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Old 06-27-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Door latch post will not stay tight..likely stripped...need help

Hi all...The door latch post on keeps coming loose and I was able to tighten it but now I fear that it has become stripped as I cannot keep it tight. I am worried that it will vibrate loose while driving and the door will fly open. Anyone have any advise on how to fix this problem. Attached photo to show where the problem is.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Gilmurr , big problem PM me I will tell you what happened to us going throught LA last summer.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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Even if it's not stripped the door may come open. It can be secured with a simple rubber door stop wedge, slipped under the grab bar next to the door. I drilled a hole in the door stop and put a small bungee loop through it to keep it at the grab bar when not in place, or remove when stopped for the night.

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Thanks for this...nice simple solution..at least in the short term
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Well after stopping 3 times to check the door...and wood through the grab handle, something had to be done. I removed the inside door trim on the latch side and was able to lift the inside skin enough to reach in to hold the latch post nut and remove the latch post. The good news is that there was not stripping of the threads and the nut tightened fine. Got a lock washer and applied loctite to the threads and tightened to what must be a never to loosen again! So problem solved.....I hope.
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