Originally Posted by vhord
Thanks again Andy,
I did not see it on you web site. I will add that to my wish list to order from you. I am still waiting for a reply to an email that I sent 3/7/2008 (to firstname.lastname@example.org
) requesting prices on my front window parts. I want to order as much as possible on one order to possibly cut down on freight costs.
1970 27' Overlander
Our web site parts list is a "sale list" only.
We carry over 3300 different Airstream parts in stock.
We are short handed with 2 people out for the next ball park, 3 weeks. I will get back to you asap.
vhords photo of a striker pocket, shows the part that was used from 1970 to 1971, not 1972 as I previously quoted.
Mounting a dead bolt into the door, is an absolute "NO NO".
Mounting a dead bolt into the shell, with only a minimal hole in the door frame (not door jamb), still weakens the door. A cast door frame will more than likely break the first or second time the door is slammed.
The extruded aluminum door frames are weakened, even with a minimal additional hole cut into it, and will eventually warp out of shape, causing a water leak, which in turn, will cause a rotten floor at the entrance door area.
The safest way is to use the setup as designed by Airstream, BUT,
check to make sure that the entrance door is positioned correctly so that about 1/2 inch or more of the striker bolt is engaged into the striker plate. The location of the hinge or hinges, determines the location of the door, within the door jamb.
Also make sure that the striker pocket is not broken or worn, such as "vhords" photo shows.
Additionally, stopping vibrations due to lack of proper running gear balance, assures striker bolt and striker pocket longevity.
And finally, stopping or reducing shell shape changes, due to worn out or "no" shocks, further assists in stopping the entrance door from flying open.