Scamp Door Sag - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-19-2015, 03:54 PM   #1
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Scamp Door Sag

Okay, so...years ago when I did not have this problem, I saw a thread about the Scamp having a sagging door problem. Of course, now I have the problem, did a search and can't find the thread. Basically my door is, well, sagging. I have to pull up on it to get the latch to correctly engage. Please tell me I don't need a whole new door! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Monica M

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Old 03-19-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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The most common cause are the hinges will slip slightly over time and just need adjusting. Loosen the hinge bolts and the door can be moved. Realign and tighten the bolts

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Old 03-19-2015, 05:07 PM   #3
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Followed by hinge pin/ball being worn or aluminum hinge itself being worn. Both replaceable parts from Scamp. Call and have them use the post office to send. Bunch cheaper than the web store for small items.

The bottom corner of the door opening on the hinge side is attached to the frame by a small piece of plywood that extends a cross piece of the frame out to where the bottom of the door opening is. That piece can rot which allows the hinge side of shell to move.

Symptom would be door opening is wider at bottom than at top and hinge side of the door opening is not straight up and down (90 degree from floor) when checked with a carpenters framing square.

I would start with loosening the hinge attachment bolts and re-adjust as suggested. Check the other stuff if problem remains.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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A ten year old Scamp shouldn't have these kinds of problems. The brass ball takes years to wear out. And unless you have frame issues (cracked) or the door is full of water from a leaking window, the whole door shouldn't be sagging.

Are you sure the "tang" that the door lockset hooks to (body side) that keeps the door closed, isn't worn?
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:36 PM   #5
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Oh, thank you all so much. RogerDat, sounds exactly like my problem. Donna D, I have not had any moisture or anything, just the misalignment of the door. Ian G, same to you as RogerDat...and it should be a basic fix....if there was such
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