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Old 08-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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Shrunken bathroom door (no kidding!)

I've been on a trip the last 3 weeks and have been surprised to find that my bathroom door has warped and actually shrunk. Lock no longer contacts the plastic latch gizmo on the door frame! I normally hang out closer to the coast. It's been hot and very dry here in Utah. Weather a factor

Very strange indeed!

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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Your 19ft was built where their is humidity in the air year around. The door would shrink because it no longer has moisture around it. You should talk to Reace on this problem.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
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On the other hand, I believe the ply that is used comes from Alberta. Curious.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
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We're sure the the door hinges haven't been bent by accidentally leaving the door unlatched even once during your travels?

I can remember Dave at Escape cautioning me on that point during his excellent pre delivery walk through. I can't remember his fix for the sprung hinges but it seemed simple enough.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #5
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We're sure the the door hinges haven't been bent by accidentally leaving the door unlatched even once during your travels?

I can remember Dave at Escape cautioning me on that point during his excellent pre delivery walk through. I can't remember his fix for the sprung hinges but it seemed simple enough.
We got the same advice. I think the fix was to put a block of wood against the hinge and tap it lightly to bend it back towards the latch. He said this would work a couple of times.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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I just looked at the top hinge. It might have bent out which certainly could cause the problem.

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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I had to move the stricker on our bathroom door about a month after we picked it up last summer for the same reason, It was fine when we picked it up but then it stopped staying shut and I found the stricker was no where close, I suspect the door might have changed shape a bit as it dried out
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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Folks that live in really dry heat, often times put 5 gallon bucks full of water in areas around the inside of their homes to put moisture back in. They don't want their homes to turn to dust.

We often worry about leaks from snow/rain/ice... but there are times NOT enough moisture can cause problems.

I own a Scamp deluxe... all wood interior. During the low-humidty/high-heat (sounds strange since I live in the Pacific NorthWET) a couple of times, I've actually put open glasses of water inside my trailer. Warped wood, isn't fun... anymore than wet wood.
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Thanks all. The block and hammer trick worked. Door is still warped. Hopefully a return to the coast tomorrow will help. BTW, the hinge probably wont survive another episode.

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BTW, the hinge probably wont survive another episode.

Greg
You can find them at Lowes. You'll have to put them in a vice to put the little bend in them the way Escape does (to clear the trim on the door), but otherwise they're an almost exact replacement.
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