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    Magnetic door catches

    This is on a 2021 303RLS. On the street side the basement door is a two door arrangement. The right side 1/2 door opens vertically and mates up with the corresponding magnet fine. The left 1/2 door opens horizontally. But before the door magnets can mate up, the latch handles from the propane access door get in the way.
    I would have to space out the magnet on the wall about 15mm in order for the magnets to contact each other.
    Did anybody else come up with a fix/remedy for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott'n'Wendy View Post
    This is on a 2021 303RLS. On the street side the basement door is a two door arrangement. The right side 1/2 door opens vertically and mates up with the corresponding magnet fine. The left 1/2 door opens horizontally. But before the door magnets can mate up, the latch handles from the propane access door get in the way.
    I would have to space out the magnet on the wall about 15mm in order for the magnets to contact each other.
    Did anybody else come up with a fix/remedy for this?
    My rig (also a 2021 303) works exactly as it should. IIRC the forward magnet has a small/thin spacer behind it, as well as the magnet on the door. Holds the door securely, as long as the propane door is closed. My trailer is at the storage lot right now, but I can look this week if it helps.


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    Thanks Sabredriver, but no need to make a special trip. I thought others may have run into the same issue but I guess I have a one off issue. I checked to make sure the propane door is closed tightly, I measured the height of the magnets.
    One thing I just noticed last night was the face of the swinging door seems somewhat convex, maybe causing the issue?
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    Just make up some spacers. A piece of Starboard or a trip to the auto parts store and get a set of generic, flat plastic mud flaps. Pop your magnet off, trace it, and cut out your spacer. Might need longer screws if you need a lot of additional height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
    Just make up some spacers. A piece of Starboard or a trip to the auto parts store and get a set of generic, flat plastic mud flaps. Pop your magnet off, trace it, and cut out your spacer. Might need longer screws if you need a lot of additional height.
    I think I found the cause. Put a straight edge on the door face....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott'n'Wendy View Post
    I think I found the cause. Put a straight edge on the door face....

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    Wow, yeah, that definitely would do it! A picture for Grand Design Customer Service to get a new baggage door on its way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott'n'Wendy View Post
    Thanks Sabredriver, but no need to make a special trip. I thought others may have run into the same issue but I guess I have a one off issue. I checked to make sure the propane door is closed tightly, I measured the height of the magnets.
    One thing I just noticed last night was the face of the swinging door seems somewhat convex, maybe causing the issue?
    My 303 came home from storage today. With the baggage door open and magnets touching, there is just over 1/4” between the baggage door and the propane door latches. I need to check the baggage door for any curve, but it looks flat and clears the latches. It wouldn’t take much to cause the door to not let magnet catch hold the door open. It’s tight.


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