Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1972 23' Safari
Neptune beach , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9
Removal and reinstall black dlide lach that holds entry door open.

Have a 71 trade wind, I broke off door lacch that keeps door open. How to r&r black latch w spring inside.

Rmoran113 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
Rivet Master
vswingfield's Avatar
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,777
Images: 32
Drill out the pop rivets that hold it on with a 1/8" drill. Replace the broken part(s). Reattach with new pop rivets.


vswingfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Ganglin's Avatar
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Which part did you break - the black slide itself or the small lip black lip that it catches on. If you can avoid removing the spring loaded latch it's a good thing.

If you have to remove it - slide it all the way back to the open position. Slide a thin blade (I used a 1/2 wide flexible putty knife) between the top and bottom portions. Pry up and at an angle. Watch the spring inside go flying when the top pops off. No guarantees it won't break if it's old and dried out.
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.