Soooo.... I've asked this question a couple times within the past couple years, and never received any input. I'm still not to this point yet, BUT I'm VERY close!
Of course the old 70's KT lock is notorious for failure, and although still obtainable, they are super expensive, AND my door has been butchered by the PO anyway.
My original thought was to rebuild the door and reskin the door so that I could cut the appropriate opening and strike plate to replace with the readily available FASTEC style assembly like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chrome-RV-En...-/301814268687
That said, its still the "old" style latch.
Wondering if the modern style double rotary latch with Bolt style striker are more desirable, reliable, and worthy of the extra effort?
What say you Airstream Renovation Team?
I originally thought I'd have to go sit down at a dealer parts counter to try and figure out what parts I'd need to do this, but I just found everything on Airstreamsupply.com - Here's the parts:
I have to rebuild my door anyway because of the mess that was made from the PO cutting everything up to put a household knob on after the old KT mustve died. So I have a blank slate.
Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas welcomed. Is this a worthy upgrade? OR unnecessary time & expense?