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Old 01-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Anyone experienced the sliding doors starting to bow or curve and rub on the frame? Our 38T has two for the bathroom and one all of sudden has a nasty bow. Don't know how it happened and it does not appear to be off the tracts.

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Anyone experienced the sliding doors starting to bow or curve and rub on the frame? Our 38T has two for the bathroom and one all of sudden has a nasty bow. Don't know how it happened and it does not appear to be off the tracts.

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Old 01-22-2008, 04:41 AM   #3
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Kyle,

In my travels, I cannot remember anyone talking about sliding doors warping. That would seem strange to me, given the sturdy construction of the doors.

We have one single and one double sliding doors. Not one problem so far.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:52 AM   #4
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Kyle:

I would think if the wood in the doors was properly kiln dried before construction, they would not be warping now. Is it possible that you have some sort of moisture problem near the door/s?

I would contact Winnebago and see if they might replace the door.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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I would be amazed and astounded if the doors were actually warped or bowed - they are hollow core and should be immune from warping.

My money is on a track or hardware problem. I recently had the 'keeper' (for the lack of a better term) that keeps the two doors captured together while they operate (slide) come loose. This little thingamabobber is at the bottom of the door. Forgot exactly where.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:25 PM   #6
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I had a similar problem where the bifold door to the bedroom would bind up at the top track and would not close. The track itself needed to be raised at the far end from the door pivot. This involved removing the track and "header" over the door and shaving the track so the track could be raised at the one end. I used a table saw and dado blade, but there may be other ways to handle it. I did not have to modify the oak trim on either side of the header, so it looks as original.

I cannot see any warpage in the doors, and this condition existed when I bought the rig used. Now all is well.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #7
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I have had both of my bedroom sliding wood doors repaleced due to warping,bowing and scraping together.I attribute my problem to the coach siitting in high humidty not being used, Air Conditioner not on etc before we bought it which was new but it sat on the lot for a long time, before we came along

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Old 01-25-2008, 05:00 AM   #8
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Well not sure what caused the issue but here are some photos. You can see that the door is 'bowed' in the middle and it is still on it's tracks. That was the first thing I checked. We have been fulltiming in the RV for the last 18mths and all of a sudden this occurs? Considering the RV has stayed in 3 places for any period of time, Apple Hill, Ontario in good weather (e.g. early Fall), Maine in the late Fall and Christmas and Virginia Beach, VA 80% of the time. We haven't changed our heating/cooling methods and we use the fireplace, two electric heaters and the heatpump/furnace depending on how cold it gets. We also have a small humidifier as the heat makes the air very dry and it barely keeps up.








Looks like I will have to call Winnie for this because I agree these doors should not bow/warp as they are not wood. The other bathroom door is only 5ft away and it's fine.

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After seeing the photos, my guess is the light wood framing inside the door has warped. I would suggest you contact [email protected], send him the photos and ask for assistance. Bryan is a good guy and will help.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Reply </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tks smlranger, I will send Bryan a note and see whether he can assist.

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Is the door warped or is the wall bowed?
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:12 PM   #12
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Kyle, I had the same problem with on of my pocket door. The dealer was not able to resolve the issue and we drove back to the factory to replace it.
We live in the desert and it seems that the hotter it got the more the warp. The new door we got at the factory has started to delaminate a little.
Winne reps and my file have been updated, but can,t keep running back to the factory for service.

Thinking of going back to a rally and getting a new replacememt.

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GG1, it is definitely the door. I considered the same thing but if you look at the third photo, the bow in the door is evident.

smlrange, Bryan's e-mail address bounced back. Either I copied it incorrectly or maybe it has changed?

rab, unfortunately I am a long way from the factory, I wish I could get there because I would prefer they to the work than the local dealer where I am staying.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kyle241:
GG1, it is definitely the door. I considered the same thing but if you look at the third photo, the bow in the door is evident.

smlrange, Bryan's e-mail address bounced back. Either I copied it incorrectly or maybe it has changed?

[email protected]

or you can try [email protected] and make the message to Bryan's attention.


rab, unfortunately I am a long way from the factory, I wish I could get there because I would prefer they to the work than the local dealer where I am staying.

Tks.
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