Door doesn't seem to fit the body of the trailer - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-01-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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Door doesn't seem to fit the body of the trailer

I have a 2016 13' standard scamp. The top 3/4 of the door seals just fine but the bottom 1/4 lets in water etc. When you look at it from the outside it looks like the door is the wrong shape at the bottom. I live 1600 miles from Backus so can't get it back to show them the issue. Any thoughts on how I can seal the door since it appears to be malformed?

(I was originally going to make the trip to pick it up in person but a death in the family caused me to have to resort to delivery - so I wasn't able to inspect it before taking delivery. )

Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:07 AM   #2
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You have a one year warranty, so you may want to call SCAMP.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:37 AM   #3
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Scamp doors hang down below the door threshold and the bottom rat fur gets dirty. It's been that way since the very beginning. So it's doubtful your door is any different then any others. If you're having issues other than at the bottom, you may need to replace/adjust the weather stripping. The easiest is when it's dark outside, have someone run a flashlight beam around the door perimeter (outside).You're inside and checking the seal.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:33 AM   #4
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Take some photos of the door to show the problem and post them here. Might help if people can see what you describe.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:08 AM   #5
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I had the same issue with my 2015 Scamp. Let Scamp Repairs know. They have a repair solution that adds some spacers to your inside door lock and that then pulls the door tighter into the body. They may also send you a different door seal. Others have had this same issue and it is fixable. I, too, could see light but with the repair things are now better.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:41 AM   #6
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CAUTION....

I had a similar problem with 2006 when it was new. Changed the type of seal and it improved for a few months, then the shape of the door changed a bit. It takes about a year for the fiberglass to stabilize. By doing something early could be worse than living with the problem for a while.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:20 AM   #7
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I had a similar problem with 2006 when it was new. Changed the type of seal and it improved for a few months, then the shape of the door changed a bit. It takes about a year for the fiberglass to stabilize. By doing something early could be worse than living with the problem for a while.
Perhaps. But for sure discuss with Scamp before you take that route. Protect your warranty.

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Old 05-02-2016, 02:28 AM   #8
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Thanks for taking the time to give me input. I will get in touch with scamp before doing any modifications myself first and see what they say. If they can't or won't help then you all have given me some ideas to look into. I appreciate the feedback from everyone.
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