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  • JoeTex16
    JoeTex16 Why didn't I think of that? Tips and Tricks:
    October 3, 2019Someone may have posted this on here before, or heck, I might have even posted this comment before. It's one of my biggest pet peeves with other RVers and I'm sure I'm not alone in this opinion.

    It has to do with SLAMMING entry and bay doors while you'r...  more
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    • JoeTex16
      Travelinlady October 3, 2019 Sometimes we have to slam the door on our RV or it won't shut all the way. Especially when the jacks settle and it's not level and more. I've heard other RVers have the same problem.
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      • JoeTex16
        Seann (the Canadian) October 3, 2019 Then re-level
      • JoeTex16
        Travelinlady October 6, 2019 I would but sometimes it would be two to three times a day in areas of soft soil.
      • JoeTex16
        Henry and Debbie October 8, 2019 seann. when you back onto levelers to get level, I'm suppose to bring my slide in. take everything off the counter move the camper, put the camper on top of more blocks put the shit back on the counter just to pack it up in 12 hours. wow bet the neighbors...  more
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      dalyn8 October 3, 2019 as a weekender I am offended by your post insinuating that we all slam doors. Well, you are very mistaken, I do not slam doors and haven't heard others. Maybe that is because I live in Canada.
    • JoeTex16
      Relentless Vacation October 3, 2019 Aren't they called slam latches? :)
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    • JoeTex16
      John & Diana October 3, 2019 You may be too sensitive to your surroundings.
      I usually blend into the environment by the first Jack and Coke or the third cold beer.
    • JoeTex16
      Hank & Shirleen October 3, 2019 I am aware and do try to close my door easily, but we have A “ floating latch” and trying to close the door easily just doesn’t work. I don’t slam it but it takes a good pull to get it to latch. Pulling easily from the inside just will not work.
    • JoeTex16
      Michael & Georgie R. October 3, 2019 A good wireless headset and some great music would be a positive addition to your mood and RVing experience. Just a suggestion, you're not going to change other people's annoying habits.
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      • JoeTex16
        JoeTex16 October 3, 2019 Gee, I must be the only one.  Maybe I am too sensitive.  I've never had any issues with my doors or latches, but maybe that's because I don't SLAM them all the time.  And just because it's a "Slam Latch" doesn't mean you have to!  Beer...  more
    • JoeTex16
      Full Time Barb October 3, 2019 When I purchased my Toy Hauler, my dealer told me I had to slam the door.  I was horribly upset and told him I have never had to slam a door on the 3 other RV's I had.  He shrugged his shoulders.  I do not slam it.  I close it them pus...  more
    • JoeTex16
      SouthParkSteve October 3, 2019 On my travel trailer, the door will not latch without SLAMMING it, so that is the only way to get it to shut.  I will not leave my door flapping open in the breeze for fear of offending overly sensitive people.  If you want to get away from SLAM...  more
    • JoeTex16
      LindaLee79 October 3, 2019 As a solo and newbie traveler with pets I find getting into the front door and keeping the pets from getting out while doing so often leaves me with not enough hands to manuver closing the door gently. I may SLAM.
    • JoeTex16
      Carol & Rob October 3, 2019 I will be more conscious from now on closing my door and I’m pretty sure I’m one of them that slam it shut. Thanks for pointing this out. Have a great day :)
    • JoeTex16
      Joan & Wayne October 3, 2019 Slamming doors are annoying, but not worth losing sleep over, or not making a friend.
    • JoeTex16
      Benji October 3, 2019 Let me know if I’m parked next to you so I can move.
    • JoeTex16
      DK4Nature October 3, 2019 It is called courtesy. I traveled for 22 years....tons of slamming hotel doors at all hours of the day and night, excessive loud talking in early hours of the morning, people shouting down the hall at all hours. Some flight attendants and passenger...  more
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    • JoeTex16
      DK4Nature October 3, 2019 Cheers!
    • JoeTex16
      TheClearyClan October 3, 2019 JoeTex16, first let me ask a question, did your mom or dad work the third or over night shift where you had to be silent during the day to not wake them up? That was my childhood. As a result I am very quite and I am more likely to notice others making n...  more
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      • JoeTex16
        JoeTex16 October 3, 2019 TheClearyClan, no.  However, I was taught to respect and be courteous to others, as well as be conscientious of how my actions may impact or affect others.  It is apparent in the vast majority of the responses to my post that a lot of people nev...  more
      • JoeTex16
        SouthParkSteve October 3, 2019 @JoeTex16, respect and courtesy is a 2 way street.  You seem to fail to recognize that slamming doors is unavoidable for many of us.  So have some respect and courtesy for us as well. Somehow I don't see how you can say sneering dow...  more
    • JoeTex16
      HammerOn October 3, 2019 We have a Class B Sprinter van with the sliding side door. No way to close the heavy door without a very forceful slam. We know it's loud, but there is nothing we can do differently. When weather permits, we leave the door open as much as possible and us...  more
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      • JoeTex16
        JoeTex16 October 3, 2019 SouthParkSteve and all others - Respect does work both ways!  If folks are frivolously slamming doors repeatedly, then those RVers are not being courteous to me or other RVers - Right?.  By no means am I trying to look down my nose at "weekender...  more
    • JoeTex16
      Bob & Shirl Thompson October 3, 2019 My pet peeve is RVers arriving after dark and having their headlights shining

      right into my rig. .
