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Old 08-28-2017, 03:07 PM   #1
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Rubber latch broke!

I have a brand new (well 3 months old) Serenity 27FB and 1 of the rubber latches on the front window cover snapped. I didn't like these things on my Jeep so I replaced them. I already know I won't like them on my Airstream if they are going to break after just 3 months.

Has anyone come up with a replacement latch that works? Preferably, something spring loaded?

I am betting I am not alone in my disdain for these latches and hoping someone smarter than me has come up with a solution.

Looking forward to your replies.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:25 PM   #2
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I had my first AS for seven years. Had this one for four. Never had one break. It's a fluke, just replace it
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:27 PM   #3
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Mine is coming up on 26 years.... Still going strong.... Just replace it!
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:34 PM   #4
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I agree with the others it is just a fluke. Our unit is 13 years old. I bought a couple of those latches as a backup thinking they would not last long. Now I have two extra rubber latches, probably dry rotting in my tool box. Looks like you are still under warranty. Have them replaced and carry on.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:50 PM   #5
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I bought a couple of replacements from Out of Doors Mart and a couple of some other brand replacements from eBay for less money. The eBay ones are a harder material that doesn't stretch much. I put one on and it broke the first time I tried to stretch it to fasten it.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:48 PM   #6
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You've convinced me. I will replace it and see what happens. Thanks for the responses!
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