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Old 02-02-2011, 06:21 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear that. Maybe someone will chime in with more advice.

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:47 PM   #16
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I cannot figure out how the door opened if you had the magic wood bar in place.

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #17
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It wasnt the wood bar, it was a door wedge (like the one that there are pictures of floating around somewhere on the forum) but I can't figure out how it came out either, since we hadn't had any problems with it coming loose (and have been on the road for about two weeks)
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:09 PM   #18
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What is the name and where do I find this Door Latch Hardware??? I have a 86 Sovereign with a slight sprung door in the same area as your Argosy.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:31 PM   #19
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Geno; If you are refering to the devices with the red handles. They are commonly used in wood working to hold the work down. Called "Quick Release Toggle Clamps".
Go to The part # is 449-2029
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #20
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Check the striker bolt and striker pocket for excessive wear.

Also check the striker pocket to make sure the brass shim is still in place.

The door usually flies open, because the lock is not engaging properly.

Sprung doors, usually tear the door frame in half, on the inside part of the frame, where the striket bolt protrudes.

You should have it welded, or add a very stiff stiffener plate to correct the problem.

Warped doors that use an extrusion, can usually be easily fixed.

Warped doors that used the cast frame, is another story, as it cannot easily be bent back in place, without the risk of breaking the casting in another area.


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