    • JoeTex16
      CharLeigh RV October 3, 2019 Not limited to “newbie” or “weekend” RVers.
    • JoeTex16
      Dwight Thomas October 3, 2019 Agree with the noise thing, but my pet peeve is people with Dogs that "walk" them to the pet area allowing them to pee on the aluminum wheels on my rig then yell at the dog to 'get over here'. I've taken to presenting them with a rag and some Mothers alum...  more
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      • JoeTex16
        Joan & Wayne October 3, 2019 Just way too must justification of bad behavior. Get out and decompress, not bring your anxiety and frustration with you.
      • JoeTex16
        19KC69 October 4, 2019 That’s a great idea!
    • JoeTex16
      Trailerite October 3, 2019 Sorry. I may occasionally be a slammer. As much as I try not to make excessive noise, sometimes a latch needs more than a push or pull. Campgrounds are noisy places. I don't always have great experiences. If it's not slamming doors, it's diesel motor...  more
    • JoeTex16
      LarandSus October 3, 2019 I totally understand that door slamming can be annoying. However, we are also in the boat with RVrs who need to slam the door to be able to lock it. Maybe it's because of the seals, I don't know.  I do know that early on, my husband closed and locked...  more
    • JoeTex16
      Gary & Gail Fessler October 4, 2019 They are called Slam-Latches for a reason eh'!
    • JoeTex16
      Robbie & Alice October 4, 2019 Interesting, we've been on the road as full timers for 14 years.  I am surprised at what some people consider a nuisance, we haven't noticed the slamming of bay doors, yet.
    • JoeTex16
      OurMobileBackPack October 4, 2019 I have owned 3 RVs and I have had to slam shut the doors to lock them from the inside on all of them .i assumed that is just the way they are built.  Maybe its not. It is not possible to shut them quietly from the inside.
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      • JoeTex16
        Hank & Shirleen October 4, 2019 You have that right! I am aware, I’ve tried and I make more noise because I have to open it again because it didn’t latch the first time. Then I have to pull it harder, but I don’t call it slamming,I just have to do it hard enough to latch. Now, if you wa...  more
    • JoeTex16
      Sedler's October 4, 2019 I've got a Newmar Canyon Star and if you don't slam it you don't secure it. Newmar has a very serious problem with entry doors on their gas models, and as far as I can tell they just ignore it.
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      • JoeTex16
        LarandSus October 4, 2019 I don't know that it's gas models. Ours is diesel.
    • JoeTex16
      Robbie & Alice October 4, 2019 JoeTex16, just considering the length of your written complaint above; have you considered moving?  Have you considered boondocking where you only hear the sounds of nature?  Have you considered ear plugs?  Have you considered living in an ...  more
    • JoeTex16
      Tglidden October 4, 2019 All these responses and no one has suggested to have a polite conversation with the person to ask them if it would be possible to close their doors more quietly.  And JoeTex16, I would definitely agree with others that you are unfairly assuming that ...  more
    • JoeTex16
      The Rolling Stones October 4, 2019 A HUGE SHOUT OUT to Entegra Motorcoach! Now I know why having a Luxury Motorcoach is worth the money. When we are inside we don’t hear anything going on outside. Quiet as a sanctuary in there. Slam, bang, talk and carry on all you want. We are never disturbed.
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      • JoeTex16
        Sedler's October 4, 2019 Unfortunately, I don't have your economic circumstance. But I have a lot more than a lot of people. And no, I don't begrudge you yours. I'm happy we can all enjoy the RV Lifestyle.
      • JoeTex16
        Benji October 6, 2019 I just take my hearing aids out.. little less pricey...😉
    • JoeTex16
      Robbie W October 4, 2019 I have been trying to adjust my door but am having trouble getting it to close correctly? I have to slam it to shut all the way but try to only do it when we leave or going in for the night. If anyone can help me get this adjusted I would love to hear fro...  more
    • JoeTex16
      RvLouie October 4, 2019 Could be worse, thank god its not a screen door with one of those springs on it...
    • JoeTex16
      19KC69 October 4, 2019 Most everyone knows the quality of newer RVs suck. We, unfortunately, had purchased a new RV in 2016. The door would not close quietly. We had to slam the door in order for it to close. We had it in the factory shop twice. They told us there was nothing w...  more
    • JoeTex16
      Jld October 6, 2019 I use a little WD40 or dry spray lub on the latch. Then it closes real easy for a few weeks. Then I do it again. Just a little bit, you can actually spray the WD40 on a paper towel and wipe it on the latch.
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    • JoeTex16
      Travelin’ Gran October 8, 2019 Perhaps they need one of these door handles. Helps stabilize the door and then you have a softer close? Their unit is likely not as level as yours lol
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      Henry and Debbie October 8, 2019 those don't help
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      • JoeTex16
        Travelin’ Gran October 9, 2019 I’m sorry it didn’t help you. It’s made a great difference for our grandkids and us. But, if the unit is twisted, a hard close can be the only answer.
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