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Old 04-18-2009, 06:10 PM   #15
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Larry, is it the black plastic spring loaded latch on the main door?
If so, it's a single-use item, and isn't designed to be disassembled or removed without replacing it. It also is supposed to be NLA.
I have taken them apart and sometimes even been able to get them back together. Slide the top little black thingy back against in the direction of the spring pressure. It feels like it can't but it can. Then it flys apart. Remember how it comes apart. Good luck catching the teeny spring. 50/50 chance you will break it.

Those buggers are also used in other places like the bumper locker and rock guard.

Inland RV and maybe other retailers sells replacements that are a little bigger and made of aluminum and plastic.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:13 PM   #16
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This is mine. I got mine from Out of Doors Mart. Inland RV also carries them.
I got one of these at Home Depot recently. Slightly smaller but otherwise functionally identical.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:16 PM   #17
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Unfortunately, the sliding black plastic latch that was used to hold the screen door to the entrance door, held the sewer compartment cover in place as well as holding the entrance door open against the shell, has not been available for several years.

Using the new style entrance door holdback with the metal cover, is all that Airstream has available that can be used as a substitute.

With a little patience, they are not difficult to install, and last a lot longer.

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Old 04-18-2009, 07:29 PM   #18
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I got one of these at Home Depot recently. Slightly smaller but otherwise functionally identical.
Photo, please.

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Photo, please.

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No problem. Still need to cleanup and fill the old hole with a white pop rivet. It is my bad, I had the old one off when I removed the inner skin to replace the shade in the door of my Excella and lost it. Worst is I have no one but myself to blame.
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No problem. Still need to cleanup and fill the old hole with a white pop rivet. It is my bad, I had the old one off when I removed the inner skin to replace the shade in the door of my Excella and lost it. Worst is I have no one but myself to blame.
Some Airstream dealers have that old screen door latch.

But, from Airstream, they are rather expensive.

I will check out Home Depot as another source.

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Don't do what I done

On the photo of the deadbolt above:
Don't use a deadbolt to lock the screen door to the door frame for security without some kind of spring return. If the outer door locks to the screen door while the screen door is locked to the frame and you are outside, you are very effectively locked out. Just driving down the road can jiggle the dead bolt closed. I used a mini bungee cord to keep this from happening after locking myself out one too many times too many.

You can get in with a coat hanger. I've had the practice to develop it into an art form.
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Some Airstream dealers have that old screen door latch.

But, from Airstream, they are rather expensive.

I will check out Home Depot as another source.

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They didn't have them when I first looked, but I stumbled across this one recently. You may want to check multiple locations. The one nearest me has the worst selection and most out of stocks of any store I have been to, but it is on the way (and less than half the distance) to others.
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Don't use a deadbolt to lock the screen door to the door frame for security without some kind of spring return. If the outer door locks to the screen door while the screen door is locked to the frame and you are outside, you are very effectively locked out.

You can get in with a coat hanger. I've had the practice to develop it into an art form.
Valid point.

This deadbolt attaches the screen door to the outer door itself, not the screen door to the frame. It allows you to use the screen door handle to move both doors at the same time. The screen door latches to the frame with a spring loaded roller.
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Some Airstream dealers have that old screen door latch.

But, from Airstream, they are rather expensive.

I will check out Home Depot as another source.

Thanks.

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Hi again Andy,

I was in Home Depot the day before yesterday and found that they are now stocking the 4" long version like the original. I bought one to replace the small on in the photo just because it was (1) more original and (2) so cheap. It was $6.47.

It is an Everbilt (Eb) Surface Bolt and has the number 630 625 in the upper right corner.
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