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Old 10-04-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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latch queries

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first latch is outside, the one that holds the entry door open to the outside. it works but is very loose. it is riveted. any suggestions on tightening this latch so that a good strong wind wont grab that door and slam it shut and scare the living &@#$^ out of me ?

second latch concerns numerous latches on the swing up doors inside. they also work but i can tell they are getting worn out. any ideas on where i can get replacements.

i'm including photos of both latches in question
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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ok.
first latch is outside, the one that holds the entry door open to the outside. it works but is very loose. it is riveted. any suggestions on tightening this latch so that a good strong wind wont grab that door and slam it shut and scare the living &@#$^ out of me ?

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The spring inside is broken like mine was. Drill out the pop rivets and take your broken spring to a hardware store for a replacement. Most hardware stores will have an assortment of springs. Remember that the black bolt still needs room to move, so resist the temptation to buy one that is so long that it will coil bind with insufficient travel. You're probably wondering how I know this. Put everything back on with 4 new pop rivets and you are done. Easy!

Now you will have to get used to the door latching open every time it hits the latch instead of you having to manually latch the door. Well worth it, though.

Sorry, no advice on the cabinet latches. Check the usual suspects, Inland RV, Out-of-Doors Mart, Vintage Trailer Supply, etc...
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:47 PM   #3
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The outdoor latch is simple -- drill out the 4 pop rivets, insert new "guts", pop rivet back on.

The guts can be had in a kit from any dealer, about $5 or:

Outside Main Door Hold back 380291 [380291] - $5.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart

Can't help you with the inside latches as they are different from mine.

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Old 10-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #4
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The outdoor latch is simple -- drill out the 4 pop rivets, insert new "guts", pop rivet back on.

The guts can be had in a kit from any dealer, about $5 or:

Outside Main Door Hold back 380291 [380291] - $5.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart

Can't help you with the inside latches as they are different from mine.

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Simulations posts. Good source from mike. However, judging from your photo you probably don't need all the guts, just a spring. Mine looked exactly like yours and only required a spring replacement.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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These might work as a replacement for the lift/latches.

Grand Rapids RV-H271 CABINET DOOR SUPPORT By RV DESIGNER
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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first latch is outside, the one that holds the entry door open to the outside. it works but is very loose. it is riveted. any suggestions on tightening this latch so that a good strong wind wont grab that door and slam it shut and scare the living &@#$^ out of me ?

second latch concerns numerous latches on the swing up doors inside. they also work but i can tell they are getting worn out. any ideas on where i can get replacements.

i'm including photos of both latches in question
The entrance door holdback metal housing and the plastic holdback with the spring, is available from dealers throughout the country.

The spring however, can probably be obtained from a hardware store.

Take the holdback apart, to obtain the spring.

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