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Old 04-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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I need advice on where I can find another exterior door handle for my Aristream. Mine cracked and broke at the flex area. So, I need to replace it or do I need replace the whole lock mechanism?
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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I need advice on where I can find another exterior door handle for my Aristream. Mine cracked and broke at the flex area. So, I need to replace it or do I need replace the whole lock mechanism?
Any help is greatly appreciated

Chris
That company Keeler Brass, is out of business.

But, there are replacement lock kits available.

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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Its not easy but I made one and had it welded. I used stainless steel and also a piece of 3/8 stainless tubing that I slit with a grinder and slid over the flat piece of stainless. I then had to make a triangle wedge if I remember right to actuate the latch. The hard part is getting the springs back to stay while putting it back together. I didn't want the patch in the door for the new one. You can get a kit to replace it from Inland RV I think they may have it on sell now but its still not cheap. Having a welding shop make it won't be cheap either. I was lucky when mine broke because I had welders at work that did the tacking and welding.
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Here is the link.
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This might work too. Keeler Lock Repair Kit KLRkit [KLRkit] - $58.56 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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I need advice on where I can find another exterior door handle for my Aristream. Mine cracked and broke at the flex area. So, I need to replace it or do I need replace the whole lock mechanism?
Any help is greatly appreciated

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There is one on ebay at the moment.
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Thanks! I am going to try to find the one on ebay right now

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