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The door is bolted to the hinges, work out which hinge has most movement in its hinge (Top or lower), this one will need to be moved forward or back to compensate for wear in hinge.
Also take note of door gap along fender (When door is closed) to
prevent it damaging paintwork.
Hope this helps, MMP

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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Remember that there is a little play in the hinges, even new ones, enough that just a slight degree of play at the hinge axis will result in several fractions of an inch movement at the latching end of the door. The key here (assuming the lower hinge is still mounted at factory height with respect to latch) is to adjust the angle of the hinge's axis such that the latching mechanism is 1/2 inch higher than the stiker plate BEFORE tightening down the hinge's mounting bolts, then when you remove your support holding up the latch end of the door it should sag back down approx 1/2 inch and line up perfectly with the latch plate. I used to do this on an old '79 Monte Carlo I used to have and even being the smallest of the Monte's, it still had fairly long, heavy doors for back then even and could get the doors to shut/latch perfectly. I own a VUE now-a-days and its door's are featherweights by comparison so they should be fairly easy to adjust and you shouldn't have to tighten the @#$% out of the mounting bolts during the adjustment, just make sure you tighten them good when the alignment turns out correct upon final inspection.
If your adjustment sags again after shutting the door a few times, then you didn't tighten down the hinge mounting bolts enough and will have to go through the adjust procedure again making sure to tighten things up better the 2nd time around.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My N842IM freezer door on my rv opens when driving. How do I adjust the hinges to get the latch closer to the striker plate?

There will be screws on the hinge either where it attaches the outer shell if the hinge pins go into the door itself, or on the door where the hinge is screwed to the door.

You might want to just check to see if there is a plate above the door on the side that opens- does ithave a hole in it? If so- you can drop a metal dowel pin in the hole to securely hold the door shut This was the way they were made not too long ago.

Alternately you should be able to adjust the latch hook itself by loosening the 2 screws that hold it, or the catch can sometimes be adjusted by loosening the jam nut and making the adjustment by turning the catch like you do on commercial refrigeration catches.

Also, look at the door itself- is it sagging from loose or bent hinges? sometimes correcting that can solve the issue.

Lastly, there is the brut force aproach, buit not always a good idea because there is so much plastic and light sheet metal involved things can break or tear loose. But once in a while a careful application of some modest force to the catch loop or hook with a supporting block of wood, or careful placement of the prying tool on the screw heads of the hook or loop to get it to more securely catch can sometimes be the remedy.

Last option- Industrial velcro. If all else fails, this can be the simple solution.

Posted on Apr 01, 2012

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