for a screw. Took the rivet to the hardware store and found a spring that fit over the rivet. Screwed it back on the the arm.

Have not seen it as we are back east for awhile, but was told it does work.
__________________
Dan & Sharon & Kasey (Our Yorkie Puppy (12 Yrs Old) On the Road (2012 Journey 36M, 2006 Jeep Liberty)
USN-Ret ('65-'93) Fulltimers, Class of 2012
DancinCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2016, 04:12 PM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
Jupiter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 181
This is how I "fixed" the door arm on our last coach (2013 Journey).

I used a very large water pump pliers to squeeze the open slot in the arm to slightly close the opening just a little tighter. Now, while squeezing as hard as I could with the pliers, I persuaded closing the gap by tapping on the pliers with a hammer. This takes a bit of finesse to pull off, but you really only need to close the gap a millimeter or so to make the door latch nicely. I found this to be a permanent fix.

cheers,
Joopy
Jupiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2016, 10:35 AM   #11
Winnie-Wise
 
1ciderdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 478
Quote:
Originally Posted by charles tuit View Post
I made a solid door stop out of aluminum angle iron. See pics.
I'm with the bungee cord to mirror folks but that sure looks do able.
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
door


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Entry Door "Stay Open" KIX General Maintenance and Repair 17 08-18-2009 10:39 AM
Sofa footrest won't stay locked in the "in" position CHIPPYSGT Winnebago General Discussions 6 03-29-2008 09:22 AM
Sliding Pocket Door Won't Stay Open/Closed Mike in Florida General Maintenance and Repair 21 12-13-2007 03:32 PM
Securing front door open, vulnerable to being sprung open past hinge limits. Gary CA General Maintenance and Repair 9 09-13-2005 02:02 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.