Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
This is making me nuts!

We have a 2013 Itasca Ellipse 42QD.
When parked, jacks down and slides out, the rear bath door will not stay open.
The auto level says all is level. I've checked various places in the MH with a level and all indicate things are level.
Sometimes the door will want to close more rapidly than others (when we have changed locations), sometimes more slowly. It is never consistent.
All the other doors that swing freely (1/2 bath, microwave etc.) do not do this.
I don't want to bend the hinge pins in order to keep it open.
Any thoughts on what else I can do?
retdep018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
al2ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 17
Grab a level, it's probably not squared.
__________________
USAF Veteran
2014 Forest River Georgetown 351DS
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Toad
al2ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
gmanatl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hiram, GA
Posts: 57
Your bathroom wall is probably not anchored to the floor. Had this problem on our 2008Tour. Fortunately Winnebago took care of it under warranty. Sloppy work at the factory.
gmanatl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 03:50 PM   #4
Winnebago Master
 
FIRE UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 1,718
Quote:
Originally Posted by al2ride View Post
Grab a level, it's probably not squared.
OP,
This is most likely, your correct answer. What this could mean is, the vertical line, or, the hinge pin line of all three hinge pins on your bathroom door, may not be "plumb" with DIRECT level of your coach. If it's off by even a small amount, you get the result you're seeing. As we all know, the fridge is the most important component and reason, for leveling, as accurate as possible.

If one is lucky, and, all things are built correctly, then when you level, and your fridge is level, then all the doors will stay, where you leave them, partially open, fully open, almost closed etc. While putting an "ultra slight" bend in all the hinge pins in order to put a bind on each hinge, which in effect would act as a resistor for the door to "float" closed, it will also put undo and unnecessary, expedited wear, on each hinge.
Scott
__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 07:46 PM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
jerichorick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Full-timer/volunteer w/SOWERS
Posts: 2,613
Quote:
Originally Posted by retdep018 View Post
We have a 2013 Itasca Ellipse 42QD.
When parked, jacks down and slides out, the rear bath door will not stay open.
The auto level says all is level. I've checked various places in the MH with a level and all indicate things are level.
Sometimes the door will want to close more rapidly than others (when we have changed locations), sometimes more slowly. It is never consistent.
All the other doors that swing freely (1/2 bath, microwave etc.) do not do this.
I don't want to bend the hinge pins in order to keep it open.
Any thoughts on what else I can do?
Our coach has the same issue. DW gets run over by the washer and dryer doors and I get hit with the bathroom door. I have to fiddle with the controls until the doors for DW are good. Some time the bathroom door is ok and other time not. I chock it up to RV GREMLINS. We still love the coach.

Rick Y
__________________
Rick & Melissa Young & Dawson (RIP), 2011 Meridian 40U, FL XCL, ISL 380HP/DEF, Al 3000 MH, 2014 Honda CR-V, SMI AF1, Blue Ox TruCenter & tow equip.,EEZTire TPMS.
Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Best job we ever paid to do . (full time volunteers)
jerichorick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 08:03 PM   #6
Winnebago Camper
 
spinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Houston, TX, 77069
Posts: 24
Even if the coach is level and it all looks ok doesn't mean the doors are mounted level :-)
__________________
Steve Pinn
2008 Newmar Essex-4514
2014 Ram Laramie ecodiesel
spinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 10:16 PM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
vsheetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 227
Door jam not plumb. Check the hinge side with a level.
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 08:36 PM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
bertman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 44
Had to take my door off to reglue the joints. While off, I realized how much space you gain by NOT having the door on. Installed a spring loaded bar across the top of the jamb and wife installed a heavy drape type material. Love it. Had this now for two years, will never go back to the door!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1365 (2) (480x640).jpg
Views:	128
Size:	253.7 KB
ID:	65692   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1368 (2).jpg
Views:	128
Size:	575.0 KB
ID:	65693  

__________________
Bob & Deb K.
2012 Itasca Ellipse QD 'Elli'
2010 Buick Enclave AWD Toad 'Ginny'
bertman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
ditto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 146
I suggest you ck the level of the coach too! We had the same issue until the jacks were re calibrated using a level for reference. Now jacks down, door stays open.
__________________
2018 Entegra Anthem 44A
16 RAM, 14 Buick Enclave
Bailey our Boston Terrier
ditto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Wheel liner lug nuts Craig H Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 9 08-12-2009 07:24 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.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×