Ok, I hate to start a thread about Scamp
door sag knowing that this has been discussed! I've read a number of threads but could have missed the one I actually needed to figure out how to solve my issue.
Here is the situation. I have a 1990 Scamp
16 Layout 4 so it has the front bunks. For the last several years I have noticed that the door does not fit properly. The door latch barely hits the bottom of the striker plate which has resulted in the door opening when towing.
It looks like the door is not sitting straight as there is a gap at the top left of the door that indicates the bottom right needs to be pushed over to square the door.
My trailer has a hand lock mount added to lock the trailer from the outside with a master lock. I've attached a picture. You can see that the hole for the lock does not align any longer. The mount on the door is 1/2" lower.
I've had the frame inspected and they said it isn't broken anywhere. I've looked at the frame and floor in that area but can't see any issues.
One thing to note. When I have the trailer jacked up off of the tires
the issue is corrected. The master lock holes line up exactly. Is this telling me that there is some body sag at the front end of the trailer?
I've also noticed that the wood frame for the screen door on the hinge side has also pulled completely out of the screws attaching it to the trailer. Is this related and indicating some ballooning in that area?
I have not removed the closet or any other structural supports inside the trailer.
I've noticed the bottom of the door hangs down below the trailer an inch or so? Is that normal or indicative that the entire door has moved down or maybe lost some of its curve?
I replaced the hinges a few years ago and can't remember if it lined up then but I don't believe it did.
I've thought about just moving the striker plate down and then also moving the master lock hardware attached to the trailer to line everything up. However, I'm afraid that the main issue will get worse and this will only be a temporary solution.
Any advice on how to tackle this?